Maumee Bay State Park - Oregon, OH - Ohio State Parks

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Welcome to Maumee Bay State Park
Maumee Bay State Park offers 1,336 acres of not only the finest of recreational facilities in the Midwest, but also a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie. The lodge, cottages and golf course are nestled among the scenic meadows, wet woods and lush marshes teeming with wildlife. The balance of recreational facilities with the natural world gives visitors a diverse experience in a coastal environment.

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Within Facility
Reserve a Picnic Shelter
Six shelters can be reserved online or by calling (866) 644-6727. Reservations can be up to one year in advance.
ADA accessible
Open 18' x 20' shelter
Grass surface at #1, 2, 3, & 4 - sand surface at #5 & 6
6 picnic tables
Charcoal grills available at #1, 2, 3, &4
Electric is not provided
Close to modern restrooms, the inland & Lake Erie beaches & the waterslide

Unique Getaway: Yurt
1 Yurt with refrigerator and microwave

24 deluxe cottages at the park are nestled among scenic wetlands and a picturesque golf course
Each cottage is equipped with a gas fireplace, heating and air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, living area, two bedrooms with a loft, or four bedrooms
Cottage guests may use all lodge facilities
Pets are permitted in select cottages, call (800) 282-7275 for details

252 electric sites
Shower houses, flush toilets, electricity and playground equipment are available
The campsites are open and spacious and border natural meadows and ponds which are open to fishing for campers only
Pet camping is also permitted
Five miles of asphalt "bicycle/pedestrian" trails provide access to most of the day-use areas
Bike rental, a basketball court and horseshoe pits are available
Registered campers can borrow games and sporting equipment from the camp office

Ohio's eighth state park lodge opened in May of 1991
Quilter Lodge has 120 guest rooms, each with private balcony overlooking the Maumee Bay of Lake Erie
Lodge features include: free high speed WiFi, racquetball courts, indoor racquetball/wallyball courts, game room, saunas, hot tubs, whirlpools, indoor and outdoor pools, kids’ splash garden, children’s soft play area, fitness center, conference and meeting rooms, full-service dining room, cocktail lounge, snack bar, and self serve laundry facility.

A 32-slip marina on Lake Erie has dockage available by reservation. A 57-acre inland lake in the park is suitable for sailing, canoeing and other non-motorized boat use. A life jacket loaner board is located at the inland lake. 24 overnight slips with electric and water. 7 transient day use slips. All slips can accommodate boats up to 15’ width and 45’ length. Pump-out service is available. ADA accessible slips available

Lake Erie, known as the "walleye capital of the world," offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the midwest. Great catches of walleye, channel catfish, freshwater drum, smallmouth bass and yellow perch delight the fisherman. The man-made inland lake near the lodge offers good pan fishing opportunities with two wheelchair accessible fishing piers and the small pond, located near parking area #7, is designated as a kid-friendly family fishing area. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

Maumee Bay's unique 18-hole "Scottish Links" style golf course has low, rolling mounds, bent grass fairways, greens and tees, numerous sand bunkers and ponds. A golf pro-shop is in operation with a PGA certified professional on staff.

Hunting is permitted in adjacent Mallard Club Marsh Wildlife Area. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.

Nature Center
Trautman Nature Center located just a few hundred yards from Maumee Bay Lodge is equipped with inter-active displays, a programming auditorium, research laboratory and viewing windows. It is a state-of-the-art nature center staffed by a year-round naturalist. Learn about the park’s history as the site of numerous significant Native American events, and why the Maumee Bay area was once known as the Great Black Swamp. A boardwalk trail is adjacent to the nature center.

The park features two sand beaches -- on the Lake Erie shore and along the park's inland lake. A concession area and changing booths are provided. A large lakeside amphitheater lies between the two beaches.

The easy, two-mile Interpretive Boardwalk trail traverses swamp and marsh wetlands and has interpretive signs, an observation blind and tower, and a wheelchair accessible loop. A bridle/multi-use trail is open to hiking, cross-country skiing and biking as well as horseback riding.
Inland Lake (paved-biking & jogging) - 3.0 miles
Interpretive Boardwalk (hiking) ADA accessible - 2.0 miles
Multi-Use Trail - 2.5 miles
Mouse Trail (hiking) - 2.5 Miles - Easy

Winter Recreation
Under the proper winter conditions, park guests can enjoy cross-country skiing on the Mouse Trail, winter nature hikes, ice skating, and sledding on the area's top-rated sledding hill.

More to Do
Bike rental, basketball and volleyball courts are also available in day-use areas of the park
Butterfly gazebo
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