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Rainbow Trout Stocking Dates

Young male with family showing the fish he caught

Over 84,000 rainbow trout are released every spring in public lakes and ponds across Ohio.

2023 Rainbow Trout Stocking Dates & Locations

Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio during March through May in 2023, as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. Stockings of these public lakes and ponds are excellent opportunities for families to fish together. Fishing for catchable-sized trout is a great way to introduce young people to the outdoors. Rainbow trout are raised at state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The daily harvest limit for inland lakes is five trout per angler.

NEW in 2023: Adjustments to the catchable Rainbow Trout stocking program have resulted in several changes in stocking locations. For current stocking locations, please refer to the list below. Learn more about adjustments to the catchable Rainbow Trout stocking program.

Yellow Highlight Indicates a new trout release location for 2023.

** Indicates a special angler event is planned for the trout release.

 Location Name  County  District  Release Date
ADAMS LAKE Adams 5 3/16/2023
BARNESVILLE RESERVOIR #4 Belmont 4 3/16/2023
BLUE LIMESTONE PARK Delaware 1 3/17/2023
CALDWELL LAKE Ross 4 3/17/2023
MT. GILEAD LAKE Morrow 1 3/17/2023
QUARRY PARK Marion 1 3/17/2023
RIO GRANDE RESERVOIR Gallia 4 3/17/2023
BUCKEYE PARK LAKE Washington 4 3/22/2023
FOUNDATION PARK Knox 1 3/22/2023
HERITAGE PARK - GROVEPORT Franklin 1 3/22/2023
JESSE OWENS WA POND MB165 Morgan 4 3/22/2023
PETROS LAKE Stark 3 3/23/2023
RUSH RUN LAKE Preble 5 3/23/2023
SHADOW LAKE Cuyahoga 3 3/23/2023
FOREST HILL POND Cuyahoga 3 3/24/2023
VETERAN'S PARK POND Lake 3 3/24/2023
BRUSHWOOD LAKE Summit 3 3/29/2023
CLARK LAKE Clark 5 3/30/2023
DARKE WA POND W4F3 Darke 5 3/30/2023
FORKED RUN Meigs 4 3/30/2023
TIMBRE RIDGE Lawrence 4 3/30/2023
VESUVIUS Lawrence 4 3/30/2023
FRANKLIN PARK POND Franklin 1 3/31/2023
LINDEN PARK POND Franklin 1 3/31/2023
PENROD LAKE Athens 4 3/31/2023
WESTGATE PARK POND Franklin 1 3/31/2023
WHETSTONE PARK POND Franklin 1 3/31/2023
COWAN LAKE YOUTH POND** Clinton 5 4/1/2023
PIKE LAKE** Pike 4 4/3/2023
BLUE HERON PRESERVE POND - Open for fishing 4/5 – 4/23 Geauga 3 4/5/2023
BLUE ROCK LAKE Muskingum 4 4/5/2023
TECUMSEH LAKE Perry 4 4/5/2023
CENCI PARK LAKE Fairfield 1 4/6/2023
JEFFERSON LAKE Jefferson 3 4/6/2023
LAMBERJACK LAKE Seneca 2 4/6/2023
ANTRIM LAKE Franklin 1 4/7/2023
MONUMENT PARK POND Stark 3 4/7/2023
ROSE LAKE** Hocking 4 4/7/2023
STADIUM PARK POND Stark 3 4/7/2023
CRYSTAL LAKE** Preble 5 4/8/2023
CAESAR CREEK YOUTH POND** Warren 5 4/15/2023
GOODALE PARK POND Franklin 1 4/10/2023
SCHILLER PARK POND Franklin 1 4/10/2023
SCHOONOVER LAKE Allen 2 4/10/2023
BEARTOWN LAKE (LOWER) Geauga 3 4/11/2023
MILL CREEK LAKE Mahoning 3 4/11/2023
DAVIS LAKE Auglaize 5 4/12/2023
KRUMM PARK POND Franklin 1 4/12/2023
SILVER CREEK LAKE Summit 3 4/12/2023
TAWAWA LAKE Shelby 5 4/12/2023
SYCAMORE STATE PARK POND Montgomery 5 4/13/2023
WALKER ROAD POND Lorain 3 4/13/2023
LITTLE TURTLE POND** Summit 3 4/15/2023
MALLARD LAKE** Lucas 2 4/15/2023
MOUNTS PARK POND** Warren 5 4/15/2023
WILLSHIRE QUARRY** Van Wert 2 4/15/2023
YOCTANGEE PARK LAKE** Ross 4 4/15/2023
ENGLEWOOD NORTH PARK POND Montgomery 5 4/19/2023
JACKSON PARK LAKE Guernsey 4 4/19/2023
HOME OF THE BRAVE PARK POND Hamilton 5 4/20/2023
MUNROE FALLS LAKE Summit 3 4/20/2023
FRANKLIN PARK POND Franklin 1 4/21/2023
MALABAR FARM SP INN POND** Richland 2 4/21/2023
WESTGATE PARK POND Franklin 1 4/21/2023
WHETSTONE PARK POND Franklin 1 4/21/2023
EAST HARBOR STATE PARK POND** Ottawa 2 4/22/2023
LINDEN PARK POND** Franklin 1 4/22/2023
ROOSEVELT LAKE** Scioto 4 4/22/2023
TURKEY CREEK LAKE** Scioto 4 4/22/2023
OHIO CANAL LOCK #4** Stark 3 4/29/2023
OLANDER LAKE** Lucas 2 4/29/2023
SLEEPY HOLLOW PARK POND** Lucas 2 4/29/2023
TUSCORA PARK POND** Tuscarawas 3 4/29/2023
EYMAN PARK** Fayette 1 5/6/2023
GIERTZ LAKE** Hancock 2 5/6/2023
OHIO / ERIE CANAL Cuyahoga 3 5/19/2023


