Located in west-central Ohio's Clark County, Buck Creek State Park is surrounded by rich agricultural lands and is rich in Ohio history. The park’s recreational facilities surround a 2,120-acre lake and offer endless water-related opportunities. Visitors will also enjoy discovering the wetlands, broad meadows and wildlife at this diverse 1,896-acre park in western Ohio. The natural features of the region can be attributed to the effects of glaciers which receded from Ohio more than 12,000 years ago. Low hills, called moraines, can be seen in the area where glaciers halted for extended periods of time and left deposits of gravel and sand. Old river valleys were filled by these deposits where numerous springs now well up through the sand and gravel. The nearby city of Springfield is named for the many springs seeping up from the broad meadows. The springs account for the many bogs and fens in Clark and Champaign counties, of which Cedar Bog is probably the best known.