Scheeff East Point Preserve

Scheeff East Point Preserve

The beach at Scheeff East Point Preserve in early spring.

Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve is an 8.8 acre parcel is one of the last remaining natural settings for people to enjoy the Lake Erie Islands. Offering spectacular views of Lake Erie and the surrounding Islands, East Point’s rocky shores, shallow water, and upland cover provide habitat for the Lake Erie Watersnake, thousands of migratory songbirds and waterfowl, and a host of shoreline plants. Mrs. Rose Scheeff provided a generous donation toward the purchase of this property. A walking path around the perimeter and small parking area are available on site. The area offers shoreline fishing, excellent birdwatching, and access for kayakers.

Birdwatchers at Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve

Birdwatchers at Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve

The Preserve is owned by the Put-in-Bay Township Park District. It was purchased by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy with the assistance of the Lake Erie islands Conservancy. Purchase funds came from a Section 6 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant to protect habitat for the Lake Erie water snake, the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund as well as other donations from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, the First Energy Foundation, the Sandusky Eagles Foundation as well as many other private donors including Mrs. Rose Scheeff.