Fishing & Boating

Independence Dam State Park
27722 State Route 424, Defiance 43512
Independence Dam State Park covers 591-acres situated along the banks of the beautiful Maumee River. This park is located approximately 3 miles east of Defiance on St. Rt. 424 and offers recreational opportunities including boating access, hiking trails, camping, fishing, scenic drives, and picnic areas. A hiking trail, once the towpath for the Miami/Wabash/Erie Canal, meanders between the old canal […]
Maumee Water Trail
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The Maumee River travels through woodland, farmland, and the heart of Defiance in route to Maumee Bay in Lake Erie. Boat, canoe, or kayak from Fort Wayne to Toledo.
Oxbow Lake & Wildlife Area
9 Schick Road, Defiance 43512
Oxbow Lake lies 5 miles northwest of the city of Defiance and can be accessed from State Route 15 at Schick Road. Fish of Interest for Anglers include largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish and bullhead.  The operation of watercraft with any motor is permitted but at idle speed only without creating a wake. There is a small boat launch located […]