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Rush Run Wildlife Area

Rush Run Wildlife Area is located in southwest Ohio, 14 miles northwest of Middletown near the village of Somerville. Facilities include parking lots, access roads, a designated shotgun-only target area, latrines, a boat ramp, year-round dog training area, and several nature trails.

Many kinds of nesting and migrant birds utilize the area. A variety of songbirds can be found all year. Bird watching is a prime form of recreation and enjoyment for many visitors.

The Rush Run Wildlife Area is popular for rabbit, bobwhite quail, and pheasant hunting. Deer and fox squirrels are abundant in the more open woods and fencerows and along streams. Raccoons and woodchucks are widely distributed and hunting is usually good. Waterfowl hunting is usually best in the wooded coves of the lake. Trapping for muskrats and mink along the lake shoreline, around ponds, and on stream banks is popular and productive.

The 54-acre lake provides fishing opportunities. Only boats with electric motors are permitted.

Rush Run Wildlife Area

Camden, Ohio 45311

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (937) 372-9261
Local Number: (513) 726-6795


Sunday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Special Hours: Contact the Rush Run Wildlife Area Manager at (513) 726-6795 or the Wildlife District Five Office at (937) 372-9261 for information.


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