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Magee Marsh Wildlife Area - A Feature of the Great Black Swamp
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A dense swamp forest roughly the size of the state of Connecticut once stretched across this region of Ohio and Indiana. A remnant of ancient Lake Maumee, this dense, soggy flatland supported abundant waterfowl and wildlife, but blocked travel and settlement and remained largely uninhabited until it was cleared and drained for agriculture between 1860 and 1885. This marsh and other scatter remnants are all that remain of the Great Black Swamp. Managed for a variety of wetland wildlife, Magee is one of the premier bird watching sites in North America, with more than 300 species.
Address
13229 W. State Route 2
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Location
13229 W. St Rt 2
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.603567, Longitude: -83.187180.
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