White Star Park

 

925 South Main Street
Gibsonburg, OH  43431

797 Acres

Hours: 8:00 am - dark
Location: The park is located south of Gibsonburg on S.R. 300,
S. Main St.
Operations Office: 901 S. Main,
Gibsonburg, OH  43431

Campground: 910 S. Main, Gibsonburg, OH  43431
Barn and Log Cabin: 5013 C.R. 65, Gibsonburg, OH43431
Trail by the Tracks/Sledding Parking: 4899 C.R. 65, Gibsonburg, OH43431
Horse Trail Parking Lot: 1146 C.R. 66, Gibsonburg, OH43431
Doug Haubert Wetland Parking Lot: 1330 C.R. 66, Gibsonburg, OH43431

 

Click the following links for information on:

 

Rental Facilities

 

Camping

 

SCUBA

 

Beach


Hunting

 

White Star was a quarry operation for mining limestone. It was developed with Federal Land & Water Conservation Fund money and the sale of scrap metal from the site. The original 236 acres managed by the Park District was acquired in Jan 1975 through lease agreement with the state. The Park District took ownership in 1991.  Additional acres include: 336 acres acquired in 1995, 80 acres in 2000 with assistance of a donation from Don Miller of Fremont, 41 acres were added in 2002 with Clean Ohio Conservation Funds, and over 100 more acres were added in 2003 with Clean Ohio Conservation Funds. White Star Park received the Outstanding Park Area Development Award from the OhioParks and Recreation Association in 1981 and received the Lake Erie Buffer Award in 2002 from Soil & Water Conservation.

Facilities include play equipment, tables, grills, well water, restrooms (pit toilets), volleyball courts, playfield, nature trails, mountain bike trails, boat ramp, shelters, day camp area, accessible fishing platform, scuba diving, camping. Horse trails are located on CR 66 just north of CR 65. The public is allowed to walk anywhere on the grounds except during hunting season, when only hiking trails west of the railroad tracks are open.

White Star Quarry is 15 acres with an average depth of 40', the tunnel near scuba access is 80'. The quarry is available for non-gas-powered boating & fishing. Vessels must have a valid Ohio boat license. Ohio fishing laws apply.
No ice fishing is allowed. Common fish caught: bluegill, bullhead, catfish, bass, trout, yellow perch.  
      

 

White Star Beach Information

 

 Beach is CLOSED for the season

Passes may be purchased at the White Star Beach House or Countryside Park:  
Main
 Office.  
For more information call 419-334-4495

 

 

 2016 Rates

County Resident

Out-of-County

Individual Season Pass

$35.00

$45.00

Season Pass    
(covers 2 people)

$50.00

$65.00

***additional people (max of 4)

$10.00/person

$15.00/person

Daily Adult (13 +)

$4.00

$4.00

Daily Child (3-12 years)

$2.00

$2.00

Swim Lessons

$20.00/session

$30.00/session

 

 

Hours of Operation

Beach is CLOSED for the season

  • Swim area is 0-15 feet in depth

  • Only Coast Guard approved life jackets and vests are permitted.

  • Changing rooms and concessions are available in the beach house.

  • The beach is a NON-SMOKING area.

  • No cans, glass, or inflatable devices (i.e. floaties, balls, rafts, etc.).

  • Metal detectors on the beach require special use permit for use on the sand (water entry is not permitted). 

 

Scuba Diving

 

 

The scuba diving concessions is operated by Divers Inc. www.whitestarquarry.com or 419-637-DIVE.

White Star Quarry is 15 acres with an average depth of 40 feet.  The center of the quarry approaches 50 feet.  There are also two  "holes" that are 60 feet and 80 feet respectively.

 

 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding trails are available in the Doug Haubert Wetland Area located off of
CR 65.  Riders must stay on designated trails.  A parking lot is provided for trailers.

 

 

 

 

 


Mountain Bike Trails 

Bicycles are allowed on the trails south of C.R. 65, east of railroad tracks. Access to these trails is best at the Trail by the Tracks parking lot on C.R. 65 or at the Barn/Log Cabin parking lot on C.R. 65.