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Mt. Gilead State Park
Pond with dock and paddlecraft
Location Morrow County, Ohio, United States
Area Land: 181 acres (73 ha)
Water: 32 acres (13 ha)
Elevation 1,148 ft (350 m)
Established 1949
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Designation Ohio state park
Website Mt. Gilead State Park

Mt. Gilead State Park is a public recreation area located immediately to the east of the village of Mount Gilead in Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The state park covers 181 acres (73 ha), 32 of which are the upper and lower lakes. It offers hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing and electric-motor boating as well as wintertime ice skating, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing. Access to the park is via State Route 95.

History

Work on the park began in the early 1900s, with the creation of a dam across Sam's Creek. Work continued through the proceeding decades, with a larger lake being completed below the first one on July 10, 1930. In 1949, the park was turned over to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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