Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge Article

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Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio, United States
Nearest city Toledo, Ohio
Coordinates 41°41′10″N 83°19′19″W / 41.68615°N 83.32187°W / 41.68615; -83.32187 [1]
CEDAR POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Latitude and Longitude:

41°41′10″N 83°19′19″W / 41.68615°N 83.32187°W / 41.68615; -83.32187 [1]
Area2,449.77 acres (9.9139 km2) [2]
Established1964
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge was donated to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1964 by the owners of the Cedar Point Shooting Club. Currently, the refuge consists of 2,445 acres (9.9 km2) of marsh, divided into three pools. The largest pool, almost 2,000 acres (8 km2), is the largest contiguous marsh in Ohio's Lake Erie marshes.

Most of the refuge is closed to the public; however, a fishing area is open from June through August. The refuge is managed by staff at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, in Oak Harbor.

References

  1. ^ "Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Table 3. National Wildlife Refuges - Acres by State and Unit" (PDF). US Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 7 September 2016.

 This article incorporates  public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.