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Resthaven Wildlife Area

#2 of 6 things to do in Castalia Features Animals
Castalia, OH
+1 419-684-5049
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Wildlife viewing: Ladyslippers

We were attracted to the Resthaven Wildlife Area for the combination of birding and the White... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Foxboro, Massachusetts
via mobile
See wildlife not people

Resthaven Wildlife Area occupies most of the area on the west side of state route 269 between... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Paul S
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The Resthaven Wildlife Area, consisting of wetland, prairie, and forest, is the habitat for a number of plant and animal species, may of which are endangered. It also offers boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities.
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“state fish” (2 reviews)
Castalia, OH
+1 419-684-5049
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We were attracted to the Resthaven Wildlife Area for the combination of birding and the White Ladyslippers that bloom in "mid to late May". The other reviews here on TripAdvisor are helpful if you want to go there to fish or go birding. If you...More

Thank Susan_David11
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Resthaven Wildlife Area occupies most of the area on the west side of state route 269 between Castalia and US hwy 6. No facilities and not a lot of people (unlike the Lagoon Deer Park just up the road), just a lot of wildlife in...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This is a great place to fish, plus its full of nature. You'll see Canadian geese, deer, pheasants, rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs, etc...plus a myriad of birds.

2  Thank Mellissa S
Reviewed 29 July 2013

It's a little out of the way area just off Route 269, where folks fish and kayak. It's quiet and pretty, preferred by Canada geese.

2  Thank AnnB44824
Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

Loved the great fishing. TThere should be bathrooms since it is a state park. More ranger patrols. More piers for fishing. One is not big enough. Need trash receptables to cut down on trash dumping. Otherwise very peaceful and secluded.

1  Thank bigcatcatcher
Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

Great Large Mouth Bass fishing. Please abide by the size limits posted. Have seen Bald Eagles there many times. Be sure to use bug spray with Deet to keep the ticks at bay. They can be quite bad there.

1  Thank ranman448
Reviewed 12 May 2012

This place is beautiful, but doesn't get lots of people. Pet friendly. I wouldn't walk here alone because it's so secluded feeling, but my husband and dog go all the time!!!

2  Thank learnedtraveler
Reviewed 2 May 2012

This area is quite extensive, over 2,000 acres to explore. If you like to fish or just enjoy nature, this is the place to go in Erie County, Ohio. We love to bike here, there are many side roads to follow, but keep a map...More

Thank MelindaY
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