Birding at Egypt Valley State Wildlife Area

Piedmont, Ohio

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Egypt Valley Wildlife Area

General Information

Address

Interstate 70 and State Route 800, Morristown, Piedmont, OH 43983

County/Counties

Belmont

DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) Page 62, coordinates C2, C3, D2, D3.

Nearest Town or City

Hendrysburg on Interstate 70, and Flushing.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

Take County Road 108 north out of Hendrysburg and you enter the area immediately. From Flushing, take State Route 149 south to Smith Road (CR 104), then turn right. Two or three miles will get you to the area. When you see the highwalls you are there. The state has posted small yellow signs.

About Egypt Valley Wildlife Area

This is a reclaimed strip mine area. There are some woods, some cattail swamps, and quite a few ponds. Most of the area is grasslands and pasture. This is being overgrown by an invasive shrub (not sure of the species) so in a few years except where grazed or mowed it may be completely covered by shrubs.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

Scattered but not marked as such.

Fees/Permits

None,

Restroom Facilities

None.

Restaurants in the Area

There are restaurants at the interstate exits. There is a convenience store in Flushing that serves food (I think it is a Subway in the store but they have more variety than that).

Other Useful Information

No campgrounds. No official trails.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

Piedmont Lake, Barkcamp State Park, Salt Fork State Park.

Birds of Interest by Season

Winter

Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle (possible).

Summer

Grassland sparrows.

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