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OHIO
Mercer County

Wildlife Officer:
Ryan Garrison
(937) 372-5639 X5210

Eastview Park
This park is 43 acres of woodland and 8 acres of water.  Shore fishing and other recreational activities are available.  Eastview park is located west of St. Rt. 29.
419-586-1041

Grand Lake St. Marys
Grand Lake St. Marys was vital to the development of the Northwest Territory.  The German laborers were given thirty cents a day and a jigger of whiskey to hand dig the lake.  The lake was completed in 1845 with a final total of 13,500 acres of water.  For many years Grand Lake St. Marys was the largest man-made lake in the world.  It originally served as a feeder reservoir for Miami-Erie canal.  It prospered until the 1870s when the railroads eventually took over.  The area experienced another economic boom when oil was discovered in the 1890s.  The last oil well is marked in the middle of the lake with a huge pile of rocks.

At Grand Lake St. Marys boats can have unlimited horsepower.  Five state boat ramps provide access to the lake.  Fuel, boat rentals, and seasonal dock rentals are available.  While fishing some of the fish are:  crappie, catfish, bass, bluegill, and perch.  Public hunting is in designated areas.  Some of the game include:  fox, squirrel, mink, raccoon, beaver, coyote, and white-tailed deer.  Over 90 seasonal duck blinds are available by lottery.  Grand Lake St. Marys is located in one of the nations major migration routes.  Some of the birds that use the lake as a resting stop on their way to Canada are:  geese, ducks, grebes, swans, egrets, loons, cormorants, and ospreys.  Ducks, geese, and heron also nest here.  All hunting and fishing require a state license.  Grand Lake St. Marys is located south of St. Rt. 703 and east to St. Rt. 127.

Mercer Wildlife Area
Mercer Wildlife Area is 350 acres and 8 acres of water.  No hunting besides waterfowl hunting.  Waterfowl hunting is by permit only.  Trapping and fishing is permitted.  The wildlife area is located east of St. Rt. 127, just below Grand Lake St. Marys.  513-372-9261

Northshore, Pullman Bay / Mercelna Parks
Combined, these parks have 10 acres of woodland and 6 acres of water.  Boat ramps, boat docks, and other recreational activities are available.  Power and sail boats are permitted.  Northshore, Pullman / Mercelna Parks also provides great spots for shore fishing.  All the parks are located in the city of Celina.  419-586-1041

Westview Park
This park is 28 acres with 2 acres of water.  Shore fishing and other recreational activities are available.  Westview Park is located south of Fairground Rd. in the city of Celina.  419-586-1041


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