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Here are the 25 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Ohio - compared by Deepest Lakes.

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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
210 Lake Erie Pictures Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, ...
Caesar Creek Lake
(Ohio, USA)
115 Caesar Creek Lake Pictures Caesar Creek Lake, located in southwestern Ohio, offers vacationers 2830 acres of blue waters and over 40 miles of shoreline. Created in the 1970's when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed up Caesar Creek, the lake lies within Caesar Creek State Park, leased from the Army Corps to the state ...
Apple Valley Lake
(Ohio, USA)
70 Apple Valley Lake Pictures Apple Valley Lake Message Forums Tucked away in the gently rolling hills of Knox County in Central Ohio, Apple Valley Lake offers residents almost limitless recreation opportunities. With the clear, clean waters of its well-stocked aquatic depths and the community's many amenities, Apple Valley Lake is the perfect home or home away ...
West Branch Lake
(Ohio, USA)
58 West Branch Lake Pictures Also known as: Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir
West Branch Lake is set in Northeast Ohio's glaciated land, where large boulders of ice left marshy wetlands in their recession thousands of years ago. The fresh and luscious plains are settled by Portage County's fertile farmlands, where delicate fruit of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries cover ...
Punderson Lake
(Ohio, USA)
57 Punderson Lake Pictures Punderson Lake Message Forums A widely-kept secret in the northeastern region of Ohio is the beautiful surroundings and recreation available at Punderson Lake. Completely enclosed by Punderson Lake State Park, this is one of only a few natural lakes in Ohio. Careful development by the State of Ohio has optimized recreational opportunities ...
Berlin Lake
(Ohio, USA)
55 Berlin Lake Pictures Berlin Lake Message Forums Also known as: Berlin Reservoir
One of the best-loved spots along northeastern Ohio's Mahoning River is Berlin Lake. The Mahoning River has long done double-duty safeguarding the water levels downstream in Warren and Youngstown and providing a water source for citizens and industry. Berlin Lake actually began as the back-up reservoir ...
Jackson City Reservoir
(Ohio, USA)
51 Jackson City Reservoir Pictures Jackson City Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Hammertown Lake
Jackson City Reservoir, commonly called Hammertown Lake, is open for business in Southeastern Ohio...and that business is fun. Hammertown is one of the largest and deepest lakes in this area of Ohio. When constructed in 1953, the officials responsible for planning the new reservoir took everyone's desires ...
Pleasant Hill Lake
(Ohio, USA)
48 Also known as: Pleasant Hill Reservoir
Crisp clean air, glistening blue water, and miles of picturesque nature describe the majestic beauty of Pleasant Hill Lake. Located near Perrysville, Ohio in Ashland and Richland Counties, the lake offers boat lovers 850 acres of water with unlimited horsepower. Pleasant Hill Lake was created by the ...
Candlewood Lake
(Ohio, USA)
44 Candlewood Lake Message Forums Candlewood Lake is a small, cozy, 1500-acre, private lake resort community situated in Morrow County, central Ohio. Though it is just an hour from the capital city of Columbus, the lake community itself is surrounded by rural land. The lake was the project of a private developer who began construction ...
Mosquito Creek Lake
(Ohio, USA)
44 Mosquito Creek Lake Pictures Also known as: Mosquito Creek Reservoir, Mosquito Lake
Mosquito Creek Lake is one of the highlights of Northeast Ohio. At 7850 acres, it is the second largest inland lake in the state. Also known as Mosquito Creek Reservoir, Mosquito Creek Lake is located just outside of Cortland and only 50 miles East of Cleveland. The area surrounding Mosquito Creek ...
Pymatuning Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA / Ohio, USA)
35 Pymatuning Lake Pictures Also known as: Pymatuning Reservoir
Pymatuning Lake, located in northwestern Pennsylvania and spilling over into northeastern Ohio, is a lake of superlatives: Clocking in at 17,088 acres in area, 17 miles in length, and 1.6 miles in width, it is the largest lake in Pennsylvania aside from Lake Erie. Pymatuning Lake is also one of North ...
Salt Fork Lake
(Ohio, USA)
35 Salt Fork Lake Pictures Salt Fork Lake is a 3,000-acre recreational gem nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Guernsey County in Ohio's Southeast tourism region. Salt Pond Lake and Salt Pond State Park are conveniently located near the intersection of Interstates 70 and 77 and the City of Cambridge, birthplace ...
Shenango River Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA / Ohio, USA)
34 Shenango River Lake Pictures Also known as: Shenango Reservoir
Located mostly in northwestern Pennsylvania between Greenville PA and Sharon PA - and spilling into northeastern Ohio - Shenango River Lake provides flood protection for the Shenango River Valley and for the Beaver and upper Ohio Rivers. Shenango Reservoir also provides water releases during dry ...
