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Glacial Grooves State Memorial
GLACIAL GROOVES STATE MEMORIAL
GLACIAL GROOVES STATE MEMORIAL
The Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world. They were scoured into solid limestone bedrock about 18,000 years ago by the great ice sheet which covered part of North America. A trough 400-feet long, 35-feet wide, and up to 10-feet deep remains today. The ice, probably hundreds of feet thick, flowed from the north in what is now the Lake Erie basin. The Devonian limestone containing the grooves contains marine fossils that are 350 to 400 million years old. Many other grooves were quarried away during the last century.

Fencing now protects this National Natural Landmark. A walkway and stairs permit visitors a good view of the grooves.
Nearby Accommodations
Camp Patmos - Kelleys Island, OHConference Center
Week long youth camps. Located on the shores of Kelleys Island. Guests will learn to sail, wakeboard, waterski while enjoying the beauty of the Lake Erie island.
Web Site: camppatmos.com
0.9 miles from park*


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Camp Patmos - Kelleys Island, OHFamily Outting
Week long youth camps. Located on the shores of Kelleys Island. Guests will learn to sail, wakeboard, waterski while enjoying the beauty of the Lake Erie island.
Web Site: camppatmos.com
0.9 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Bayshore Estates Campground
2311 Cleveland Road
Sandusky, OH
419-625-7906


Camper Village
One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH
419-626-0830


Cedarlane RV Park
2926 N. E. Catawba Rd.
Port Clinton, OH
419-797-9907


Fox's Den Campground
P. O. Box 345
Put-In-Bay, OH
419-285-5001


Traveland's Camp-Sandusky
3518 Tiffen Avenue
Sandusky, OH
419-621-0787


Family Camping Center
2318 E. Harbor Rd.
Port Clinton, OH
419-734-5580


Surf Motel & RV Campground
230 East Main Street
Marblehead, OH
419-798-4823


Tall Timbers Campground Resort
340 S. Christy Chapel Road
Port Clinton, OH
419-732-3938


Shade Acres Campground & Cottages
1810 W. Catawba Rd.
Port Clinton, OH
419-797-4681


Camp Sandusky
3518 Tiffin Ave
Sandusky, OH
800-606-1375


St. Hazards Village on the Beach
1233 Fox Rd
Middle Bass Island, OH
419-285-6121


Crystal Rock Campground
710 Crystal Rock Rd
Sandusky, OH
419-684-7177


Plymouth Shore on the Bay
8010 East Bayshore Road
Marblehead, OH
419-734-3570


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Herb's Sportsman's Supply
1713 NE Catawba Rd
Port Clinton, OH
(419) 797-2455


Fishermens Trading Post
255 Se Catawba Rd
Port Clinton, OH
(419) 732-2076


Area Cabins and Lodges
Fort Firelands RV Park
5650 East Harbor Rd
Lakeside Marblhd, OH
(419) 734-1237


Skippers Marina & Resort
7555 East Harbor Rd
Lakeside Marblhd, OH
(419) 734-3664


Beach Cliff Lodge
4189 NW Catawba Rd
Port Clinton, OH
(419) 797-4553


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Indian Creek Camp Conference Center - Tecumseh, MICampgrounds
Enjoy Southeast Michigan's Best Family Camping experience at our clean, quiet, friendly campground. Jumping Pillow, WiFi, Paddle Boats, Minigolf, Swimming, Bicycling and more
Web Site: indiancreekcamping.com
67.9 miles from park*
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Glacial Grooves State Memorial
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