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Stonelick State Park
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Map showing the location of Stonelick State Park
Map showing the location of Stonelick State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Clermont, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 39°13′06″N 84°03′49″W / 39.21833°N 84.06361°W / 39.21833; -84.06361
STONELICK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°13′06″N 84°03′49″W / 39.21833°N 84.06361°W / 39.21833; -84.06361
[1]
Area1,058 acres (4.28 km2)
Elevation873 ft (266 m) [1]
Established1948
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website Stonelick State Park

Stonelick State Park is a park located in Clermont County, Ohio, approximately 25 miles (40 km) east of Cincinnati, Ohio. [2]

Area and location

The park is 1,058 acres (4.28 km2) of land and 200 acres (0.81 km2) of water. [2]

The park is located off Ohio SR 727 in Wayne Township.

History

The land for the park was acquired in 1948, and a dam at the west side of the lake was completed in 1950, [3] which created the lake. [4]

Since the park's inception, there was a wastewater leak that damaged the ecology of the lake. [5] The lake was dredged in the early-mid 1990s to restore the contamination levels of the lake to those that are safe for wildlife and swimming.

Gallery

Activities and attractions

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Boating (electric motors only)
  • Camping (electric and amenities are available on the south side of the lake, a primitive camping area is on the north side of the lake) [6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Stonelick Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Stonelick State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Stonelick State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Stonelick Lake". Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Ingram, Timothy I. (April 1, 1993). "A preliminary investigation into the bacteriological water quality problems of Stonelick Lake State Park, Ohio". Journal of Environmental Health.
  6. ^ "Stonelick State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2017.

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