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Punderson State Park
Punderson State Park.jpg
Sunset, Punderson State Park, December 2014
Map showing the location of Punderson State Park
Map showing the location of Punderson State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Geauga, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°27′23″N 81°12′49″W / 41.45639°N 81.21361°W / 41.45639; -81.21361
PUNDERSON STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

41°27′23″N 81°12′49″W / 41.45639°N 81.21361°W / 41.45639; -81.21361
[1]
Area741 acres (300 ha)
Elevation1,171 ft (357 m) [1]
Established1951
Named forLemuel Punderson
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Punderson State Park

Punderson State Park is a 741-acre (300 ha) state park in Newbury, Ohio. The state park features a 150-acre (61 ha) lake [2] and a lodge that enjoys a reputation for being haunted. [3] [4] [5] The park has facilities for swimming, fishing, camping, golf, disc golf, and sledding in wintertime. [6]

History

The site was developed as an estate in the early 1800s by land agent Lemuel Punderson, one of the area's first settlers. After summer cottages, a hotel and Tudor-style lodge were constructed, the Ohio Division of Wildlife purchased the land and lakein 1948, then transferred control to the Division of Parks and Recreation for development as a state park in 1951. [7]

In popular culture

On August 22, 1882, the pioneers of Newbury held a reunion on the lake, with a reading of Albert G. Riddle's poem, "Punderson's Pond." [8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Punderson State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Punderson Lake". Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Overview". Punderson State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Haunted History of Punderson Manor" (Press release). Xanterra Parks & Resorts. October 10, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Dominique King (August 22, 2011). "Punderson's Haunted History". Tourism Ohio. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Activities". Punderson State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "History & Natural Features". Punderson State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Riddle, Albert Gallatin. "Punderson's Pond". Mark Loan: A tale of the Western Reserve pioneers. Retrieved June 8, 2013.

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