Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge Information
|Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
|Location||Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio, United States|
|Nearest city||Toledo, Ohio|
CEDAR POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||2,449.77 acres (9.9139 km2) |
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge|
Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1964 when the owners of the Cedar Point Shooting Club donated the land to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge is now about 2,630 acres (10.6 km2) of marsh that is divided into three pools. The largest one is almost 2,000 acres (8.1 km2), it is the largest contiguous march in Ohio’s Lake Eire marches.
This refuge is mostly closed off to the public, but between June and August, about 40 acres are open for fishing. Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the staff from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge out in Oak Harbor, Ohio off of Route 2. The purpose was to maintain the natural wildlife population on balance with the habitat available while decreasing and limiting exotic plant and animal species. This refuge is not to be used as a public park, campground or picnic area.
Prior to being owned by the shooting club, in 1813 a group of men, women, and children used it as a point of shelter after coming from Michigan across the frozen Lake Erie, to escape the River Raisin Massacre, which was a series of conflicts in the Michigan territory from January 18-23, 1813 during the War of 1812. This war was between the United States and British/Native American alliance by the River Raisin, Frenchtown is now known as Monroe, Michigan.
- "Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Table 3. National Wildlife Refuges - Acres by State and Unit" (PDF). US Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 7 September 2016.