Buckeye Lake State Park Article

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Buckeye Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Buckeye Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Buckeye Lake State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Fairfield, Licking, Perry, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 39°55′47″N 82°26′50″W / 39.92972°N 82.44722°W / 39.92972; -82.44722
BUCKEYE LAKE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°55′47″N 82°26′50″W / 39.92972°N 82.44722°W / 39.92972; -82.44722
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Area3,349 acres (13.55 km2)
Elevation886 ft (270 m) [1]
Established1949
Named for Buckeye Lake
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Buckeye Lake State Park

Buckeye Lake State Park is a 3,349-acre (1,355 ha) Ohio state park near Millersport, in Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties, Ohio in the United States. The park is named for Buckeye Lake (originally Licking Summit Reservoir), which was built in the 19th century to supply water to the Ohio and Erie Canal.

The park, with headquarters at Liebs Island on the west side of Buckeye Lake, consists of a number of shore areas, islands, and water acreage. Shore areas and islands include Brooks Park, Fairfield Beach, Liebs Island, Mud Island and North Shore. Activities include boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, wildlife observation and winter recreation. Fishing access is available at all locations. Boat ramps are located at Liebs Island, Fairfield Beach and North Shore. Docks are available for rental at Fairfield Beach. Boating opportunities are currently limited given low lake levels, a result of precautions associated with the state of the dam. Swimming beaches are located at Brooks Park, Crystal Beach (at North Shore) and Fairfield Beach. Swimming is currently prohibited at all areas, due to algae levels and to storage of dredged material at Brooks Park. [2] Wildlife visible in or from the park include cormorants, herons, bald eagles, osprey, and numerous waterfowl.

References

  1. ^ a b "Buckeye Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Buckeye Lake State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 21, 2017.

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