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Ohio Beaches


East Harbor State Park - Located on the shores of Lake Erie, East Harbor State Park has unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Boating, fishing, a 1,500-foot sand beach, picnicking and camping are popular while nature enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of waterfowl, shorebirds and other species of wildlife found in the park's scenic wetlands.

Geneva State Park  - Located on Ohio's northeastern shoreline, Geneva State Park reflects the character and charisma of Lake Erie. The shimmering expanse of the lake lures vacationers who enjoy fishing and boating. Swimmers rejoice in the beautiful sand beach while nature enthusiasts retreat to the park's freshwater marshes and estuaries associated with the lake.

Headlands Beach State Park - The trademark of Headlands Beach State Park is its mile-long natural sand beach, the largest in the state. In addition to its popularity during the summer season with picnickers and swimmers, the area is home to many plant species typically found only along the Atlantic Coast.  Activities include picnicking, swimming, hiking, fishing.  Located nearby are Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve and Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve.

Maumee Bay State Park - The park boasts two sand beaches. One beach is located on the Lake Erie shore while the other lines the park's inland lake. A concession area and changing booths are provided. A large lakeside amphitheater lies between the two beaches.

Salt Fork State Park  - As Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork boasts recreational facilities to suit nearly every taste.  The 2,500-foot beach is one of the largest inland beaches in Ohio.