Osprey Lake – Visual Ohio One Shot!

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger

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If you know Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, then you know that it is home to the small herd of bison, located in several acres of fields close to the metro parks nature center.

Most of the parks traffic is centered there, as you’d expect – because -BISON!

However, if you travel south into the other sections of the park, you’ll see a smaller parking area with a small sign for Osprey Lake.

Fishing is allowed here, all applicable State laws are in effect.

The day we visited, it was a bright, sunny day.  Warm with a high of 80F, but with very low humidity.

You can walk right down to the waters edge in many places.   A path surrounds the lake, scattered around the paths are picnic tables.  The path is primitive, a mixture of grass in parts and large stone in others.

What strikes you though is the crystal clear waters.  In many places, you can see right down to the bottom.  This also allows you to see the large fish that inhabit the water as well.

There were a few families there fishing and enjoying the day.

If you are over in western Columbus or the Galloway area and are looking for a nice, quiet waterfront spot to either fish, picnic or just sit and enjoy the silence, this is a great place to check out.  Remember, take only pictures and leave only footprints!

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