Twin Quarries - Circleville, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
N 39° 37.577 W 082° 57.188
17S E 332369 N 4388102
Quick Description: Shallow quarries in south-central Ohio provide for an excellent training and check-out site.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2006 10:58:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMQZK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 136

Long Description:
The Circleville Twin Quarries (actually, 4 quarries in all) were formed during the construction of the US-23 bypass around Circleville. The quarries are the remains of "borrow pits" for aggregate to build the railroad overpass, as well as road foundation material. These pits filled with water, and formed the small lakes on either side of the highway.

The large quarry on the west side of the highway is still privately owned and off limits. The three smaller quarries on the east side are part of the Circleville Twin Quarries site.

The quarries, although shallow (approx. 25 feet), offer an excellent area for training, as well as gear checkout, or even just a day of splashing around. A dive shop offers air fills, and sales.

The South Quarry has the most items submerged: a couple buses, training platform, catamaran, plane, kayak, ambulance, bowling pins, a memorial to a fallen Sheriff Deputy, and more. This body gets the most divers, and thus, visibility often suffers. The bluegill are numerous.

The North Quarry also has a bus, as well as a few cars, and doesnt get as much traffic so visibility is much better.

A small quarry to the east of the North Quarry is open to fishing. Camping sites are also provided in this area.

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Water Type: Spring

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 25

Typical Visibility: Poor (11-25 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Multiple

Underwater Life: bluegill, catfish, bass

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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