Mt. Gilead State Park

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Mt. Gilead State Park

Ohio

(740) 548-4631

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Overview

Mt. Gilead State Park is a quiet, small 181-acre park centrally located in the state of Ohio. Picnicking, fishing and hiking can be enjoyed year-round at this beautiful location. The wealth of natural wonders found at Mt Gilead State Park can be traced back to the Ice Age--a time when two-thirds of Ohio was frozen land covered with glacial ice, nearly a mile thick in places. During this age many changes occurred in the Ohio landscape: the stream systems were altered, topography changed and the Great Lakes were formed. The glaciers left Ohio a legacy of valuable natural resources. The mature woodlands provide a glimpse of what Ohio was to the early settlers. Wildflowers such as wild geranium, hepatica, trillium and bloodroot, carpet the spring forest floor. The leafy canopy is occupied by the woodthrush, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren and other songbirds. Skunks, raccoons, white-tailed deer and a variety of other mammals make this park their home.

Map of Mt. Gilead (OH)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.548465, -82.808876

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Activities

  • Boating

    The 32-acre Mt. Gilead Lake allows boating with canoes, rowboats, and boats with electric motors only.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Visitors can tour this park's beech-maple forest along SR 95.

  • Camping

    This park has 59 electric sites. Facilities include fire rings, picnic tables, waste-water drains, and latrines. Four primitive campsites are also available on a "first come, first served basis". Pets are permitted on designated sites. Camp store offers supplies, food and convenience items, and loans games and sporting equipment to registered campers. There is a playground for youngsters. There are also two deluxe camper cabins, tucked in a quiet corner of the campground, available May 20 thru early October.

  • Fishing

    The two small lakes at Mt. Gilead offer good catches of bass, bluegill and other panfish. Valid Ohio fishing license is required.

  • Hiking

    This park has seven bridle trails that also allow hiking or running.

  • Horseback Riding

    This park has seven bridle trails that also allow hiking or running.

  • Picnicking

    This park offers five picnic areas are located in the park three on the south side of the park and two at the entrance off Route 42. Three picnic shelters are available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727.

  • RVing

    This park has 59 electric sites. Facilities include fire rings, picnic tables, waste-water drains, and latrines. Four primitive campsites are also available on a "first come, first served basis". Pets are permitted on designated sites. Camp store offers supplies, food and convenience items, and loans games and sporting equipment to registered campers. There is a playground for youngsters.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter sports include ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing, and ice fishing.

Seasonality/Weather

This park is open year-round.

Directions

Driving

This park is located at 4119 State Route 95, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(740) 548-4631

Campground reservations

(866) 644-6727

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