Lake Loramie State Park occupies 407 acres of land and is located on the Northeast side of Fort Loramie, Ohio. More specifically, the park can be found off Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, Minster, Ohio. The park is currently managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
One of the central features of the park is the 1,655-acre Lake Loramie which is one of the original man-made lakes built in 1845 as part of the Ohio canal system. The lake was named after a French-Canadian trader Louis Lorimier who set up a trading post at the mouth of a creek in the area in 1769.
The Ohio canal system, which has a reservoir that covers a total of 33,000 acres, was built to provide the Ohio area with water during dry weather. The reservoir was built over such a large area of land as a matter of necessity since the manual labor used to dig the reservoir using shovels could not go very deep. As such, the reservoir had to cover a wide area in order to hold a lot of water.
Activities that you can engage in at the park include boating and fishing, hunting, disc golf, picnicking, swimming, hiking, and winter recreation activities like snowmobiling, ice fishing, and ice skating. Facilities that can enable these activities include five hiking trails in the park, a 600-foot sandy beach adjacent to picnic areas, a shelter house, and a playground. There are also fifteen picnic areas (that include restrooms and grills) located around the lake, four fishing piers, a 9-hole disc golf course, and 91 boat docks and tie-ups.
You can bring your dog to the campground and along the trails, but you are not permitted to take your dog to the designated swimming beaches and inside the buildings at the park. Your dog must always be leashed, and you must immediately clean after your dog to avoid inconvenience to other people.