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Clear Fork Reservoir Fishing Area

Recreational Opportunities

The city of Mansfield provides numerous recreational opportunities on and around Clear Fork Reservoir. An improved public boat ramp and marina are located on the south side of the reservoir just east of Bowers Road. No fee is charged for launching boats. In addition, there are three picnic areas with access to the lake located along the south side of the reservoir. Shore fishing is only allowed along the south and west shorelines from the Orewiler Road bridge to a point 1000 feet upstream of the dam. There are no motor size restrictions, but an 8 mph speed limit is enforced by the city of Mansfield. Boats with horsepower greater than 10 must be operated without creating a wake.

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Clear Fork Reservoir is located in Richland and Morrow counties, approximately 8 miles southwest of Mansfield along State Route 97.


Clear Fork Reservoir was completed in 1949. The city of Mansfield constructed this 971-acre reservoir as a water supply lake.

Clear Fork Reservoir has a gently sloping bottom with a maximum depth of 24 feet. The upper end is shallow with numerous tree stumps. Several islands characterize the mid-lake area while the lower end is deeper and open.


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Phone Number

(419) 424-5000