Fountain Grove CA

About this Area

For more information call
(660) 646-6122
Total Acres

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wetlands at fountain grove conservation area
Noppadol Paothong

Fountain Grove Conservation Area sits in the floodplain of the Grand River and serves as an important migration stop for a variety of wildlife.  It also plays an essential role in providing wintering habitat for Canada geese of the Eastern Prairie Population.

The area was the first wetland area developed by the Conservation Commission and has grown from its original 3,433 acres in the 1940s to its present size of 7,906 acres.

The area is managed to provide diverse wetland habitats, including marshes, bottomland forests, grain fields, oxbow lakes and sloughs.

An active heron rookery is located along Locust Creek.  Bald eagles are commonly seen on the area throughout the winter. The area also supports populations of rail, snipe, wood ducks, mourning doves, white-tailed deer, turkey, raccoon, beaver, river otter and many bird species.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Sunfish,
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Deer,
    • Dove,
    • Turkey
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Morning Draw
  • Tours
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
At Meadville, take Route W south 5 miles, then Blackhorn Drive south 0.75 mile to the area headquarters.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information