Pike Lake State Park

Morgantown, Ohio

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Pike Lake is a small state park but, surrounded by state forest, it seems bigger than it is. What’s neat is the campground and day use area. They are an unexpected glade in otherwise solid woods, a pleasant place to have some fun. The park holds a 13-acre pond that is enjoyable to paddle around and fish. There’s a beach that allows swimming, too. Away from the water the park has five trails, all offering relatively easy walking over short distances; none is longer than about a mile. Pay attention while you’re walking them and you may see something interesting. This park is famous for the variety of ferns, mosses, lichen, and fungi that grow here. You might also see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, black snakes, box turtles, raccoons, and red foxes.

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"Pike Lake is a small state park but, surrounded by state forest, it seems bigger than it is. What’s neat is the campground and day use area. They are an unexpected glade in otherwise solid woods, a pleasant place to have some fun. The park holds a 13-acre pond that is enjoyable to paddle around and fish. There’s a beach that allows swimming, too. Away from the water the park has five trails, all offering relatively easy walking over short distances; none is longer than about a mile. Pay attention while you’re walking them and you may see something interesting. This park is famous for the variety of ferns, mosses, lichen, and fungi that grow here. You might also see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, black snakes, box turtles, raccoons, and red foxes."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Morgantown
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pine Lake State Park

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