Since: Sep 12

Highland, MI

#1 Sep 21, 2012
This place Sucks! trash everywhere, and drug addicts throwing their damn needles along the trail. not a safe place for the kids!

Wilmington, OH

#2 Sep 21, 2012
Agree!!! We didnt even go fishing it was that nasty

Since: Sep 12

Plymouth, MI

#3 Sep 21, 2012
Ummm wrote:
Agree!!! We didnt even go fishing it was that nasty
If you would have gone fishing, I wouldn't eat anything that comes outta there. Damn fish are mutated from hell... 2 heads, 5 eyes... Probation department needs to get some of the community service people out there to clean it up. We should have more pride for our state parks than that pisshole!

Circleville, OH

#4 Sep 21, 2012
I wouldn't eat anything that came out of there or any other Ohio lake. However, have never caught a fish there with a mutation caused by pollution and I've been fishing Hargus for over 20 years. Usually walk the trail three times a week, but have never seen a needle. There is though a huge amount of trash mostly left by over night catfishers and it is catfishers who leave the trash. This is extremely disrespectful to others who use the lake. Not sure why people cannot pick up after themselves.

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Sep 21, 2012
I took my daughter there & it was awful! I will never ever go back....

Tulsa, OK

#7 Sep 21, 2012
I know someone who works there and the public are nasty mothafuckas who destroy everything and have no respect. They even fingerpaint with their own sh!t on the walls of the bathroom. Imagine having to clean that up!!? They leave trash and other things that can harm animals. They throw rocks at the ducks and snakes. They steal playground stuff. So lame.

The people that work there try hard to make it nice, but its kinda hard when everyone wants to eff up what was just done.

Ruin one of the few nice free places to go! Thanks you trashy, ungrateful, punks!
my 2 cents

Huntington, IN

#8 Sep 22, 2012
I have ran the trail there for 5 years i have never found a needle or any dangerous activity/"leftover" from drug use....however the trash from ppl fishing is awful i don't know any other lake with that much trash maybe the river. Our fisherman should care more about the lake they fish

Since: Sep 12

Grand Blanc, MI

#9 Sep 22, 2012
Since nobody has ever seen a needle at hargus, keep your eyes peeled and your flip flops at home... the backside by the campground was the location I spotted the one I saw. It does seem to be agreeable that the park is filthy... and it is. I wish the folks that fished would pick up after themselves. It really would be a nice place with a lil TLC!

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Sep 22, 2012
They do nothing to clean it up! So much more could be done... It's awful. My daughter could not even play because everything was destroyed with trash, needles, and everything else everywhere!Its just nasty

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 23, 2012
My husband and I have taken our kids to Hargus for many yrs to fish, walk the trails and many other activities. Last yr we went their for the day and my son went to the restroom and found a pornagraphic magazine in there. He opened it and it was girls putting foriegn objects in their body. He had so many questions about this, that I couldnt really answer. They obviously dnt do regular checks of the grounds or they wld find some of the things that we are and maybe make a change.
hargus lake fisherman

Circleville, OH

#12 Sep 23, 2012
no that lakes water is some of the cleanest around ohio because you dont have the polutants from big gas motors like deercreek or lake white in waverly. the fish that i take from hargus the big bluegill an crappie has some of the cleanest meat that you will see on a fish and they have a good taste also. and yes i have seen alot of trash out there along the banks from catfishermen. they could use to have a few more trash cans around the bank like the one they have on the 4x4 post infront of the boat rental. and going for the needle part. how exactly you know it was a druggie? it may have been someone that was diabetc that had to take some insulin and it could have fell out of there lunch box or something they carried there snacks and pop and medicine in. and to concerned how old was your son that found that magazine? he would sooner or later figured out what it was. bet he will spend a solid two weeks alone in his bedroom after he figures out what that thing dose. so i dont see any reason to stop or keep people from enjoying ohios state parks.
Joe Mama

Washington Court House, OH

#13 Sep 23, 2012
[email protected] weeks solid in his bedroom alone!! "whoa this gun goes off"
used to be

United States

#14 Oct 7, 2012
It used to be a great place. I haven't been there in years. :(

South Bend, IN

#15 Apr 28, 2015
I believe most of these posters are thinking of another lake
Hargus is a clean lake and well maintained
The only trash I see, like others is bait containers from bank fishermen
I have fished this lake every year since it was drained in the 80's

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 29, 2015
I walk the trail frequently and have also been there fishing and also there for my kids cross country meets. We've also kayaked and swam in the swim area and the dog loves the dog swim area!! Very clean and always a nice time. In all of the years I've gone I've never seen anything bad. I do agree that fishermen do need to clean up after themselves.

Waverly, OH

#17 Jul 15, 2015
Can anyone tell me what year they drained the lake?"
Not Larry

Circleville, OH

#18 Jul 15, 2015
A.J.Marion state park website just says late 80's. I amazed there are muskie in that little lake

Taylor, MI

#19 Jul 15, 2015
j_young wrote:
Can anyone tell me what year they drained the lake?"
thinking 86 or 87

Circleville, OH

#20 Jul 17, 2015
I have never caught a muskie out of harguse lake
The Mob Rules

Circleville, OH

#21 Jul 17, 2015
jake wrote:
I have never caught a muskie out of harguse lake
That's because you fishing at Harguse and not Hargus . Cmon Jake ! Get with the program

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