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Ohio's High Point - OU04C5
Guestbook cache at the High Point of the State of Ohio
Owner: Mr.Yuck
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Ohio
Cache type: Other type
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2012-06-28
Date created: 2012-06-28
Date published: 2012-06-28
Last modification: 2012-07-09
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Available in Winter  Wheelchair Access  Listed on OCNA Only  Quick Cache  Guestbook 

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Description EN

The High Point of Ohio (1,549 ft.), commonly known as Campbell Hill, is in Western Ohio, within the City limits of Bellfontaine, although in a semi-rural area. It sits on the grounds of a Vocational School called the Ohio Hi-Point Center, which was originally a cold war era Air Force Radar facility that was converted to Civilian use in 1974. Makes sense, I suppose, a radar facility at the highest point for several hundred miles in the relatively low Mid-Western U.S..

That being said, the high point is obviously on private property in a gated facility, and is open for acess the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

HOWEVER by calling the Hi-Point Center's buildings and grounds office (a suggestion I saw on a peak bagging website), I was easily able to obtain permission to visit on a Sunday, and the nice lady even told me where there was a walk-in gate in the fence. Turns out I didn't need this though, because there was an Air Force Squadron reunion on the Sunday of my visit. I can't speak for her giving you permission to visit at 2:00 AM or anything like that though.

Your mission is to go to the High Point of Ohio, and open this top drawer:


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And take a picture of your entry in this Summit Register. This is your logging requirement. Preferably, of course, without cutting off the date of your visit, like I did: But hey, the important thing is to get the "Campbell Hill visitors log" in there. GPS optional. Note there are also nice "fill out yourself" certificates to document your visit. I have uploaded a picture of mine at the bottom of this cache page.


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Enjoy your visit! You can drive to within probably 75 feet of the high point, and it is handicap acessable. But check out the picture from Wikipedia I uploaded to the bottom of the cache page, and park where the "X" is like I did, for about a 30 foot climb on mowed grass for a "summiting experience". On the Groundspeak side, you will find a Waymark in 6 different categories, as well as an Earthcache. The benchmark you see at the top is not a USGS benchmark loggable on Geocaching.com; best I can tell it's a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers benchmark, and is not Waymarked.
Pictures
Park here like I did for an awesome summiting experience
Historical marker near the High Point
My certificate. What, did you think I was going to use my real name on this stuff?