Hueston Woods State Park
|Hueston Woods State Park|
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)
|Governing body||Ohio Department of Natural Resources|
|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.
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (June 2014)|
- Art Weber. Ohio State Parks. Saginaw, Michigan: Glovebox Guidebooks, 1995. ISBN 1-881139-04-2.
- Hueston Woods State Park Ohio Department of Natural Resources Official Site
- Hueston Woods Park Map from ODNR Official Website
- Hueston Woods Campground Map from ODNR Official Website
- Hueston Woods Trail Map from ODNR Official Website
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