Department of Natural Resources established Cleveland Lakefront State Park in 1978 at the request of Cleveland city. It was built under a lease agreement between the city and the department. The agreement states that the state, which funds for improving the Cleveland lakefront parks, will be responsible for the development, improvement and maintenance of the park areas along the shores of Lake Erie including Euclid Beach and Edgewater Park. A 100-year master plan was partially implemented by 1984 having the details of systematic development of the park by many improvements and additions, including facilities for pickining, swimming, boating, and fishing. You can find picnic areas, sand beaches and wonderful views of the lake within 419-acre park along the shores of Lake Erie.
Lake Erie is at the 12th position of largest freshwater bodies in the world. The lake is divided into east, central and western basins. Among these basins, the west basin is the most shallow having an average depth of 25 to 30 feet. The central basin, wherein the Cleveland Lakefront State lies has an depth of 61 feet whereas the eastern basin has a depth of 210 feet. Lake Erie produces a variety and greater number of fish becaue of its warmer temperatures and higher nutrient levels. The annual catch of Erie fish nearly equals the total catches of fishes from all other lakes. Dominant species are channel catfish, smallmouth and white bass, perch, freshwater drum and walleye. Coastal plants like beach pea, beach grass and sand cherry are rare in this environment. Common trees include willow, and cottonwood.
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