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Punderson State Park
Sunset over water
Sunset, Punderson State Park, December 2014
Location Geauga County, Ohio, United States
Area 741 acres (300 ha)
Elevation 1,171 ft (357 m)
Established 1951
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Designation Ohio state park
Named for Lemuel Punderson
Website Punderson State Park

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


The site was developed as a castle 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 lake in 1948, then transferred control to the Division of Parks and Recreation for development as a state park in 1951.

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