Mount Gilead State Park

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Mt. Gilead State Park in autumn

Mount Gilead State Park is located in Morrow County, Ohio, United States to the east of the village of Mount Gilead. Access to the park is via State Route 95.


Work on the park began in the early 1900s, with the creation of a dam across Sam's Creek. Work continued through the proceeding decades, with a larger lake being completed below the first one on July 10, 1930. In 1949, the park was turned over to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Mount Gilead State Park covers 181 acres (0.73 km2), 32 of which are the lakes. It offers hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing and boating (electric motor only) opportunities.

The park's hills limit access during the winter, when vehicle access to the lakes is typically closed. (The descent is somewhat steep and features a switchback.)

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Coordinates: 40°33′N 82°49′W / 40.550°N 82.817°W / 40.550; -82.817