Spend a Day at the Delaware Wildlife Area
The 4,670-acre Delaware Wildlife Area is situated eight miles north of Delaware, Ohio just off U.S. Route 23. With topography ranging from flat to gently rolling hills, the area is home to mixed grasses, briers, prairie grasses, clover, small shrubs, second-growth hardwoods, and advanced succession brush.
Visitors may see Whitetail Deer, Cottontail rabbits, Ring-Necked pheasant, mourning doves, squirrels, woodchucks, raccoons, muskrats, minks, and opossums as well as Canadian geese, wood ducks, and mallards. The abundance of wildlife makes this public area a great place for all types of hunting.
The wildlife area is also adjacent to the 1330-acre Delaware Lake, which is fed by the Olentangy and Whetstone rivers. It is one of the premier crappie hot spots in the state and is home to many species of gamefish including bluegill, largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, and saugeye. In the spring its tributaries are teeming with spawning fish. There are also a large number of ponds on the wildlife area that are accessible for pan fishing.
Hunters, anglers, birdwatchers, and wildlife enthusiasts will all find the wildlife area full of great opportunities. Click here for more information on the Delaware Wildlife Area