Directions to Ohio's Trout Lakes

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District 1 - Central Ohio

Antrim Park Lake (Columbus): From SR 315 and Bethel Road in Columbus go west on Bethel Road to Olentangy River Road. Turn right on Olentangy River Road. Turn right into Antrim Park at flashing yellow light.

Ashley upground (Ashley): from SR 229 and SR 42 head east on SR 229. The reservoir will be less than one mile down the road on the right. The entrance to the park will be the first right after passing Ashley Road (CR 243).

Blue Limestone Park Pond (Delaware): From SR 23 and Central Avenue proceed west on Central Avenue. Turn left on Elizabeth Street. Turn right on John Street. This is the entrance to Blue Limestone Park.

Cenci Park Pond (Lancaster): From SR 33 in downtown Lancaster go south on SR 33. Exit on Broad Street (also listed as SR 793). Turn right on Broad Street. Entrance to Cenci Park is just beyond overpass.

Delaware State Park Pond (Delaware): From SR 23 and Central Avenue proceed north on SR 23. Turn right at the Delaware State Park Sign and follow the main road back towards the State Park Marina. The pond is on the right before the Marina parking lot. 

Eyman Park Ponds (Washington Court House): From I-71 and SR 41 go south on SR 41 to Washington Court House. Turn right on Eyman Park Drive. Youth-only fishing until 2:00 pm on day of stocking.

Foundation Park Pond (Mt. Vernon): From SR 229 and SR 36 go north on Columbus Street. Turn left at Norton Street. Proceed north on Norton Street until it dead-ends in Foundation Park. The first pond on the left is stocked with rainbow trout.

Franklin Park Pond (Columbus): From I-71 and Broad Street proceed east on Broad Street. Turn right on Franklin Park W and then turn left into the parking lot with the brown Franklin Park sign. Fish will be stocked into the pond closest to this parking lot. 

Goodale Park Pond (Columbus): From I-670 west take the Neil Ave Goodale St exit. Turn right on Dennison Ave for parking. From 1-670 east take the Neil Ave exit and turn left on Neil Ave. Turn right on Poplar Ave which dead ends into Dennison Ave near parking lot. 

Heritage Park Pond (Groveport): From I-270 and Alum Creek exit go south on Alum Creek Drive. Turn left (east) on Groveport Road to College Street in Groveport. Turn right onto College Street. College Street ends on Wirt/Rohr Road. Turn right and enter Heritage Park at gate on left. (Groveport fishing regulations - catch and release only for all species other than rainbow trout for anglers 16 years and older).

Krumm Park Pond (Columbus): From I-670 and 5th Ave proceed east on 5th Ave. Turn left on Cassady Ave then right onto E 9th Ave which will dead end into Krumm Park.

