Forked Run State Park

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Forked Run State Park
Ohio State Park
Country United States
State Ohio
County Meigs
Elevation 686 ft (209 m) [1]
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 [1]
Area 791 acres (320 ha) [2]
Established 1951 [3]
Management Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Forked Run State Park is located in Ohio
Forked Run State Park
Location in Ohio
Website: Forked Run State Park

Forked Run State Park is a small Ohio state park located three miles (4.8 km) south of Reedsville in eastern Meigs County, Ohio, United States. Its area is 791 acres (320 ha), while the lake covers 102 acres (41 ha).[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Forked Run State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Forked Run State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Forked Run State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Forked Run State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 

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