Punderson State Park encompasses a total area of 741 acres of parkland near Newbury Township, Geauga County, Ohio. The park also features the Punderson Lake, which is a kettle lake that covers a total area of 150 acres of water. To get to the park just travel 25 miles east of Cleveland city, which is in the northeast area of Ohio State. The exact address of the park is 11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065-9684.
The land where the park sits was developed as an estate by a land agent called Lemuel Punderson, in the early 1800’s. The Ohio Division of Wildlife purchased the land and the lake in 1948 and in 1951 transferred ownership to the Division of Parks and Recreation who then developed the area as a park.
The lake and the area around the lake provide a lot of natural beauty and a home to several species of wildlife including a variety of bird species, the beaver, raccoons, opossum and white-tailed deer. Vegetation within the park includes Buttercup, Wild Geranium, Blue-eyed Grass, and Pennywort among other plants.
Besides the natural splendor and historical interest of the Punderson State Park, some of the activities that can also be enjoyed at the park include snowmobiling, boating, camping, swimming, golf, fishing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and sledding.
Amenities at the park include several dog-friendly facilities including a swimming beach, campsites, picnic areas, and lodges. Within the park, you can also find hiking trails, cottages, Rent-an-RV units, docks, boat ramps, restaurant, game court, boat rentals, 18-hole golf course, nature center, rent-a-camp units, toboggan and ski rentals.
Besides the fact that Punderson State Park offers unique dog-friendly facilities you are still expected to follow standard Ohio State park rules. Some of the rules that relate to dogs include the following. You are only allowed to bring a maximum of two dogs per campsite. You are not allowed to bring dogs into areas that are not designated as being pet-friendly. Additionally, you must always ensure that your pooch is on a leash no longer than six feet long.