Birding at Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake, Ohio

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Seneca Lake Park

General Information


22172 Park Road Senecaville, OH 43780


Guernsey, Noble

DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) p. 71-A7, p. 72-A1

Nearest Town or City

6 miles east of I-77 Exit 37 Senecaville, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

From Cambridge, 6 miles south on I-77, 6 miles east on OH 313, south on OH 574.

About Seneca Lake

The Senecaville Lake Project provides flood control and conservation for wildlife. It is part of the Muskingum Watershed. There are 3,550 acres of water, 45 miles of shoreline, and 4,060 acres of land. A log-cabin Nature Center and hiking trails are near Seneca Lake Park and Campground.

The northern section of the lake hosts many ducks, grebes and loons. Small sections of water are usually open near the dam area even in cold weather. Eagles have been seen here also. During times of lower water levels the southern end of the lake can be good for migrating shorebirds. Many woodland species can be found near the campground and cabin areas.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

Northern Shore, Seneca Lake Park, and Campground, Marina.



Restroom Facilities

Northern Shore, Seneca Lake Park and Campground, Marina.

Harmful Insects, Poisonous Plants, or Animals

Bees, wasps, and poison ivy.

Restaurants in the Area

Seneca Lake Marina Restaurant open all year. Subway on OH 313 near I-77.

Other Useful Information

Seneca Lake is fed by the Seneca Fork of Wills Creek.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

To the north is Salt Fork State Park. To the southwest is Wolf Run State Park. To the west-southwest is The Wilds.

Birds of Interest by Season


Common Loon; Pied-billed, Horned and Red-necked Grebes; numerous species of ducks. In late winter Bald Eagle.


Migrating shorebirds and warblers, Brown Thrasher, swallows and other passerines.


Ohio summer nesters.


Migrating warblers and other passerines.

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