Rocky Fork State Park (Ohio) Article

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Rocky Fork State Park
A photo of Rocky Fork Lake and marina from the east end overlook
Rocky Fork Lake
A map of Ohio showing the location of Rocky Fork State Park
A map of Ohio showing the location of Rocky Fork State Park
Location Highland County, Ohio, United States
Nearest city Hillsboro, OH
Coordinates 39°11′11″N 83°28′21″W / 39.1864547°N 83.4724163°W / 39.1864547; -83.4724163
ROCKY FORK STATE PARK (OHIO) Latitude and Longitude:

39°11′11″N 83°28′21″W / 39.1864547°N 83.4724163°W / 39.1864547; -83.4724163
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Elevation879 [1]
Established1950
Visitors792,973 (in 2009) [2]
Administrator Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Rocky Fork State Park

Rocky Fork State Park is a state park located at 9800 North Shore Drive in Highland County, Ohio, United States. [3] Rocky Fork State Park contains the 1,992-acre (8 km2) Rocky Fork Lake with 30.9 miles of shoreline. [4] The lake was added to the state park system in 1950. [5]

The park has several marinas, boat ramps, swimming beaches, picnic areas, hiking trails and a nature center near the campground. [6]

Within the park are located two significant archaeological sites dating from the Hopewellian period: the Rocky Fork Park Group and the Rocky Fork Park Site. [7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Rocky Fork State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Ohio State Parks 2009 Annual Report" (PDF). Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Rocky Fork State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rocky Fork Lake". Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Rocky Fork State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Rocky Fork State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. (1999). Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. 1. St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Somerset. p. 770. ISBN  978-0403033935.

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