Ohio Birding Day Hike: Stonelick State Park Trails About Stonelick State Park By studying the bedrock layers in Ohio, we can find clues that reveal ancient seas, marshes or swamps covered all or portions of the state at various times in the past. Eventually, the lime and other sediments solidified into stone and uplifted forming dry land. An arch formed in Ohio, during the time the Appalachian Mountains were formed, known as the Cincinnati Arch. This dome-like feature of uplifted bedrock passes through Stonelick. Several areas of the arch have been exposed from erosion uncovering some of the oldest rocks million years old in Ohio. The once entombed fossils are now exposed giving Stonelick one of the richest fossil records in the state.
Activities Boating Boats with electric motors only are permitted on acre Stonelick Lake. One launch ramp provides access to the lake. Camping This park has electric sites and 6 non-electric sites equipped with showers, flush toilets and a dump station. A camp store and laundry facilities are available. Pet camping is permitted on designated sites. Volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoe pits and tetherball are available.
The proof is in the thousands of fossils that can be found in Ohio today. The abundance of fossils within the state not only proves the existence of sea creatures in Ohio, but also ancient plants and mammals that lived during the Ice Age. The portions of Ohio containing these fossils were once covered by glaciers. Types of fossils Throughout Ohio, you can find a variety of ancient fossils. Gastropods — are snails and slugs.
Description The Stonelick State Park area is one of the best spots in the state to see some amazing fossils. Erosion has exposed some of the oldest rocks in the arch, ranging in age from to million years old. The fossils in the Cincinnati Arch include trilobites, brachiopods, and cephalopods, which have attracted fossil hunters since the early s. You can look, but keeping the fossils is forbidden.