Lake Loramie State Park Article

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Lake Loramie State Park
Lake Loramie Bridge.jpg
The Lake Loramie Bridge
Map showing the location of Lake Loramie State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Loramie State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Shelby, Auglaize, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 40°22′20″N 84°20′16″W / 40.37222°N 84.33778°W / 40.37222; -84.33778
LAKE LORAMIE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

40°22′20″N 84°20′16″W / 40.37222°N 84.33778°W / 40.37222; -84.33778
[1]
Area407 acres (165 ha)
Elevation958 ft (292 m) [1]
Established1949 [2]
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Lake Loramie State Park

Lake Loramie State Park is a public recreation area located on the northeast side of Fort Loramie, Ohio. It occupies 407 acres (165 ha) on 1,655-acre (670 ha) Lake Loramie [3] and is operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. [4]

History

Lake Loramie was named after French-Canadian trader Louis Lorimier, who established a trading post at the mouth of Loramie Creek in 1769. Lake Loramie was constructed in 1844–45 as a storage reservoir supplying water to the Miami-Erie Canal system. In 1949, Lake Loramie was turned over the Division of Parks and Recreation of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. [2]

Recreation

The park offers fishing and boating. Crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, bullheads, carp and largemouth bass can be found in the lake. Camping facilities include electric sites, rent-a-camp sites, and cabins. [5]

Activities and amenities

  1. ^ a b "Lake Loramie State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Lake Loramie State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Lake Loramie". Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lake Loramie State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lake Loramie State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 16, 2017.

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