Paint Creek State Park Article

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Paint Creek State Park
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Map showing the location of Paint Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Paint Creek State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Highland, Ross, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 39°15′15″N 83°22′35″W / 39.25417°N 83.37639°W / 39.25417; -83.37639
PAINT CREEK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°15′15″N 83°22′35″W / 39.25417°N 83.37639°W / 39.25417; -83.37639
[1]
Area5,652 acres (22.87 km2)
Elevation850 ft (260 m) [1]
Established1974
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Paint Creek State Park


Paint Creek State Park is a 5,652-acre state park located in the Highland and Ross counties of the U.S. state of Ohio. [2] The park contains several campgrounds and a lake, created by the damming of Paint Creek. [3] Paint Creek State Park was created in 1974. [4]

The Highlands Sanctuary, a private nature preserve, is contiguous with the park.

The underlying geology of the park is limestone, and significant limestone bluffs may be seen -- and hiked to -- just below the dam. The bluffs feature an outstanding colony of the smooth cliffbrake, Pellaea glabella.

References

  1. ^ a b "Paint Creek State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Paint Creek State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Paint Creek State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Paint Creek State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

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