Hueston Woods State Park

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Hueston Woods State Park
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A beech tree in the park
Location Ohio, United States
Nearest city College Corner, Ohio
Area Land: 2,936 acres (1,188 ha)
Water: 625 acres (253 ha)
Established 1957
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Acton Lake
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Acton Lake
Location southwestern Ohio
Coordinates 39°33′24″N 084°44′06″W / 39.55667°N 84.73500°W / 39.55667; -84.73500 (Acton Lake)
Lake type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 625 acres (253 ha)

Hueston Woods State Park is a state park located in Butler and Preble counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, about five miles (8 km) northeast of Oxford in the southwestern part of the state. It has 3,596 acres (1,455 ha), including a man-made lake of 625 acres (253 ha). The state bought the land in 1941, but the park did not open until 1957. It has 12 miles (19 km) of trails, a 96 room lodge, and an eighteen hole golf course.

The state used the land initially as a prison camp. In 1956, Four Mile Creek was dammed to form Acton Lake, named for Clyde Acton, the member of the Ohio General Assembly who persuaded the legislature to buy the property.

The park lies in Oxford Township, Butler County, and Israel Township, Preble County.

References[edit]

  • Art Weber. Ohio State Parks. Saginaw, Michigan: Glovebox Guidebooks, 1995. ISBN 1-881139-04-2.

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Coordinates: 39°34′34″N 84°44′44″W / 39.57611°N 84.74556°W / 39.57611; -84.74556