In February 1965, 199.052 acres of land which featured an abandoned quarry and large acrage of forest was sold to The City of Kenton for a fee of $1 by The France Company.
The City decided to name this area, Saulisberry Campground and France Lake after the Kenton Mayor, Helen Saulisberry, and The France Lake company. This area was designated as a "recreational area" to be managed and supervised by the recreational board. Kenton utilizes this land, referred to as the "quarry", as a large fishing lake and small campground. However, swimming is strictly prohibited!
Kenton City Building
111 West Franklin St.
Kenton, OH 43326
City Building Phone Number: 419-674-4850
PARKS & RECREATION NUMBER: 419-679-1242
Utility Office Fax: 419-673-1395
Income Tax Fax: 419-674-2383