Welcome To North Point Dive Quarry
(located at T.J. Evans Park) (click here for directions to North Point)
1500 Mt. Vernon Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
Created after years of digging for rock, gravel and sand, North Point Quarry was ultimately filled with water from natural underground springs, rain, snow melt, and the nearby north branch of the Licking River. North Point Quarry and the others located in the park have been stocked through the years with a variety of fish, and also includes many other creatures that have made the park their home, including a pair of Bald Eagles.
Here at North Point Quarry, we have over 410 paddlefish stocked for your viewing pleasure as you dive, and will soon increase that number to over 500 paddlefish. These unique fish are often seen by divers as they explore the 22 acre quarry. In addition to the paddlefish, we have recently stocked the quarry with over 150 albino catfish as an added attraction for divers.
Effective March 1st, North Point Dive Quarry will be open 7 days a week for certified divers as well as instructors bringing students to the quarry for training and certification dives. Each diver must fill out and sign a liability release form printed on an envelope and pay the $10.00 fee before entering the water. A drop box is conveniently located next to the changing rooms to insert the envelope with payment. Cash or personal checks will be accepted for payment. Please make checks out to: Newark Parks & Recreation Department.
Scheduled hours of operation for North Point Dive Quarry for the season beginning March 1st, will be 8:00am to Dusk each day. We hope you will enjoy your experience at North Point as we continue to design and develop a unique and fun facility that will entice you to visit again and again.
Newark Parks & Recreation Department