Linden Park Pond (Columbus): From I-71 and East Hudson St proceed east on East Hudson Street. Turn left onto McGuffey Rd. and then right onto Loretta Ave. Turn left on Hamilton Ave and then right onto Linden Park Dr. The parking area will be on the right. 

Mirror Lake (Granville): From Granville take Lancaster Rd (SR 37) south for 2 miles. The entrance for Infirmary Mound park and Mirror Lake will be on the left.

Mt. Gilead State Park Lake (Mt. Gilead): From downtown Mt. Gilead take SR 95 east to the edge of town. Park is on left. Rainbow trout are stocked in the larger pond.

Quarry Park Pond (Marion): From SR 23 and Marion-Williamsport Road go west on Marion-Williamsport Road to Hillman-Ford Road. Turn left, Quarry Park is on left.

Sunbury Upground (Sunbury): from I-71 and SR 36/37 head east on SR 36/37 for approximately three miles. Continue straight (east) on Cherry Street and then turn left (north) on Otis Street. Otis Street. will dead end at the upground reservoirs. Rainbow trout will be stocked in the reservoir on the right (east).

Schiller Park Pond (Columbus): From High Street (SR 23) and Livingston Ave proceed south on High Street for 0.8 miles. Turn left on E Deshler Ave then left on Jaeger St and an immediate sharp left into the Schiller Park lot.  

Westgate Park Pond (Columbus): From West I-270 and Broad Street proceed east on Broad Street for 2 miles. Turn right on Algonquin Ave and follow for 0.6 miles, then cross Wicklow Rd to enter the Westgate Park lot.

Whetstone Park Pond (Columbus): From SR 315 and West N Broadway proceed east on West N Broadway. Turn left on Milton Ave then slight right onto W Kenworth Rd then turn left to continue on Milton Ave for a half mile. Turn left on Hollenback Rd and follow it for another half mile to the Whetstone parking lot by the pond. 

District 2 - Northwest Ohio

Crossroads Pond (Bucyrus): North of the City of Bucyrus off SR 4. Enter the Crossroads Industrial Park Complex on the east side of SR 4, approximately one-quarter mile north of US 30. Follow the Crossroads Parkway approximately one-half mile to the parking lot at the end of the road. No special restrictions.

East Harbor State Park Pond (Port Clinton): Follow SR 163 east out of Port Clinton towards Marblehead. Turn north (left) on SR 269 north. Turn east (right) into the entrance to East Harbor State Park. Open to children only for the first six hours on day of youth fishing event.

Giertz Lake (Findlay): Take SR 568 (Sandusky Street) east out of City of Findlay about three miles. Turn right (south) on Township Road 241 at sign for Riverbend Hancock Co. Park. You just go a short distance across the bridge and turn left on Township Road 208. Geirtz Lake is on Township Road 208 at Riverbend Park. Closed to fishing until the children’s fishing festival. During the festival (morning of first Saturday after stocking) open to children only until after the festival is over (around noon). Open to all anglers after the festival is over.

Lamberjack Lake, Fostoria #3 (Fostoria): From Fostoria, turn west on Center Street off of County Line Road. Center Street is one block south of SR 18. Follow Center Street to the Fostoria City Park. Lamberjack Lake has a boat ramp and is the larger of the two lakes in the park. No special restrictions.

Malabar Farm State Park Inn Pond (Lucas): From Lucas, Ohio take Lucas Perrysville Rd south toward SR 603. Turn south (right) on SR 603 toward Pleasant Valley Rd. Turn west (right) on Pleasant Valley Rd, the pond is on your left in 0.1 miles.

Mallard Lake (Toledo): From Toledo, head west on OH 2 toward Swanton Township to Wilkens Rd (TR108). Turn south (left) on Wilkens Rd (2.8mi) to Oak Openings Parkway. Turn west (right) on Oak Openings Parkway to Buehner Center parking lot. 

Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center Pond (Oregon): From Oregon, Ohio take Corduroy Road east to N. Curtice Road. Turn north (left) on N. Curtice Road toward Maumee Bay State Park. Continue North on Curtice Rd to Park Rd 3. Park in one of the parking lots on either side of Park Rd 3. Pond is located between parking lots and nature center.

