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Big Island Wildlife Area

This 5,872-acre wildlife area is located five miles west of Marion on State Route 95.

The woodlots in the north and west section of the area provide the best squirrel and woodcock hunting, and the adjacent brushland is popular for rabbit hunting. Waterfowl hunting is good throughout the area in the marshes and along the Scioto River.

The Scioto River offers fair to good fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, rock bass, channel catfish, bullhead, carp, and suckers.

State highways and county roads provide access to the area. Many parking lots are located throughout the area. A Watchable Wildlife viewing deck located along State Route 95.

A waterfowl hunting blind is reserved for open use only by persons who are confined to wheelchairs. Additional waterfowl hunting opportunities are available along an Electric Powered All Purpose Vehicle (EPAPV) accessible hunting lane located on a portion of Big Island Wildlife Area at the intersection of SR 203 and SR 739. Access is by EPAPV permit only.

Big Island Wildlife Area
Marion County

near New Bloomington, Ohio 43341

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (614) 644-3925

Special Hours: Call the Wildlife Distric One Office at (614) 644-3925 for more information.







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