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Trimble State Wildlife Area
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912 Portage Lakes Drive
Akron, Ohio   44319
(lat:39.5241 lon:-82.1224) map location

Phone: (614) 265-6300
The Trimble State Wildlife Area in Ohio is a sprawling sanctuary that encompasses approximately 4,500 acres of diverse landscapes, including forests, wetlands, and grasslands. It serves as an ideal habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, offering a haven for migratory birds, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and many other species. With its multiple trails and recreational opportunities, such as hunting and fishing, the Trimble State Wildlife Area provides visitors with a chance to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while enjoying outdoor activities in peaceful surroundings.
History of the Area
Trimble State Wildlife Area is a natural reserve located in Athens County, Ohio. The area had a rich history before it was designated as a wildlife area.

The land which now constitutes the Trimble State Wildlife Area was originally owned by the United States government and was a part of the Virginia Military District. In the early 1800s, this land was given to veterans of the Revolutionary War as compensation for their military service. Over time, the land was sold and exchanged between several private owners.

In 1930, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) acquired the first parcel of land that would eventually become the Trimble State Wildlife Area. The goal was to preserve the land's natural resources, including forests and wetlands, and protect its wildlife inhabitants.

Throughout the following decades, additional parcels were acquired by the ODNR, expanding and enhancing the wildlife area. In 1978, the wildlife area officially became Trimble State Wildlife Area.

The Trimble State Wildlife Area spans over 4,500 acres and offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. It is mainly managed for wildlife conservation and hunting. The wildlife area is characterized by diverse habitats, including forests, open fields, marshes, and ponds, which attract a wide range of wildlife species.

Visitors can explore the area through various hiking trails, bird-watching, and fishing opportunities. There are also designated hunting areas for game species such as deer, turkey, and small game. The ODNR continues to actively preserve and manage Trimble State Wildlife Area to maintain and protect its natural resources and wildlife populations for the enjoyment of future generations.
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Conference Center
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15.3 miles from park*
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Cottages and Cabins
A lakeside retreat in the beautiful Hocking Hills on scenic Lake Logan. Full kitchen, Hot Tub, Satellite HD TV, sitting room, breakfast nook, and electric AC/Heat.
18.1 miles from park*

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1. If you are coming from the south or north, take the U.S. Route 33 and head towards Nelsonville.
2. From Nelsonville, take the Ohio State Route 691 eastbound.
3. Continue on Ohio State Route 691 for approximately 4.5 miles until you reach Hunterdon Road.
4. Take a left onto Hunterdon Road.
5. After about 1.4 miles, turn right onto Vore Ridge Road.
6. Continue on Vore Ridge Road for approximately 2.2 miles.
7. Take a left onto Township Road 250, also known as Kings Road.
8. Follow Township Road 250 for about 0.7 miles.
9. The Trimble State Wildlife Area will be on your left.

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