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Black River Reservation

 

Directions to Black River Reservation

Day's Dam day use area at East 31st & Norfolk Avenue

Lorain From Sheffield Lake: Take Rt. 301 south to French Creek Rd., turn right (west). Take French Creek Rd. to East River Rd. and turn left. Go a short distance and turn right onto E. 31st St. drive over the bridge. The parking lot is on the left, just before Norfolk Ave.

From Avon Lake: Take Rt. 83 south to Rt. 254 (Detroit Rd.) and turn right (west). Take Rt. 254 to French Creek Rd. and turn right. Take French Creek until it dead-ends into East River Rd. and turn left (south). Drive a short distance, then turn right onto E. 31st St. Go over the bridge, the parking lot is on the left, just before Norfolk Ave.

From Amherst, Vermilion (to Day's Dam): Take Rt. 2 east to the Rt. 57 north exit. Continue on Rt. 57 past 254 to E. 31st St. Turn right onto E. 31st St. The park entrance is approx. 6 blocks down on 31st St. on the right just past Norfolk Ave.

From Elyria: Take Rt. 301 (Abbe Rd.) north to Rt. 254. Turn left. Take Rt. 254 to East River Rd. Turn right (north). Take East River Rd to E. 31st St. Turn left onto E. 31st St. Drive over the bridge. The entrance is on the left just before Norfolk Ave.

High Meadows Picnic Area & Bur Oak Picnic Area

From LaGrange, Carlisle Township, Penfield: Take State Rt. 301 north to State Rt.10 east. Take Rt. 10 to Rt. 57. Take Rt. 57 north to West River Rd., near Midway Mall. Turn right onto West River Rd. Go about one mile to Ford Rd., and turn right onto Ford Rd. (If you pass Midway Mall before finding Ford Rd., you've gone too far.)The entrance to the High Meadows Use Area will be first. The entrance to the Bur Oak Use Area is about a 1/2 mile further on Ford Rd.

From Vermilion: Take Rt. 2 east to Community College exit (Rt. 254/Rt. 301 exit). Turn left off exit ramp onto Rt. 254. Take Rt. 254 to Gulf Rd. (is called East River Rd. on north side of Rt. 254) just before the bridge. Turn left onto Gulf Rd. and then right onto Ford Rd. The entrance to the Bur Oak Use Area will be first. The entrance to the High Meadows Use Area is about 1/2 mile further on Ford Rd.

From Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield: Take Rt. 254 west to Gulf Rd. Turn left onto Gulf Rd. and then right onto Ford Rd. The entrance to the Bur Oak Use Area will be first. The entrance to the High Meadows Use Area is about 1/2 mile further on Ford Rd.

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