Pymatuning State Park
6100 Pymatuning Lake Rd
Andover, OH 44003
About Pymatuning State Park
Pymatuning State Park invites outdoor lovers of all ages to spend a relaxing holiday by the lake in an environment that highlights the natural beauty of the Great Lakes and their many lakes. It is home to more than 1,000 hectares of beautiful lakes and offers excellent opportunities for camping, swimming and boating.
The park is located on the west bank of Pymatuning reservoir and offers a variety of facilities for those who want to relax outdoors. The Snow Belt in northeastern Ohio is the setting for the sprawling Pypituning State Park. It is characterized by glaciers that covered the area more than 14,000 years ago, and when the last ice melted, the hilly terrain and dozens of water basins were exposed.
The rich wetland is home to many animal species, including the magnificent bald eagle. Large swamps and forests have gradually developed, crisscrossed by tall white pines, and what remains of the ponds and swamps is besieged by a large number of wildlife, including bears and wolves.
Patient observers can observe one of the rarest birds of prey in flight: the bald eagle, a rare species of eagle with a long tail and a wingspan of more than three metres.
In addition to eagles, the reservoir serves as a resting place for numerous migratory birds. The settlement of the area by white immigrants from the East was slow, and the settlement of this area by white immigrants from the East has been slow since then, with only a few hundred settlers in the last century.
The first Europeans to visit the site were trappers in search of valuable beaver fur, but the pymatune made the journey more difficult. Later, the lush forest attracted loggers, who appreciated the strong, straight trunks of white pine, from which the masts of sailing ships were built.
As more settlers moved into northern Ohio, much of the wilderness character of the Pymatuning region was lost. The remains of the original swamps are still there today and inspire naturalists to explore this unique habitat.
The dam, which took over the Pymatuning reservoir, was built in 1933 to regulate the flow of Shenango and beavers. In 1935, the state of Ohio acquired land on the western bank of the reservoir, and in the 1950s, the Department of Parks and Recreation began developing Pembrokeshire State Park.
Twenty-seven family cabins, six of which can sleep up to six, each four, are heated all year round, and, The cottages are equipped with beds, bed linen, towels and cookware, and the family house has been renovated with a new roof, new windows and new sanitary and electrical installations.
Reservations can be made a year in advance for the vacation homes or for a one-day stay in the family home for $1,000 per person.
Guests of the cottage have access to a small beach, and campers will find a picnic area, picnic tables, a small pool and a few picnic benches. Most campsites are powered, but some are available without electricity at all for a fee of $1,000 per person or $2,500 per year.
Facilities include a bathhouse, shower and snack bar, and certain pitches can be rented for the whole season. There is an excellent beach south of the dam and a small beach for campers is located near the campsite.
There are also a number of boat rental and concession contracts on the lake, and a small public beach is also located in the holiday home. The 14,000 hectare lake has five easily accessible boat moorings and a ten horsepower engine limit.
Picnic areas with tables and barbecues are located in many remote scenic areas along the lakeside. Three picnic shelters are available on the basis of First - come - first - served, and three picnic shelters in the summer months.
North of the park, in front of St. R.I., is a wild and scenic river managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Preserves. Numerous well-marked trails have been developed to give nature lovers the opportunity to enjoy the rich flora and fauna of the area.
The Pennsylvania Fish Commission runs a fish hatchery and visitor center in the city of Linesville, and thousands of visitors come by to feed the ducks and carps with bread, many of which crowd around the duck - carp that ducks stand on top of the carp to catch a tasty bite. Pymatuning State Park in Pennsylvania also invites visitors to one of North America's largest bald eagle breeding grounds. Not far from the breeding ground is a lookout point from which you can observe the nests of bald eagles that live there.