MORE THAN $400,000 IN IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN THIS SUMMER|
AT EAST HARBOR STATE PARK
COLUMBUS, OH - East Harbor State Park on Lake Erie in Ottawa County will
undergo $463,535 in upgrades to its water and sanitation systems this year,
according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Beginning in mid-July, McCullough Construction of Port Clinton will begin
installing two new sanitary sewer lift stations at the park - one at the
popular swimming beach and another at the campground. Additional beach
improvements include new drinking fountains, a foot-wash station at the
beach house, and new sewer lines. New drinking fountains are also planned
for the campground. Electric service will be installed at the Lake View
Pavilion so that gatherings and local events can become a feature of the
south beach area. All improvements are slated for completion by the end of
the year. Some park facilities may be closed briefly during the construction
period; prospective visitors are encouraged to call (419-734-4424 ext. 2)
about a week ahead to check on project status.
"The beach and campground at East Harbor is one of the most popular in the
state park system," said ODNR Director Sam Speck. "This project will make it
even more convenient and enjoyable for those who come here to swim, boat,
fish and enjoy the Lake Erie shoreline."
More than 1.2 million people visited the park last year. With 570 campsites,
the campground at East Harbor is one of the largest in the state park
system. Both electric and non-electric sites are available, as are two
For reservations in any state park campground or cottage, visit the ODNR web
site at ohiodnr.com or call toll free 1-866-OHIOPARKS (644-6727) any day
between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.