LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
This 251-acre public hunting area lies three miles southwest of Lisbon in central Columbiana County. Access is provided from Wayne Bridge Road which runs along the east side of the park.
The area is on the southern fringe of the glacial boundary. Slopes vary from gently rolling near the highest portion of the park becoming progressively steeper and more rugged as you move toward the water courses. The park contains 210 acres of forest including second growth hardwoods of black locust, black cherry, and red maple as well as mature oaks, black walnut, and sugar maple. Index of Ohio's trees from the Division of Forestry. The remaining 40 acres are in grassland meadow.
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
Scenic Vista Park was acquired in 1977 as the first major acquisition of the Columbiana County Park District. Wildlife habitat management has included the planting of conifers, reforestation of fields, and planting of warm season grasses. Recreation uses include picnicking, hiking, and other outdoor pursuits. An archery range is open for public use.
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Whitetail deer, turkey, and squirrels are the principal game species. Furbearers that are common to the region are also found here.
HUNTING, FISHING, AND TRAPPING
Scenic Vista has good squirrel hunting along with whitetail deer and turkey hunting.
PUBLIC USE FACILITIES
Parking is available from sunrise to sunset within the park gate and limited parking is available outside the gate before dawn and after dark. A restroom is provided near the pavilion.
Further information may be obtained from the Columbiana County Park District at (330) 424-9078 or from the Wildlife District Three Office, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319; telephone (330) 644-2293.
TURN IN A POACHER
Ohio’s TIP, “Turn In a Poacher,” program is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state. TIP is designed to involve the public in reporting wildlife violations. Citizens who observe wildlife violations should call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.
Return to list of northeast Ohio wildlife areas.