Close up of a white owl at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

What to See at the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

group of friends on a roadtrip with text saying to download our free vacation guideYou want to visit Central Ohio to get away from city life and its challenges. Here, you can let go of your worries and breathe in the fresh air as you roam through the countryside! The Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area gives you the chance to explore the beautiful landscape of our region, discover its ecosystems and wildlife, and enjoy a fabulous day trip with your loved ones. Read on to learn more about this natural attraction and start planning your visit today! Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for more ideas on what to do during your trip. It has all our favorite recommendations for local restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!

Here’s What You Need to Know About Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area


What Is the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area?

Welcome to Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, your gateway to the wonders of Central Ohio. This 9,230-acre wildlife area sits in the heart of the farming country in Sandusky, OH, only 25 minutes away from HideAway Country Inn. The park features farmland, prairies, grassland, woods, and water areas that include marsh, a 360-acre reservoir, an upground reservoir, and more than 125 ponds!

What Can You Do Here?

Killdeer is a beautiful place for nature lovers. You can go on a hike, hunt, go birdwatch, and even fish in the pond. Make sure you pack a rod to catch the local fish like bass and walleye! You will need a license to fish, which costs $19 for Ohio residents and $40 for out-of-state visitors. If you plan to go birdwatching, bring along some binoculars and marvel at the hawks and owls!

Visit the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Too!

After you explore the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, plan to visit the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. It’s 50 minutes away from the first park, so we recommend going on separate days so that you’re not rushed for time. This 90-acre preserve is the perfect place to learn more about Ohio native birds. Hike the footpaths through woods and marshes to see the different species in their habitat, and check out the exhibits in the museum area. Most displays are wheelchair and stroller accessible!

Find Your Own Sanctuary at HideAway Country Inn

food and guests on the deck of the HideAway treehouse suiteHideAway Country Inn is a scenic lodging option near Bucyrus that welcomes you for a relaxing getaway! Reconnect with nature and yourself as you enjoy our top-notch amenities and accommodations.

How about a cozy stay in our Eagles Nest Luxury Suite? Unwind from all the hustle and bustle in this spacious suite with the one you love. Lounge in the living area with a glass of wine, unwind in the divine whirlpool tub, and fall asleep to the sound of a crackling fire. In the morning, you’ll wake up feeling as refreshed as ever and can start the day with a delicious, homemade breakfast. It’s so yummy that it will make you look forward to waking up every day!


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