Rocky Fork Lake
was impounded on Rocky Fork Creek in 1951. The Ohio
Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and
Recreation, constructed this 1,992-acre lake for public
recreation. The lake is in the Scioto River watershed
and has a drainage area of 70,399 acres.
Rocky Fork Lake
has an average depth of about 15 feet, with a maximum depth of
about 40 feet. Prior to impoundment, the present lake
bottom was mainly agricultural fields. Many tree stumps
were left standing in the upper end of the lake during
construction. Steep rocky shorelines are present in some
sections of the lower half of the lake. Since
construction, the upper third of the lake has become much
shallower due to siltation.
Rocky Fork State Park
is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Unlimited horsepower
boating allows for excellent skiing on the lake which also
provides catches of bass, muskellunge and walleye for skilled
The Division of
Parks and Recreation operates and maintains parking lots, boat
ramps and docks, concessions, a meeting facility, swimming
beaches, picnic areas, hiking trails, and campgrounds.
Campgrounds provide electric, non-electric, and full hook-up
sites along with drinking water, flush toilets, shower
facilities, trailer waste dump stations, and picnic tables.
Horsepower limits and other boating regulations are subject to
change. Boaters should contact the ODNR Division of
Wildlife for current information.
district office is Wildlife District Five, 1076 Old
Springfield Pike, Xenia, Ohio 45385-1238; telephone (937)
372-9261. The Division also has a website for
information on fishing regulations, tips, maps, and other
wildlife related information (www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife).
To get other maps or publications call toll free
Rocky Fork Lake can be found by clicking
here. For information on
state park facilities, contact Rocky Fork State Park, 9800
North Shore Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133-9205; telephone
Rocky Fork State Park,
Ohio Department of Natural Resources