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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

– John Muir

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

The Leo Petroglyph State Memorial, three miles north of U.S. 35 on County Road 28 northwest of Coalton, is a 12-acre site featuring well-preserved rock carvings cut into sandstone by prehistoric Indians. Forty figures represent animals, humans and other life forms. Preserving the history of the great Ohio iron-producing days, Buckeye Iron Furnace State Memorial displays reconstructed buildings typical of those used during the 19th century. The Buckeye Iron Furnace dominates the picturesque cluster of buildings. Picnic areas and a gift shop are located on the grounds. This memorial is 10 miles southeast of the town of Jackson near State Route 124 on County Road 58. Lake...

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Activities

Activities

Boating Boats of any horsepower are allowed on 242-acre Jackson Lake as long as they remain at idle speed. This rule change went into effect on April 1, 2015. One launch ramp provides access to the lake, and a life jacket loaner board is available. Fishing Anglers will enjoy fine catches of bass, muskie, bluegill, catfish and carp. A valid Ohio fishing license is required. Hunting Hunting is not allowed in the state park but is permitted in the Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area just south of the park. A valid Ohio hunting license is required. Picnicking Five picnic areas in the park offer pleasant views of the lake. Three shelterhouses are available for reservation at Jackson...

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Park Overview

Park Overview

Although relatively small, 106-acre Jackson Lake State Park boasts some of the most scenic country in Ohio. The park’s serene lake is a focal point for excellent fishing and provides the ideal setting for a peaceful retreat.  Life Jacket Loaner Board

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