East Harbor State Park

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East Harbor State Park
Ohio State Park
East Harbor Lake Erie View.jpg
Lake Erie with split breakwall
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ottawa
Elevation 587 ft (179 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°32′51″N 82°48′36″W / 41.54750°N 82.81000°W / 41.54750; -82.81000Coordinates: 41°32′51″N 82°48′36″W / 41.54750°N 82.81000°W / 41.54750; -82.81000 [1]
Area 1,831 acres (741 ha) [2]
Established 1947 [3]
Management Ohio Department of Natural Resources
East Harbor State Park is located in Ohio
East Harbor State Park
Location in Ohio
Website: East Harbor State Park

East Harbor State Park is located on the shores of Lake Erie. This park includes a beach area, campground, marina, and wetland wildlife preserve areas.[2][4] The park offers swimming, boating and fishing, seven miles (11 km) of hiking trails,[5] picnicking, hunting, and disc golf.[6]

Beach[edit]

A thin stretch of sand beach juts north-ward into the waters of Erie, separating Middle Harbor from the lake. Part of this beach was damaged in 1972 by a storm, washing away a large section of the two-mile (3 km) beach. The current beach is a much smaller area to the north of the park, where swimming is permitted.[7] Four segmented offshore breakwaters have been constructed on the Northern section of beach, to sustain what is left of the sandy shoreline.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Harbor State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "East Harbor State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "East Harbor State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ "East Harbor State Park". East Harbor State Park. 
  5. ^ "East Harbor State Park". StateParks.com. 
  6. ^ "East Harbor State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ "East Harbor State Park Beach History". Save Our Eastharbor Beach. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. 
  8. ^ Joan Pope (1984). "Segmented Offshore Breakwaters" (PDF). The Coastal Society. 


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