|Lake Information||Details and State Management|
|Tappan Lake||Tappan Lake is in Harrison County. This lake covers 2350 acres of fishing water with 47 miles of shoreline. The lake is within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three.|
|Location||Tappan Lake is located in northwestern Harrison County in Stock and Franklin Townships. US Route 250 follows the main body of the lake for 7 miles. Other township roads border three long bays on the north side making for easy access to the lake. New Philadelphia (with access to I-77) lies 20 miles to the northwest. Cadiz is approximately 8 miles to the west.|
|Distance from Major Cities||Approximately 100 miles east of Columbus. Approximately 80 miles south of Cleveland. Approximately 30 miles from the Ohio/WV border.|
|Fishing Opportunities||Tappan Lake offers anglers *Largemouth Bass *Bluegill *Crappies *Channel Catfish. Walleye fishing is becoming increasingly popular. Perch *Bullheads *Sunfish can also be found. These species were stocked by the Ohio Department of Wildlife.|
|Boating Information||There is a 299-hp restriction on Tappan Lake. There is a boat ramp located off of State Route 250 near a roadside rest area and another is located at the Tappan Marina which rents boats and offers other services – including a restaurant.|
|State Management||The Division of Wildlife activities include stocking ~ construction of fish attractors ~ monitoring fish populations ~ creel studies ~ plus physical and chemical water analysis.|
GFO On The Spot – Tappan Lake – Courtesy Google Maps
A very special THANKS to the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Watercraft for their hard work and dedication in providing Ohio sportsmen and women with safety and excellent fishing & hunting opportunities!
Turn In a Poacher (1-800-POACHER)
Ohio’s Turn In a Poacher, or ”TIP” program is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state, by involving the public in reporting wildlife violations. If you observe a wildlife violation, click here and submit the form online or print the form and mail it to:
TIP Headquarters, Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Rd., Bldg G
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Or call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.