Mt. Gilead State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Mt. Gilead is one of the smallest parks in the state system, at least when it comes to those that offer overnight facilities. It’s just 181 acres. That sets the scene for relaxed, quiet camping. There are two lakes, one built in 1919, the other in 1930, where you can fish for bass and bluegills. The larger of the two, 32-acre Mt. Gilead Lake, is also open to paddlers, so there are opportunities to cruise around with your fishing rod or camera, looking for waterbirds and mammals like muskrats. There are seven combination hiking and equestrian trails, with the one that parallels Whetstone Creek especially easy and interesting if you’ve got kids who like to look for crayfish and salamanders."