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PARKS & NATURAL AREAS

With kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and beach relaxing, Lake Erie Shores & Islands is the place for fun in the sun!

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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

110 Lighthouse Dr.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores

The grounds surrounding the lighthouse offer picnic areas and views of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, Kelleys Island, South Bass Island and Cedar Point....

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Nickle Plate Beach

corner of Tiffin Ave and Nickel Plate Dr.
Huron, OH 44839
Central Shores

An expansive sandy beach with scenic views of Lake Erie sunrises, sunsets, and the Huron Lighthouse. Sand beach, picnic shelter and tables, grills...

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Catawba Island State Park

4049 Moore's Dock Rd.
Catawba, OH 43452
North Shores

Launch ramp, flush toilets, picnic shelter, fishing pier, ice skating, and ice fishing access....

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Main Street Beach

Main St.
Vermilion, OH 44089
East Shores

Main Street Beach is a swimming beach with an observation deck, kayak/canoe launch, benches, ADA mobility mat, and concession stand. Main Street B...

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Camp Perry Beach

1000 Lawrence Rd., Bldg. 600
Port Clinton, OH 43452
West Shores

*For the 2020 season, beach access has been restricted to those staying in Camp Perry lodging facilities. Camp Perry Beach is a sand swimming beac...

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Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve and State Nature Preserve

2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6)
Huron, OH 44839
East Shores

This 573-acre reserve is one of Ohio's best remaining examples of natural estuary. The estuary serves as a field laboratory where scientists can s...

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East Harbor State Park

1169 N. Buck Rd. (SR 269)
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, East Harbor State Park has unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Boating, fishing, swimming, picnick...

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South Bass Island State Park

1523 Catawba Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Put-in-Bay

Picnic shelter, launch ramp, fishing pier, stone beach area, family campground, and shower facilities. Apr to mid-Oct....

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Lake Front Park

end of Park and Center sts.
Huron, OH 44839
Central Shores

Lake Front Park Beach is a swimming beach that has picnic tables, grills, a play area, a gazebo, restrooms, and fishing available. Leashed dogs pe...

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Mazurik Access

Northshore Blvd. (off SR 163)
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores

The 15.9-acre Mazurik Access Area is located on the north side of Marblehead Peninsula just west of Lakeside. This site provides boaters and angle...