Sandusky River
May 13-15, 2022



Wolf Creek Campground, Sandusky County Parks District
2701 OH-53, Fremont, Ohio 43240

All sites in this park are primitive: no water and no electric
I have reserved sites #5, 7, and 9
Two tents per site or one camper and one tent
Check in time 2:00. Check out time 12:00
Campsite $20/night.

Please let me know by April 27 if you would like to save a place. I will cancel any unclaimed sites on April 28.

Saturday paddle is an 8 mile trip. Paddle locations may change due to river conditions.

Put in: Steyer Nature Preserve
5901 N County Rd. 33
Tiffin, Ohio

Take out: Wolf Creek Park Canoe Launch
2409 OH-53
Fremont, Ohio

There are several other paddle opportunities on the river for Friday and Sunday. Steyer Nature Preserve and Wolf Creek Park have several miles of trails some of which are shared with the Buckeye Trail.

The Sandusky River was the second river to join Ohio's scenic river system in 1970. It is one of Ohio's longest rivers within the Lake Erie watershed. Located between the Upper Sandusky in the northwestern agricultural region of the state, the designated portion flows through Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.
The southern two-thirds of the river is relatively flat, characterized by broken ridges ranging from 10 to 50 feet in height, which are representative of end moraines deposited by the glaciers. The northern one-third is flat to gently rolling and is characterized by shorelines from ancient lakes that were formed as the glaciers receded.
The Sandusky is the only stream in the state that is home to all six species of redhorse suckers including the state endangered river redhorse. Since the removal of St. John's dam, which impounded 9 miles, the stream boasts an increased diverse aquatic habitat. Once home to the Seneca and Wyandot Indians, the Sandusky River Valley has played an important role in Ohio's past. There were four forts along the river's banks including Fort Stephenson where the Americans won a decisive victory in the War of 1812.
The Sandusky State Scenic River offers several public access sites that are open for hunting and canoeing. It also provides excellent fishing along most of its length, highlighted by the annual migration of walleye and white bass from Sandusky Bay to Ballville Dam.

Ruth Devereaux