Ohio Public Lands

There are quite a number of lakes scattered across the state of Ohio. The following list is those lakes that are maintained by the US Corp of Engineers. I have left off those so called lakes that are either flood control projects that are often dry land, or those Corp projects that have lakes that are small and/or have very little public access. The later usually have no recreational facilities because they have little to offer most lake recreationists.

a bird wading along the shore of a lake

Each listing is linked to a page that contains information about each lake. This includes such things as boat access points, campground information, driving directions, and general information about what fishing.


Ohio US Corp of Engineer Lakes

Alum Creek Lake

Lewis Center. A part of the flood control plan for the Ohio River Basin, Alum Creek was authorized by Congress in 1962

Atwood Lake

Mineral City. Convenient drive from Cleveland and Akron, excellent natural beauty combined with some great sporting opportunities.

Beach City Lake

Beach City. Built in 1936 for flood control, not as well known as some of Ohio's other Corp Lakes.

Burr Oak Lake

Glouster. Burr Oak State Park and the fabulous Burr Oak Lodge head the amenities found on the shores of this 632 acre lake.

Charles Mill Lake

Lucas. Twenty five miles of shoreline and known as a good recreational fishing and boating lake.

Clendening Lake

Tippecanoe. An undeveloped shoreline, quite the rarity for an Ohio lake.

Deer Creek Reservoir

Mt. Sterling. Electric motors only keeps some boaters away, keeping the fishing for the folks that do forgo their gas motor boats.

Delaware Lake

Delaware. A central Ohio's hotspot for water sports and other lake recreation.

Dillon Lake

Zanesville. Dylan State Park, mountain bike trails and unlimited horsepower water sports.

Leesville Lake

Bowerston. Muskie rule the fishery here among the quiet surroundings.

North Branch of Kokosing River Lake

Warsaw. The 1972 dam helps with flood control and created the pleasant, small 149 acre lake.

Paint Creek Lake

Bainbridge. A summer vacation destination with a shoreline packed with amenities.

Piedmont Lake

Piedmont. A 10 mile long lake with good bass, muskie and catfish fishing.

Pleasant Hill Lake

Perrysville. An impressive 113 foot high and 775 foot dam built in 1936 holds 783 surface acres of water at lake full.

Senecaville Lake

Senecaville. Lots of good fishing at this large lake that is also known as Senaca Lake.

Tappan Lake

Uhrichsville. Boating, fishing and camping rule the recreation activities.


Not a Corp Lake, but good Lakes to visit anyway.

Buckeye Lake

Millersport. A rich history, great fishing and a great state park.

Griggs Reservoir

Columbus. A long and narrow city impoundment.

Indian Lake

Lakeview. Boating, fishing and camping opportunities abound on this 5000+ acre lake.