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Kelleys Island State Park, Kelleys Island

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Kelleys Island State Park is a public recreation area occupying one-quarter of Kelleys Island, an island in Lake Erie located 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Port Clinton, Ohio, in the United States. The state park's 677 acres (274 ha) include six miles (9.7 km) of hiking trails, ruins of lime kilns and quarrying operations, sand beach, and campground. The park was established in 1956. The park cooperates with other agencies to manage the adjoining Glacial Grooves State Memorial, a set of rare glacial grooves, North Shore Alvar State Natural Area, a rare alvar habitat, and the North Pond State Nature Preserve, a lake embayment usually separated from the lake by a sand bar.
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  • 7/15/21; we ventured out to the state park on a 4 wheeler that a friend had. She took us right to the waters edge and the park was quite busy with people enjoying the day and just camping.  more »
  • I instantly fell in love with this island; the stillness of nature, the vegetation, lake, rocks, views, sunsets, the quaint downtown area, the quarry, ALL OF IT AND MORE. It might be small but there.....  more »
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  • Not a ton to do here, but definitely cool. The glacial grooves are cool. They don't advertise the old abandoned mining buildings much, but they are one of the highlights. Shallow beach is great for kids. Nice change from most parks, but again, on the simpler side.
  • Wonder place to visit, kid friendly. I study Geology and by far one of the coolest geological places in Ohio! Great for fossil hunters of all ages and the glacial striations are awe inspiring. The local people in the town are very friendly few places with some good food too!

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