Lake Milton
(Ohio, USA)
33 Lake Milton Message Forums Also known as: Milton Reservoir
Mahoning County's Lake Milton in the Northeast Region of Ohio holds a century's-worth of history along its picturesque shores. The area was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a 120-mile-wide strip of land granted to the colony of Connecticut in 1662. Once the settlement of Youngstown was established ...
Atwood Lake
(Ohio, USA)
30 Atwood Lake Pictures Atwood Lake Message Forums Atwood Lake is nestled in the rolling farm landscapes of Ohio's Northeast tourism region. The lake straddles the border of Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties, though the great majority of the water body lies on the Carroll side of the border. Atwood Lake is managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy ...
Clendening Lake
(Ohio, USA)
30 Clendening Lake Pictures Clendening Lake Message Forums Also known as: Clendening Reservoir
The call of the wild permeates the area surrounding Clendening Lake. The meandering reservoir stretches over 10 miles along Brushy Creek and is enclosed within public lands owned by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. There is no development on the nearly 1,800-acre lake; the lake is to remain ...
Delaware Lake
(Ohio, USA)
29 Delaware Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Delaware
Delaware Lake is a central Ohio reservoir designed and constructed by the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps' Ohio River Basin plan was sanctioned by the Flood Control Act of 1938. Construction of Delaware Dam was completed in 1948, and the lake filled to capacity ...
Chippewa Lake
(Ohio, USA)
28 Chippewa Lake Message Forums Chippewa Lake in Northeast Ohio is a little natural wonder, formed by retreating glaciers about 12,000 years ago that left a depression along Chippewa Creek. Native inhabitants used the lake's shoreline and surrounding wetlands long before the expansion of European settlers into the newly-opened Western ...
Acton Lake
(Ohio, USA)
26 Acton Lake Pictures Acton Lake Message Forums Also known as: Hueston Woods Lake
Acton Lake, In the Southwest region of Ohio, has provided recreation opportunities to generations of visitors in the 50 years since it was created. Only a few short miles from the Indiana state line, the facilities at Acton Reservoir draw fishermen and campers from several surrounding states. Home to ...
Tappan Lake
(Ohio, USA)
24 Tappan Lake Pictures Tappan Lake Message Forums Also known as: Tappan Reservoir
Tappan Lake is a 2,350-acre reservoir in Northeast Ohio, one of a series of lakes managed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the lake in 1936 with construction of a dam across the Little Stillwater Creek. Tappan Lake controlled flooding along the ...
Senecaville Lake
(Ohio, USA)
21 Senecaville Lake Pictures Senecaville Lake Message Forums Also known as: Seneca Lake
Senecaville Lake, also known as Seneca Lake, is the third largest inland lake in Ohio with 3,550 acres. Senecaville Lake is conveniently located in southeastern Ohio, part in Noble County and part in Guernsey County, near the intersection of Interstates 70 and 77. The City of Cambridge is nearby, which ...
Grand Lake St. Marys
(Ohio, USA)
16 Grand Lake St. Marys Pictures Grand Lake St. Marys Message Forums Also known as: Grand Lake
With its sail billowing in the wind, the sailboat glides in front of the lighthouse. It's a rare scene for an inland lake, but Grand Lake St. Marys is a rare lake. Three lighthouses grace the lake's shores. The north shore's Northwood Lighthouse was constructed in 1923 and is on the National Register ...
Indian Lake
(Ohio, USA)
15 Indian Lake Pictures Also known as: Lewistown Reservoir
Indian Lake is a 5,800-acre water playground in central Ohio's Logan County. Named after several Native American tribes that used to inhabit this area, the lake is fed by the Great Miami River and several area creeks. Indian Lake was a feeder lake to the Miami and Erie Canal in the mid-1800s. Indian ...
Buckeye Lake
(Ohio, USA)
14 Buckeye Lake Pictures Once used for canal transportation, now a year round adventure land, Buckeye Lake in Ohio is a destination worthy of investigation. Located just a short 30 miles east of Columbus and in the Central Ohio Tourism Region, this lake is enjoyed by locals, tourists, and those who call the area their second ...
Kiser Lake
(Ohio, USA)
12 Kiser Lake Pictures Kiser Lake Message Forums A surprise awaits visitors to Southwest Ohio when they see Kiser Lake. Nearly 400 acres of water created especially for recreation greet visitors to Kiser Lake State Park. The lake was originally created in 1840 when a dam was built across Mosquito Creek to provide water power to local mills. Eventually, ...
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