Blue Rock State Park Article

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Blue Rock State Park
Blue Rock State Park main entrance sign.JPG
Map showing the location of Blue Rock State Park
Map showing the location of Blue Rock State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Muskingum, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 39°48′59″N 81°50′50″W / 39.81639°N 81.84722°W / 39.81639; -81.84722
BLUE ROCK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°48′59″N 81°50′50″W / 39.81639°N 81.84722°W / 39.81639; -81.84722
[1]
Area322 acres (130 ha) [2]
Elevation840 ft (260 m) [1]
Established1949
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Blue Rock State Park

Blue Rock State Park is a public recreation area located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio. The state park encompasses 322 acres (130 ha) that are surrounded by the 4,573 acres (1,851 ha) of Blue Rock State Forest. [2]

History

The state's purchase of the state forest began in 1936; the dam creating Cutler Lake was finished in 1938; the state park was officially created with the advent of the Division of Parks and Recreation in 1949. [3]

Facilities and activities

The park offers swimming, boating and fishing on Cutler Lake, camping, nature trails, picnicking facilities, and hunting in the surrounding state forest. [4]

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References

  1. ^ a b "Blue Rock State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Blue Rock State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Blue Rock State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Blue Rock State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 11, 2017.

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