Chippewa Lake Park
Chippewa Lake, Ohio
October 7, 2002
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The Abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park, Chippewa Lake, Ohio

The track closest is the section leading into the brake run and the large hill in the rear is one of the out hills.  The Big Dipper was a basic out and back with a few twists in and around itself going from the station to the lift.  Other than that and the turnaround the out and back sides were right next to each other for a compact but long layout.

The Abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park, Chippewa Lake, Ohio

What was a little neat but unsettling about wandering around Chippewa Lake and especially the coasters is you can hear the cars making their way around the tracks.  It was probably my imagination but could feel a little of Chippewa Lake's old life still there.

The Abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park, Chippewa Lake, Ohio

It was sad to see the park but it was also completely fascinating to see how nature was taking everything over that it could.

The Abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park, Chippewa Lake, Ohio


Closer to the station were a few buildings which were storage sheds and office buildings and it got a little freaky because I got to thinking...what a perfect place for a slasher movie...in an abandoned amusement park.  Actually that's already been done in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 but that park wasn't as cool as Chippewa Lake.



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