Dempsey Wildlife Area

A duck flapping its wings in the water

The 66.8-acre Dempsey Wildlife Area borders Sandusky Bay on the south coast of the Marblehead Peninsula. The site is about 2 miles west of the Johnson’s Island Causeway on the south side of South Bayshore Road in Danbury Township. Dempsey has a four-lane concrete boat ramp, a semi-protected boat bay, a handicap-accessible L-shaped pier and a small dock. Dempsey Access has nearly a quarter-mile shore. More than 50 acres at the site are wooded including some areas along the coast. By boat, Dempsey Access is 4.2 miles north of downtown Sandusky (Erie County). The access area has more than 120 car-and-trailer spaces and 45 car-only spaces in a separate lot with handicap accessible paths leading to the pier.