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Sunset, Punderson State Park, December 2014
|Location||Geauga County, Ohio, United States|
|Area||741 acres (300 ha)|
|Elevation||1,171 ft (357 m)|
|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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