Olander Lake (Toledo): From Toledo, take I-475 north to Central Avenue (SR 20) exit. Turn west (left) on to Central Avenue. Take Central Avenue to McCord and turn north (right) on McCord Road. Follow McCord Road to Sylvania Avenue and turn west (left) on Sylvania Avenue. Enter Olander Park (there is a parking fee to enter the park or you may park free on the street and walk in). No fishing on Friday the day trout are stocked, and then on the Saturday after stocking, children only until 1:00 PM. Open to all anglers after 1:00 PM.

Pearson Lake, Toledo Metro Parks (Toledo): On SR 2. Lake is about two miles east of the City of Oregon (east of Toledo). When traveling from the east there is a big sign at the entrance on State Route 2 between Lallendrof Road (west side of park) and Wynn Road (east side of park). Open only to children under the age of 16 the first Friday and Saturday that fish are stocked. Open to all anglers on the first Sunday after fish are stocked.

Schoonover Lake (Lima): Take I-75 to Lima and exit west on SR 81. Schoonover Park is off SR 81 about 1.5 miles west of I-75. No special harvest restrictions.

Sleepy Hollow Park Pond (Toledo): From Toledo, Ohio take Dorr Street west to Richards Road. Turn south (left) on Richards Road. Take Richards Road to Overlook Boulevard. Turn east (left) on Overlook Boulevard. Take Overlook Boulevard to parking lot which is north of Overlook Boulevard and west of Sleepy Hollow Pond.

Swanton Water Works Reservoir (Swanton): The address is 3945 Waterville Swanton Road, Swanton, OH 43558. Swanton Reservoir is located just southeast of the City of Swanton on State Route 64. From the Toledo area take State Hwy 2 (Airport Highway) west past the airport. Turn south (left) on State Route 64 (Waterville Swanton Road) for about one mile. From the Napoleon area follow State Highway 2 east toward Swanton. Continue on State Highway 2 to State Route 64 (Waterville Swanton Rd) and turn south (right) for about one mile.

Wilshire Quarry (Willshire): From Willshire, Ohio take SR 81/Walcott St east to SR 49. Turn north (left) on SR 49, Willshire Quarry is on your right.

District 3 - Northeast Ohio

Beartown Lake (Chagrin Falls): Located within the Geauga Park District, Beartown Lake (lower) is southwest of Chagrin Falls. Take 422 (either direction) to exit 23 (OH-306). Travel south on State Route 306 for about 1 mile and turn east (left) onto Taylor May Road. Follow Taylor May Road for 2.6 miles until Quinn Road on your right. Turn right onto Quinn Road and proceed south for 1.5 miles until Quinn dead-ends into Beartown Lakes Reservation. Park hours are 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Blue Heron Preserve Pond (Burton): A property of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.  From Cleveland, head east on State Route 87 off of I-271 near Beachwood.  In Burton, drive south on State Route 44 for less than 0.5 miles and the Blue Heron Preserve will be on your left (east).  From the south, take State Route 44 approximately 6 miles north of U.S. Route 422 and about 1.5 miles north of Punderson Lake. 

Brushwood Lake (Richfield): Located in Furnace Run Metro Park, take exit 147 (Miller Road) if heading south from Cleveland on I-77 or exit 146 (I-80/Youngstown; this won’t put you on the turnpike) if traveling north on I-77 from Akron. If you arrived via exit 147, take Miller Road west to Barr Road, turn south (left) onto Barr Road and Furnace Run Metro Park will be on your left in 1.6 miles. If you are arriving via exit 146 from the south, follow signs off the exit for Brecksville Road and take Brecksville Road to the south, crossing under I-77, and turn right onto Townsend Road. Furnace Run Metro Park will be on your right in about 1 mile once on Townsend Road. Park hours are 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Forest Hill Pond (East Cleveland): Located on Cleveland’s east side, Forest Hill Park Pond is positioned south of Euclid Ave. and north of Mayfield Rd.  From downtown Cleveland, take Carnegie Ave. east into Cedar Rd.  Cedar Rd. turns into Euclid Heights Blvd. and once in Cleveland Heights, turn left (north) onto Lee Rd.  Drive north on Lee Rd. for 1 mile and Forest Hill Pond will be on the left (west). 

