Forked Run State Park

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Forked Run State Park
Forked Run State Park is located in Ohio
Forked Run State Park
Location Meigs County, Ohio
Nearest city Reedsville, Ohio
Coordinates 39°06′05″N 81°47′15″W / 39.1014669°N 81.7876327°W / 39.1014669; -81.7876327Coordinates: 39°06′05″N 81°47′15″W / 39.1014669°N 81.7876327°W / 39.1014669; -81.7876327
Area 791 acres (320 ha)
Created 1949 (1949)
Operated by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website [1]

Forked Run State Park is a small Ohio state park located in eastern Meigs County, Ohio, United States. Its area is 791 acres (320 ha), while the lake covers 102 acres (41 ha). The name is pronounced with two syllables for "Forked". It fronts on Ohio State Route 124. The park borders the Shade River State Forest, from which it was created in 1951. The dam was created in 1952, when the park was opened to the public.

The park features an extensive campground with rustic cabins, picnic facilities, hiking trails, a swimming beach, two boat ramps, and a disc golf course. It also is located close to an Ohio River boat ramp, so the campground also serves Ohio River boaters. The cabins have gas lanterns, bunk beds and a gas stove. These cabins have no showers. Showers are provided at the beach area.

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External links[edit]

  • State of Ohio site: [2]