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Madison Lake State Park
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Madison Lake State Park, September 2019
Location Madison County, Ohio, United States
Nearest city London, Ohio
Area Land: 76 acres (31 ha)
Water: 106 acres (43 ha)
Elevation 971 feet (296 m)
Established 1950
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Designation Ohio state park
Website Madison Lake State Park

Madison Lake State Park is a public recreation area located four miles southeast of London in the Darby Plains region of Madison County, Ohio, in the United States. The state park includes the 106 acres (43 ha) Madison Lake, for which it was named, and an additional 76 acres (31 ha) of land surrounding the lake.

The lake was formed in 1947 when a dam was built on Deer Creek in Madison County, Ohio. The site was handed over to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in 1950. The small community of Madison Lake, Ohio, also named after the reservoir, lies on the western shores of the lake.

ODNR maintains a boat ramp, a 300 feet (91 m) sand beach area, changing booths and restrooms, picnic areas, shelter houses, as well as a 1 mile (1.6 km) hiking trial all along the southern end of the lakeshore. The north end of the lake is reserved for migratory game bird hunting. The lake itself is also a very popular fishing location, with a variety of species found in the lake. Although the park headquarters are located at Deer Creek State Park, a small office is maintained on site.

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