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7 Top Ohio Boating Lakes

7 Top Boating Lakes in Ohio
With lake and lakefront living becoming more important to people because of the opportunities it gives them and their family, it is important to know about some of the best Ohio lakes that offer the best lake living experience. When most people think about Ohio lakes, they instantly think about the great lakes located at the top of Ohio, but there are many other lakes that offer incredible chances for Ohio lake living. When considering lake living, it is important to take into consideration some of the top boating lakes in Ohio.

1. Apple Valley Lake Apple Valley Lake Homes For Sale
This private lake is an artificial reservoir that was created using damming. It was built for recreation in mind! It has a complete surface area of 511 acres with a 10-mile shoreline. The normal elevation of this lake is 1,046 feet with an average depth of 30 feet, but it has known to have spots with a maximum depth of 70 feet. There is a wide range of great activities that people can enjoy while visiting this lake, and these activities are fishing, boating, swimming, jet-skiing, golfing, camping, renting a cabin, hiking, and visiting a museum in the area. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are bass, black bass, bluegill, brown trout, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, perch, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, striped bass, sunfish, trout, and walleye. Read HERE about things to do at and near Apple Valley Lake

2. Kiser Lake 
This lake is an artificial reservoir that was created by being dammed, and it has a surface area of 384 acres. The shoreline of this lake measures 6 miles and the normal elevation is 1,067 feet. The maximum depth that can be found in this lake is 12 feet. The different activities that can be enjoyed while visiting this lake are renting a vacation home, fishing, ice fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, camping, picnicking, hiking, ice skating, cross-country skiing, bird watching, visiting a museum, playing at the playground, and shopping near by. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are bass, perch, black bass, sauger, bluegill, saugeye perch, catfish, striped bass, channel catfish, sunfish, crappie, walleye, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.

3. Buckeye Lake
This is another artificial lake that was created by the water being dammed. It has a complete surface area of 3,173 acres and a shoreline of 32 miles. The normal elevation of this lake is 982 feet, and it has an average depth of 6 feet with some larger pockets with a maximum depth of 14 feet. There are a lot of family-friendly activities that can be enjoyed at this lake, and they are renting a vacation home, fishing, ice fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, picnicking, ice skating, cross-country skiing, bird watching, and antiquing near by. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are bass, black bass, bluegill, catfish, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, muskellunge, perch, pike, saugeye perch, striped bass, sunfish, and white bass.

4. Indian Lake
This lake was created by damming, which makes it an artificial reservoir. The shoreline of this lake is 30 miles, and it has a total surface area of 5,800 acres. The normal elevation that can be found at this lake is 997 feet, and it has an average depth of 7 feet. There has been known for some deep pockets in the lake to measure to 15 feet deep. Renting a vacation home, fishing, competing in fishing tournaments, horseback riding, playing at a playground, antiquing, water skiing, tubing, picnicking, boating, and swimming are some great activities that can be enjoyed at this lake. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are bass, perch, black bass, saugeye perch, bluegill, sunfish, catfish, walleye, crappie, white bass, largemouth bass, and yellow perch.

5. Chippewa Lake
This lake is one of the few that is a natural freshwater lake. The surface area of this lake is 161 acres with a small shoreline of 3 miles. 988 feet is the normal elevation of this lake, and the average depth that can be found at this lake is 14 feet with 28 feet being the maximum depth that might be found. The different family-friendly activities that can be enjoyed at this lake are renting a vacation home, fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, playing tennis, picnicking, renting a cabin, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, visiting a museum, antiquing and shopping. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are flathead catfish, largemouth bass, perch, sunfish, bass, black bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie.

6. Tappan Lake
This is another lake that was created through people damming to create an artificial reservoir. It has a shoreline of 47 miles and a surface area of 2,350 acres. The normal elevation that can be found at this lake is 899 feet, and it has a maximum water depth of 24 feet. The different activities that can be enjoyed at this lake are renting a vacation home, fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, tubing, camping, picnicking, renting a cabin, hiking, viewing the local wildlife, visiting a museum, playing at a playground, and shopping. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are crappie, channel catfish, catfish, black bass, bass, white bass, sunfish, smallmouth bass, saugeye perch, and largemouth bass.

7. Pleasant Hill Lake
This lake is an artificial reservoir that was created through damming. It has a surface area of 850 acres with a shoreline of 13 miles. The normal elevation of this lake is 1,020, but the minimum elevation can be 1,014 and the maximum elevation can be 1,047. There are many great activities that can be enjoyed at this lake, such as renting a vacation home, fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, water skiing, golfing, camping, picnicking, renting a cabin, hiking, biking, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, enjoying the view of a waterfall, viewing the local wildlife, and playing at a playground. Some of the fish species that can be caught while out boating on the lake are white crappie, sunfish, smallmouth bass, saugeye perch, pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, catfish, brown bullhead, bluegill, black bass, and bass.

Now that some of the best lakes that can be found inland of Ohio have been discussed, it is important to pick the best lake for lake living. Each lake has its very own unique activities that can be found even though they all have a lot of the same things. 

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