East Fork to get facility upgrades
May 22nd, 2014 Author: Administrator Filed Under: News
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer speaks at East Fork State Park Friday, May 16.
By Art Hunter
The state of Ohio will be investing $85 million on capital improvements to modernize the facilities in the state park system, and Clermont County is going to be a big beneficiary of that spending.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer was at East Fork State Park Friday, May 16 to announce ODNR’s capital improvement plans.
Among the improvements planned for East Fork will be a new beach house, which will include new bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, an observation, and outdoor vendor space, and new docks and pull-through campsites.
“The excitement our partners in the Clermont County Community have shown has led to an outstanding project for all the visitors to East Fork State Park, especially the rowing community,” Zehringer said. “To build a facility that creates a better experience for our visitors, while also providing an opportunity for our partners to secure future events that will benefit local businesses, was simply a project we could not pass up.”
Mark Calitri, executive director of the Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, said that the visitor’s bureau formed an alliance with the community, political, and business leaders who worked closely with Governor Kasich and Zehringer to secure this capital investment.
Harsha Lake to be site of USRowing 2015 Club National Championships
April 4th, 2014 Author: Administrator Filed Under: News
The 2015 USRowing Club National Championships will be held July 15-19, 2015, on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park.
Clermont County Commissioners and the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau have announced that the 2015 USRowing Club National Championships will be held July 15-19, 2015, on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park.
The race will be hosted by Clermont Crew, in partnership with USRowing. The Club Nationals has become one of the largest summer regattas nationwide, featuring five full days of racing and more than 1,500 crews from youth, collegiate, and adult teams nationwide.
The venue is no stranger to major national championship regattas. Harsha Lake was the home of the USRowing Youth National Championships from 1995-2010, hosted the National Collegiate Rowing Championships from 1983 -1996, and was for many years the home of the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships. Harsha Lake is owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers and leased to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which operates East Fork State Park.
The 2015 USRowing Club National Championships will take place at East Fork State Park on Harsha Lake from July 15-19.
By Chris Chaney
For the second time this week, the collective eyeballs of an entire sport will focus on the Greater Cincinnati Area as the United States Rowing Association will hold the USRowing Club National Championships on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park from July 15-19.