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Symmes Wildlife Area

This 114-acre wildlife area is located in Symmes Township and lies 2.3 miles northwest of Waterloo in Lawrence County.  Access is obtained from Township Road 320, also known as Old Forest Ridge Road. Parking is available along Old Forest Ridge Road about 2 miles from the intersection of SR 141 and Old Forest Ridge Road.

Symmes Wildlife Area was obtained in 1990 as a gift from John W. Hall.  Management work includes protection and improvement of existing woodlands with the main emphasis on forest game management.

White-tailed deer, wild turkey, and gray squirrel are the principal game species.  All furbearers common to the region are also found on the area. The area is popular for hunting gray squirrel, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey.  Oak-hickory stands scattered throughout the area provide excellent habitat for squirrel and the wild turkey.

A variety of woodland songbirds are attracted to Symmes Wildlife Area, including the scarlet tanager, pileated woodpecker, red-headed woodpecker, ovenbird, and various other songbirds.


Symmes Wildlife Area
Old Forest Ridge Road

Symmes Township, Ohio 45249

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 589-9930
Local Number: (740) 682-7524


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 Wildlife District Four Office at (740) 589-9930 or the Cooper Hollow Area Manager at (740) 682-7524 for more information.


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