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East Harbor State Park is located on the shores of Lake Erie. This park includes a beach area, campground, marina, and wetland wildlife preserve areas.[2][4] The park offers swimming, boating and fishing, seven miles (11 km) of hiking trails,[5] picnicking, hunting, and disc golf.[6]

East Harbor State Park
East Harbor Lake Erie View.jpg
Lake Erie with split breakwall
Map showing the location of East Harbor State Park
Map showing the location of East Harbor State Park
Location in Ohio
LocationOttawa, Ohio, United States
Coordinates41°32′51″N 82°48′36″W / 41.54750°N 82.81000°W / 41.54750; -82.81000Coordinates: 41°32′51″N 82°48′36″W / 41.54750°N 82.81000°W / 41.54750; -82.81000[1]
Area1,831 acres (7.41 km2)[2]
Elevation587 ft (179 m)[1]
Established1947[3]
Governing bodyOhio Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteEast Harbor State Park

BeachEdit

A thin stretch of sand beach juts north-ward into the waters of Erie, separating Middle Harbor from the lake. Part of this beach was damaged in 1972 by a storm, washing away a large section of the two-mile (3 km) beach. The current beach is a much smaller area to the north of the park, where swimming is permitted.[7] Four segmented offshore breakwaters have been constructed on the Northern section of beach, to sustain what is left of the sandy shoreline.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "East Harbor State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "East Harbor State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "East Harbor State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "East Harbor State Park". East Harbor State Park.
  5. ^ "East Harbor State Park". StateParks.com.
  6. ^ "East Harbor State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "East Harbor State Park Beach History". Save Our Eastharbor Beach. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008.
  8. ^ Joan Pope (1984). "Segmented Offshore Breakwaters" (PDF). The Coastal Society.


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