LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
This 168-acre wildlife area is approximately 2 miles due south of Blanchester and is accessible from the Fayetteville-Blanchester Road on the east and Woodville Road on the west. The majority of the area is in Brown County with approximately 18 acres in Clermont County.
The terrain is very flat to gently rolling. Approximately 50 percent is in grassland, 25 percent is mature woods, and 25 percent is brushland.
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
The area was a donation from Edward G. and Robert C. Bott as a memorial to their parents, Della Gates and Edward Charles Bott. The Division of Wildlife took possession of the property on May 7, 1985.
The area is managed for quail and rabbit. There are two ponds on the area for public fishing and waterfowl hunting.
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Bobwhite quail, cottontail rabbit, gray and fox squirrels, and deer are the most abundant game species. Raccoon, muskrat, skunk, opossum, and waterfowl are the other major furbearer and game species. Woodcock frequent the area during migration.
PUBLIC USE FACILITIES
Two parking lots are located on the area; one on Garner Road and the other is located on Woodville Road and provides access to the ponds.
Further information may be obtained from the Wildlife District Five Office, 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia, Ohio 45385; Phone (937) 372-9261. Or contact Indian Creek Wildlife Area, 4258 Snowhill Road, Fayetteville, Ohio 45118; Phone (513) 875-2111.
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 southwest Ohio wildlife areas.