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Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area

This 5,421-acre wildlife area lies 12 miles southeast of Jackson on U.S. Route 35.  The scenic rolling hills are dissected by Symmes Creek, a small, low-gradient stream, and several of its tributaries.

The area is popular for hunting squirrels, ruffed grouse, deer, and wild turkeys.  Scattered oak-hickory groves provide 3,420 acres of good squirrel hunting.  More than 1,000 acres of reverting old fields with wild crabapple, hawthorn, and Virginia pine in combination with second growth hardwoods, provide excellent habitat for ruffed grouse, deer and wild turkey.  Waterfowl hunting is limited but productive early in the season before the shallow marshes and ponds freeze over.  Woodcock hunting is increasing in popularity.  Raccoon hunting is good.

Several miles of interior roads and many parking areas provide good access to the entire area.  Nearly twenty miles of walking trails are available to both hunter and hiker.

Unusual features: The remains of Madison Iron Furnace are located near the area headquarters. Also, the historic Kanawha Trail, used by buffalo, Native Americans, colonial militias, and early settlers, crosses the wildlife area.


Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area
Gallia County

Thurman, Ohio 45685

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740)589-9930

Special Hours: Call the Wildlife District Four Office at (740)589-9930







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