Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio, United States
Nearest city Toledo, Ohio
Coordinates 41°41′10″N 83°19′19″W / 41.68615°N 83.32187°W / 41.68615; -83.32187Coordinates: 41°41′10″N 83°19′19″W / 41.68615°N 83.32187°W / 41.68615; -83.32187[1]
Area 2,445 acres (9.89 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=31541

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge was donated to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1964 by the owners of the Cedar Point Shooting Club. Currently, the refuge consists of 2,445 acres (9.9 km2) of marsh, divided into three pools. The largest pool, almost 2,000 acres (8 km2), is the largest contiguous marsh in Ohio's Lake Erie marshes.

Most of the refuge is closed to the public; however, a fishing area is open from June through August. The refuge is managed by staff at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, in Oak Harbor.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.