Glacier Lake – Mill Creek MetroParks (Youngstown): Take I-76 east (from Akron/Cleveland) to the I-76/I-80 merge. From I-76/80 take I-680 to the Connecticut Avenue/Belle Vista Avenue exit. At the foot of the exit ramp turn left onto Manhattan Avenue and then right onto Belle Vista Avenue. Proceed across Mahoning Avenue (traffic signal; Calvary Cemetery is on the right) and, at the end of the cemetery's fence, turn left into Mill Creek MetroParks. Follow the park drive to Glacier Lake’s west shore. Restrictions: Glacier Lake is open to fishing from March 1 through November 30. Fishing hours are sunrise through sunset.

Jefferson Lake (Wintersville): Take SR 43 north through Richmond. Go about one mile and turn right on CR 54. Continue for about two miles on CR 54 to the entrance of the park. Restrictions: Jefferson Lake is open 24 hours a day to anglers of all ages.

Little Turtle Pond (Akron): Little Turtle Pond is located within Firestone Metro Park (part of Metroparks Serving Summit County). From US 224/I-277 exit at South Main Street. Take South Main Street (south over the expressway if westbound exit) or directly ahead (if exiting eastbound) to Swartz Road. Go east 0.9 mile to Harrington Road. Go south on Harrington Road 0.10 miles to Little Turtle Pond parking lot at 2400 Harrington Road. Restrictions: The pond is open to youth 15 years of age and younger only.

Lock # 4-Ohio Canal (Canal Fulton): Lock # 4 of the Ohio Canal is located in Canal Fulton. Take I-77 south to Portage Street (exit 111). Go west on Portage Street to Canal Fulton. Turn left (south) on Millfield Road. Turn left (east) on Erie Street and go 1/2 mile to the park entrance on the right. Restrictions: The park is normally open from sunrise to sunset. There is a trout derby which is held on the last Saturday in April each year. On the derby day only youth between 5 and 15 years of age may fish Lock #4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. After that time people of all ages may fish.

Monument Park Pond (Canton): Located adjacent to the William McKinley National Memorial in the City of Canton’s Monument Park, Monument Park Pond can be accessed by taking exit 106 (13th St. NW) off I-77.  Head east on 13th Street NW.  13th Street turns into 12th Street NW and about 0.4 miles east of I-77 will be the entrance to Monument Park.  Follow the access road to multiple parking locations.  Note that Monument Park Pond is less than 1 mile south of Stadium Park Pond (see below). 

Munroe Falls Lake (Munroe Falls): From the south (Canton), take Route 8 to exit 5B for Portage Trail. At the off ramp, turn east (right) onto Portage Trail and then an immediate left at the light onto Munroe Falls Avenue. Follow Munroe Falls Avenue for approximately 2 miles until it intersections at a “T” with Route 91 (S. Main Street). Turn right onto South Main Street/91 and then in about a quarter mile turn east (left) onto South River Road. Summit Metro Park’s Munroe Falls Metro Park is on your right in 1 mile. Park hours are 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Ohio/Erie Canal (Cleveland): Take I-77 north (from Cleveland) to Grant Avenue. Exit at Grant Avenue and travel west to East 49th Street. Travel south on East 49th Street to the park entrance. Enter the park and proceed to the Canal Way Visitor's Center. Park at the center and walk down the trail to the fishing area. Restrictions: Fishing is permitted for people of all ages from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. The canal fishing area will be closed May 17-19 in preparation for Spring Children's Fishing Derbies May 19. During the derby, children can fish from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The general public is allowed to fish after 4 PM May 19.

Monument Park Pond (Canton): Located adjacent to the William McKinley National Memorial in the City of Canton’s Monument Park, Monument Park Pond can be accessed by taking exit 106 (13th St. NW) off I-77.  Head east on 13th Street NW.  13th Street turns into 12th Street NW and about 0.4 miles east of I-77 will be the entrance to Monument Park.  Follow the access road to multiple parking locations.  Note that Monument Park Pond is less than 1 mile south of Stadium Park Pond (see below).

Petros Lake (Canton): Take I-77 (south from Canton) to exit 101. Go west on Faircrest Street. Turn north on Perry Drive. Petros Lake is located at the corner of Perry Drive SW and Faircrest Street SW. Restrictions: Fishing is permitted for people of all ages from sunrise to sunset.

