Burr Oak State Park

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Burr Oak State Park
Ohio State Park
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Athens, Morgan
Elevation 820 ft (250 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°31′51″N 82°02′07″W / 39.53083°N 82.03528°W / 39.53083; -82.03528Coordinates: 39°31′51″N 82°02′07″W / 39.53083°N 82.03528°W / 39.53083; -82.03528 [1]
Area 2,593 acres (1,049 ha) [2]
 - Water 664 acres (269 ha)
Established 1952
Management Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Burr Oak State Park is located in Ohio
Burr Oak State Park
Location in Ohio
Website: Burr Oak State Park

Burr Oak State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Ohio, located mostly in Morgan County, with part extending into Athens County.[2] Its postal address is in Glouster.

The park is centered at Burr Oak Lake. The dam for the lake is federal property under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers, and is named Tom Jenkins Dam. It was built in 1950 for flood control. The maximum depth of the lake is around thirty feet.

The lake and park are named in honor of the burr oak tree, a variety of oak.

The area of the park is 2,593 acres (1,049 ha), while that of the lake is 664 acres (269 ha). The park was dedicated in 1952.[3]

The Buckeye Trail passes around the lake, and the North Country Trail is coincident with the Buckeye in this location. The park features a total of 28 miles (45 km) of trails.

A guest lodge was available until it closed in 2012 for renovations and has reopened in 2013. Cabins, picnic grounds, and camping, including a group campsite have also reopened. The park also features boat docks, ramps, tennis, mini-golf course and a swimming beach. Hunting is permitted in some areas of the park.[4]

The park borders the Wayne National Forest and the Sunday Creek State Wildlife Area.

Historically, the park has maintained a number of open areas along roadways as wildflower meadow-type areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burr Oak Lodge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Burr Oak State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Burr Oak State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Burr Oak State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 

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