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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 fishermen.

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.

Note:  Horsepower limits and other boating regulations are subject to change.  Boaters should contact the ODNR Division of Wildlife for current information.

The nearest 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 (  To get other maps or publications call toll free 1-800-WILDLIFE. 

Information about 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 (937) 393-4284.

Source: Rocky Fork State Park, Ohio Department of Natural Resources


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