Leonard J. Yahr County Park

Leonard J. Yahr County Park
7999 Orchard Valley Road
Town of Farmington

Park Hours:
6 AM - 9 PM
Park is open year-round

Washington County's newest park, Leonard J. Yahr County Park, opened August 14, 2007.

Owned by the Carl Erler family since the late 1800's, the property was used as a sawmill that was eventually converted into a sulfur match factory in the late 1870's. In 1943, when Leonard and Ruth Yahr retained ownership, portions of the land were used as a dairy farm and later, as an apple orchard.

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View of Erler Lake (left)

View of swimming beach (left)
The property was donated in 1999 by the Leonard J. Yahr family to the Washington County Planning and Parks Department for use as a County Park.

Located along the north shore of Erler Lake in the Town of Farmington, the 38 acre County Park provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

Park Amenities:
  • Swimming Beach (no lifeguard provided)
  • Fishing Pier
  • Lakefront Picnic Area
  • Carry-in Only Boat Launch - no fee required
  • Playground Equipment
  • Heated Flush Restroom
  • Hiking Trail
  • 1 Reservable Shelter

Park Rules and Regulations:
  • Parking on grass is prohibited
  • No dogs allowed on beach or in swimming area
  • No hunting or trapping
  • Observe speed limit and other posted regulations
  • No ATV or snowmobile lake access permitted
  • No overnight camping or open fires, other than those contained in grills
  • Keep pets under control and on a leash not to exceed 6 feet. Owner responsible for picking up pet waste.
  • One vehicle-trailer parking spot provided, no trailered launching allowed; carry-in boat launch parking provided in designated lot.

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