Rowland Nature Preserve Lake (Elyria): Traveling on I-80 (west from Cleveland), take exit 145 for OH-57 Lorain/Elyria. After toll gate, follow signs for OH-57S Elyria. Turn right onto OH-113W/John F. Kennedy Memorial Parkway. Continue 1.8 miles and turn right (north) onto Murray Ridge Road. Follow Murray Ridge 0.3 miles and Rowland Nature Preserve is on the right. Follow trail east from the parking lot to reach the lake. Fishing is permitted for people of all ages from sunrise to sunset. In addition to ample shoreline access, paddling craft and carry-in boats with electric motors are permitted –there is no boat ramp.

Shadow Lake (Cleveland): Take I-271 (north from Akron) to US 422. Take US 422 east to the Harper Road exit. Travel south to Solon Road. Take Solon Road west to the Hawthorn Parkway. Take the Hawthorn Parkway south to Shadow Lake. The lake is located east of the Hawthorn Parkway and approximately .5 mile south of Solon Road. Restrictions: Fishing is permitted for people of all ages from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Silver Creek Lake (Akron): Take US 224 (west from Akron) to SR 21. Take SR 21 and travel south for approximately three miles to SR 585. Take SR 585 (south)west and immediately exit at Hametown Road. Turn north (left) on Hametown Road and travel 0.5 mile to the park entrance on the left. Follow the park signs to the lake. Restrictions: Fishing is permitted for people of all ages from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Boat rentals are available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Walker Road Pond (Avon Lake): Located in Avon Lake on the border of Bay Village, Walker Road Park is jointly owned by both cities. From Cleveland, South, and East, take I-90 west to exit 156 (Crocker/Bassett). At the off-ramp, head north on Crocker Road for 1 mile to the intersection of Wolf Road. Turn west (left) onto Wolfe Road until you reach the intersection with Bradley Road in 0.5 miles. Turn north (right) onto Bradley and proceed about 0.5 miles until the intersection at Walker Road. At Walker Road, turn west (left) and the entrance to Walker Road Park will be on your left in approximately 0.5 miles.

Stadium Park Pond (Canton): Located adjacent to the William McKinley National Memorial in the City of Canton’s Monument Park, Monument Park Pond can be accessed by taking exit 107A (Fulton Road) off I-77.  Head east on State Route 687 (Fulton Road).  Just east of the I-77 bridge will be the entrance to Stadium Park.  Follow the access road to multiple parking locations.  Note that Stadium Park Pond is less than 1 mile north of Monument Park Pond (see above).

Tuscora Park Pond (New Philadelphia): From the north, take I-77 south to exit 81 (250/39/New Philadelphia/Uhrichsville) and stay on U.S Route 250 heading east until the 800 North/416/New Philadelphia/Tuscarawas exit.  At the base of the exit ramp, turn left heading north on S. Broadway Street.  Travel for 1.5 miles until arriving at Tuscora Park.  From the south, take I-77 north to exit 81 (250/39/New Philadelphia) and at the base of the exit ramp, turn right heading east on W. High Ave. (State Route 39).  Travel on High Avenue for 1.7 miles until the intersection with S. Broadway Street.  Turn left heading north on S. Broadway Street until arriving at the Park on your left.  Parking for the pond is off Tuscora Ave. NW and Al Maloney Midway.

Veterans Park Granger Pond (Mentor): Take SR 2 (east from Eastlake) to the SR 615 exit. Go north on SR 615 for approximately one mile to the Munson Road and Center Street intersection. Drive north on SR 615 (Center Street) for about 0.5 mile to Hopkins Road. Continue north to Veteran's Park, which is located on the west (left) side of the road. Granger Pond is located within Veteran's Park. Restrictions: Fishing is permitted for people of all ages from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Westlake Recreation Center Pond (Westlake): Located along the entrance drive to the Westlake City Recreation Center, Westlake Recreation Center Pond is on Cleveland’s west side situated south of I-90 and north of I-480.  From the south take Stearns Road off I-480 heading north.  Stearns turns into Crocker Road and in Westlake, turn right heading east on Hillard Blvd.  The Westlake Recreation Center will be on the right in 0.5 miles.  If coming from the north, take the Crocker Road exit off I-90/State Route 2 heading south.  In 1.5 miles, turn left heading east on Hillard Blvd.  The Westlake Recreation Center will be on the right in 0.5 miles.

