Mount Gilead State Park

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Mount Gilead State Park
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Map showing the location of Mount Gilead State Park
Map showing the location of Mount Gilead State Park
Location in Ohio
LocationMorrow, Ohio, United States
Coordinates40°33′00″N 82°48′42″W / 40.55000°N 82.81167°W / 40.55000; -82.81167Coordinates: 40°33′00″N 82°48′42″W / 40.55000°N 82.81167°W / 40.55000; -82.81167[1]
Area181 acres (73 ha)
Elevation1,148 ft (350 m)[1]
Established1949
Governing bodyOhio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation
WebsiteMount Gilead State Park

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

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.)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Gilead State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Mount Gilead State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Mount Gilead State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mount Gilead State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

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