Lake White State Park Article

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lake White State Park
Lake White repair work.jpg
Lake White under repair
Map showing the location of Lake White State Park
Map showing the location of Lake White State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Ohio showing the location of Lake White State Park
Location Pike County, Ohio, USA
Nearest city Waverly
Coordinates 39°05′51″N 83°01′11″W / 39.09750°N 83.01972°W / 39.09750; -83.01972
LAKE WHITE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°05′51″N 83°01′11″W / 39.09750°N 83.01972°W / 39.09750; -83.01972
[1]
AreaLand: 92 acres (37 ha)
Water: 337 acres (136 ha)
Elevation597 [1]
Established1949
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Lake White State Park is a state park located southwest of Waverly in Pike County, Ohio, United States. It contains 92 acres (37 ha) of land and 337 acres (136 ha) of water. [2]

History

Part of Lake White State Park includes the remains of the old Ohio and Erie Canal channel. The lake was built during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). Most of the land surrounding the lake is privately owned. [3] Lake White was officially dedicated as a state park in 1949 when the Division of Parks and Recreation was created. [4]

In August 2014, the dam showed signs of leaking and required major repairs. The lake was drained to allow for the process to begin. [5] In July 2015, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced the awarding of a contract to fix the dam and the bridge that goes over it. [6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Lake White State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Lake White State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Lake White". Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lake White State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Caitlin Turner (September 2, 2014). "Lake White State Park closes as dam fixes continue". Chillicothe Gazette. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Wheels in motion for Lake White improvement project" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. July 16, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2017.

External links