Hocking Hills Reservoir

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Hocking Hills Reservoir
Rose Lake
Rose Lake 02.JPG
LocationHocking Hills State Park,
Hocking County, Ohio
Coordinates39°25′30″N 82°32′18″W / 39.42500°N 82.53833°W / 39.42500; -82.53833 (Hocking Hills Reservoir and Dam (Hocking County))[1][2]
Typereservoir
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation856 ft (261 m)[1][2]
References[1][2]

Hocking Hills Reservoir locally nicknamed Rose Lake is located just outside Old Man's Cave, in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Hocking Hills State Park.

Location[edit]

It is accessed via the crossing of the Old Man's Cave gorge and following the signs - about a 3 miles (4.8 km) hike. There is no direct road access, though a shortcut may be found via a trail from a primitive campground which borders the lake.

Hocking Hills reservoir is the approximate midpoint of a trail between Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls. Specifically, it is found on the Upper Gorge Trail.

Hocking Hills Reservoir was formed via the creation of a dam. According to local legend the lake is haunted. Since the park which it is a part of closes at dusk, investigation of said claims is limited to those wishing to stay in the primitive campground, or whom venture in during the day. Regardless, the details, in brief, involve a mother who was looking for her lost child after dark and proceeded to fall off a cliff.

Another "haunting" tail involves the demise of a man who committed suicide in the lake. Fishermen are said to see underwater lights, or a pacing figure on the shore who disappears.

Rose Hollow valley[edit]

Rose Hollow is the valley which contains Hocking Hills Reservoir and for which it is locally nicknamed Rose Lake.
Coord Elevation:
Mouth:[3] 39°25′21″N 82°32′22″W / 39.42250°N 82.53944°W / 39.42250; -82.53944 (Rose Hollow valley - mouth(Hocking County)) 761 feet (232 m)
Source:[3] 39°26′9″N 82°31′45″W / 39.43583°N 82.52917°W / 39.43583; -82.52917 (Rose Hollow valley - source (Hocking County))

Rose Lake[edit]

Rose Lake
LocationHocking County, Ohio
Coordinates41°4′11″N 80°43′44″W / 41.06972°N 80.72889°W / 41.06972; -80.72889 (Rose Lake (Hocking County))[4]
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation1,096 ft (334 m)[4]
References[4]

Officially, Rose Lake is actually this other lake in Hocking County, Ohio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hocking Hills Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ a b c "Hocking Hills Reservoir Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  3. ^ a b "Rose Hollow valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  4. ^ a b c "Rose Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.

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