District 4 - Southeast Ohio

Barnesville City Reservoir #4 (Barnesville): Take exit 202 off I-70 E for OH-800 toward Dennison/Barnesville. Turn right (south) on to OH-800 S. Turn right (south) onto Harry Dew Rd. Continue onto N Chestnut St.  Turn Right (West) onto Fair St.

Blue Rock State Park, Cutler Lake (Zanesville): Depart Zaneville, Ohio using SR 60. Turn left (east) onto Shaver Road. Turn left (north) onto Poverty Ridge Road. Turn right (north) on ODNR Local Road.

Buckeye Park Lake (Marietta): Heading south on I-77 take exit 1 towards Marietta. Merge (West) onto State Route 7/Pike Street. Turn right on Acme St. (North).  Turn right (Northeast)on Greene St.  Right (East) on W Fay Avenue. 

Caldwell Lake (Scioto Trail State Park): From Chillicothe take US-23 South. Turn left (East) on OH-372.  Turn left (North) on Lake Road. 

Jackson Park Lake (Byesville): – From Cambridge take exit 41 off I-77 South towards Main St.  Turn right (West) on Main St.  Turn left (South) onto OH-821 S 2nd St. 

Jesse Owens WA Pond MB165 (McConnelsville): From McConnelsville take OH-78 E.  Turn left (north) on OH-83 N then a left (West) on A to C Access Rd. 

Lamping Homestead Lake (Graysville): From Cambridge take I-77 South to exit 25 for OH-78.  Turn left (East) onto OH-78.  Turn right (Southeast) on OH-564.  Turn left (East) on OH-145.  Turn right (Northeast) on OH-565.  Turn left (East) on Little Injun Road.  Turn right (East) onto Big Injun Road.  Continue onto OH-537.  Turn right (West) onto Clearfork Rd.  Turn left (Northeast) into Lamping Homestead Recreation Area. 

Penrod Lake (New Marshfield): From Athens take OH-56 W. Turn left (West) onto OH-356 S then a quick right (North) into Waterloo Wildlife Area  

Perry County Gun Club Lake (New Lexington): From New Lexington take OH-13 North. Turn right (North) on Township Hwy 149 NE. 

Pike Lake (Pike Lake State Park): From Chillicothe take US-50 West.  Turn left (South) onto Lovers Lane. Turn right (West) on Swartz Lane.  Turn left (South) onto Potts Hill Road.  Turn right (Southwest) onto Pike Lake Road. 

Rio Grande Reservoir (Rio Grade): Take US-35 West out of Gallipolis. Take OH-325 exit towards Vinton/Rio Grande.  Turn left (South) onto US-325 S.  Take a right (West) on Lake Drive. 

Roosevelt Lake (Portsmouth): Depart Portsmouth, Ohio West onto US 52. Turn right (northwest) onto SR 125. Turn left (west) onto Mackletree Road. 

Rose Lake (Hocking Hills State Park): Depart from US 33 and SR 664 intersection (southwest) on SR 664 from Logan, Ohio. Arrive at Hocking Hills State Park Lodge HDQ (internal roads).

St. Clairsville Reservoir (St Clairsville): From St. Clairsville take US-40 West. Turn left (south) on Reservoir Road just past I-70 and follow to the lake. 

Tecumseh Lake (Shawnee): From Logan take OH-93 North. Turn left (North) to continue on OH-93/Clark Street.  Turn right (South) into Tecumseh Lake and Picnic Area. 

Turkey Creek Lake, Shawnee State Park (Portsmouth): Depart Portsmouth, Ohio West onto US 52. Turn right (northwest) onto SR 125. Turn left (west) onto ODNR Local Road to boat ramp or shore access.

Yoctangee Park Lake, Chillicothe Park District (Chillicothe): Depart from SR 104 @ US 35, Chillicothe, Ohio. Continue on N High St. Turn left on W Main St. Turn left on N Mulberry St.

District 5 - Southwest Ohio

Adams Lake (West Union): From West Union, follow SR 41 east/north 1.5 miles to the Adams Lake State Park entrance on the left.

