AAA Editor Notes
Kelleys Island State Park is on the southern tip of the island. Within the 677-acre park are the Glacial Grooves, where fossilized marine life is embedded in limestone bedrock. A walkway and stairs offer views of the grooves, which are considered among the finest glacial carvings in America. A boardwalk, observation deck and lookout tower at The North Pond Nature Preserve offer views of animals such as birds, deer, herons, squirrels and waterfowl. The water level in the pond fluctuates with the rise and fall of Lake Erie.
Some of the recreational opportunities include boating, fishing, hiking and hunting. A swimming beach is part of the park.
Note: Facilities are limited. Be aware of the presence of nonvenomous Lake Erie water snakes and poison ivy.
Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.