Birding at Rocky River Park

Rocky River, Ohio

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Rocky River Park

General Information

Address

20250 Beach Cliff Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116

County/Counties

Cuyahoga

DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) p. 40, A4

Nearest Town or City

10 miles west of Cleveland, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

From Lake Road (US-6) turn north on Falmouth Drive to the stop sign at Beach Cliff Boulevard. The park entrance is ahead on the left.

About Rocky River Park

Rocky River Park, 4.97 acres, provides public access to the lakefront. From its observation decks birders can see from the mouth of the Rocky River to Bradstreet’s Landing. This lakefront location has a small playground, picnic shelter, grills, restrooms and observation decks.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

Yes.

Fees/Permits

None.

Restroom Facilities

Heated restrooms are open all year. Facilities at other city parks are open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October.

Other Useful Information

Park rules state that dogs must be on a leash, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. However, this is not always the case, especially at Elmwood Park.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

1.2 miles west on Rte. 6 to Bradstreet’s Landing, 5.99 acres, 22400 Lake Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

0.9 mile to Elmwood Park, west of Rte. 6, left on Elmwood; 31.74 acres, 600 Elmwood Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.

Birds of Interest by Season

Winter

Lakefront migrants, especially waterfowl, gulls.

Spring

Lakefront migrants, especially vultures, waterfowl, gulls, raptors.

Fall

Lakefront migrants, especially loons, grebes, waterfowl, including all three species of scoters.

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