Caesar Creek Youth Pond (Waynesville): From Waynesville, take OH-73 east about 3.5 miles to the Caesar Creek State Park entrance and turn left and follow the signs to the Youth Fishing Pond.

Clark Lake (Springfield): From the Springfield area, take I-70 east to the US 40 exit. Follow US 40 east for just 0.1 mile, and turn left (north) on Bowman Road. Follow Bowman Road about 1.2 miles to Old Columbus Road. Turn right (east), and follow Old Columbus Road one mile to Vernon Asbury Road. Turn left (north) on Vernon Asbury Road, and the entrance to Clark Lake is ahead on the right.

Cowan Lake Youth Pond (Wilmington): From Wilmington take US-68 south/S. South Street, in 6 miles turn right onto US-350 west, turn right on Beechwood Road, turn left onto Yankee Road, turn right on the next road and follow to the parking lot adjacent to the Park’s Storybook Trail.

Crystal Lake (Eaton): From the Eaton main intersection of Main Street (US-35) and S. Barron Street (US-127) take S. Barron Street South, turn right on W. Wadsworth Street to Water Street. Pond is directly ahead.

Darke WA Pond W4F3 (Greenville): From Greenville take US-36 east about 5 miles, turn left on New Harrison Bradford Road, in 0.6 miles turn left into wildlife area to parking lot adjacent to the pond.

Davis Lake, (15500 Saint Marys River Road): From US 33 and SR 66 in St. Marys, head north on SR 66 for two miles. Turn left onto Glynwood Road. Follow Glynwood Road. for two miles, then turn left onto St. Marys River Road. The entrance to the lake will be .5 mile on the left.

Deer Run – Symmes Township Park Pond (11600 N. Lebanon Road, Loveland): From Loveland area head west on West Loveland Ave., turn right on North Loveland Drive, turn right into Symmes Township Park.

Englewood North Park (500 Old Springfield Rd., Vandalia): From I-75 take US-40 West for 8 miles to Frederick Pike, turn left on Antioch School Road, turn right on Kley Road which turns into Old Springfield Road, turn left into park, pond on the left (east side) is trout stocking location.

Home of the Brave Park Pond (Loveland): From Loveland area head west on West Loveland Ave., Turn right on North Loveland Drive, turn left into Home of the Brave Park, follow road to the back parking lot.

Mounts Park Pond (4851 Stubbs Mill Road, Morrow): From South Lebanon take SR-48 South to East Mason Morrow Millgrove Road and turn left, in 2 miles turn left on Stubbs Mill Road, in 0.5 miles turn right into park, the trout are stocked in the smaller pond just West of the baseball fields.

Rocky Fork – South Beach Pond (Hillsboro): From Hillsboro take OH-124 East about 6 miles, turn left onto Chestnut Road, in about 2 miles turn left onto Blue Ribbon Road which ends at the pond.

Rush Run Lake (Germantown): From Germantown, follow SR 725 west to Gratis. Continue west on SR 725 another 3.7 miles to Wayne Trace Road. Turn left (south), follow Wayne Trace Road 3.5 miles to Northern Road. Turn right (west), follow Northern Road one mile to Pogue Frazee Road. Turn right (north), follow Pogue Frazee Road about 0.7 miles to the main parking lot for Rush Run Lake.

Sycamore State Park Lake & Pond (Dayton): From Trotwood, take Wolf Creek Pike west about 2.8 miles to Diamond Mill Road. Turn right (north), follow Diamond Mill Road about 0.5 mile to Providence Road. Turn left (west), follow Providence Road about 0.5 mile, and turn left into the entrance for the Overlook Picnic Area.

Tawawa Lake (Sidney): From I-75 and SR 29 interchange, take SR 29 east about 2.2 miles to downtown Sidney. Follow SR 29 east across the Great Miami River. Turn left onto SR 47 East/North. Follow SR 47 one half mile, and turn right onto Tawawa Drive at Tawawa Park.

Taylorsville Poplar Creek Pond (7790 Johnson Station Road, Vandalia): From I-70 take Old Troy Pike (SR-202) south, turn right on Taylorsville Road which turns into Rip Rap Road, turn right onto Little York Road, turn right onto Johnson Station Road (S Cassel Road), park entrance is about 0.5 miles on the right.