Punderson State Park

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Punderson State Park
Ohio State Park
Name origin: Lemuel Punderson
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
Elevation 1,171 ft (357 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°27′23″N 81°12′49″W / 41.45639°N 81.21361°W / 41.45639; -81.21361Coordinates: 41°27′23″N 81°12′49″W / 41.45639°N 81.21361°W / 41.45639; -81.21361 [1]
Area 741 acres (300 ha)
Established 1951
Management Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Punderson State Park is located in Ohio
Punderson State Park
Location in Ohio
Website: Punderson State Park

Punderson State Park is a 741-acre (300 ha) state park in Newbury, Ohio. The state park features a 150-acre (61 ha) lake[2] and a lodge that enjoys a reputation for being haunted.[3][4][5] The park has facilities for swimming, fishing, camping, golf, and sledding in wintertime.[6]

History[edit]

The site was developed as an estate in the early 1800s by land agent Lemuel Punderson, one of the area's first settlers. After summer cottages, a hotel and Tudor-style lodge were constructed, the Ohio Division of Wildlife purchased the land and lakein 1948, then transferred control to the Division of Parks and Recreation for development as a state park in 1951.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

On August 22, 1882, the pioneers of Newbury held a reunion on the lake, with a reading of Albert G. Riddle's poem, "Punderson's Pond."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Punderson State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Punderson Lake". Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Overview". Punderson State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Haunted History of Punderson Manor" (Press release). Xanterra Parks & Resorts. October 10, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ Dominique King (August 22, 2011). "Punderson's Haunted History". Tourism Ohio. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Activities". Punderson State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "History & Natural Features". Punderson State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ Riddle, Albert Gallatin. "Punderson's Pond". Mark Loan: A tale of the Western Reserve pioneers. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 

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