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Lake Information Details and State Management
Charles Mill Lake Charles Mill Lake is in Richland and Ashland counties. The lake covers 1350 acres of fishing water with 33 miles of shoreline. It is in Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three.
Location The lake is just west of Mansfield at Mifflin. State Route 30 provides easy access and State Route 603 runs along the east side of the lake.
Distance from Major Cities Approximately 60 miles southwest of Cleveland. Approximately 60 miles northeast of Columbus. Approximately 90 miles southeast of Toledo.
Fishing Opportunities Charles Mill Lake fishing opportunities include *Largemouth Bass *Bluegill *White and Black Crappie *Channel Catfish *Flathead Catfish. Saugeye have been stocked in the lake since 1982.
Boating Information Boat Rentals are available. There is a 10-hp limit. The lake also features: camping ~ picnic areas ~ swimming beaches.
State Management Ohio Division of Wildlife activities include stockings ~ fish population monitoring ~ water quality management.

 Charles Mill Lake Location – Courtesy of Google Maps


Charles Mill Lake Photos – February 18, 2017

Go Fish Ohio…in February? Absolutely! It was 62 degrees out – why not? The GFO-Mobile needed to stretch her legs after a long winter parked in our driveway. So did our dog. No boat in tow today. Charles Mill Lake, in Region 3, was 57 miles away from “home base” near Akron, Ohio. Its also only 60 miles northeast of Columbus and 90 miles southeast of Toledo.

We found the marina, campground and boat launch in Charles Mill State Park. Although very low currently, it looks to be great for shoreline fishing. Many people were doing just that from the day picnic area, in fact. The lake has a 10 HP motor limit. Currently, the ramp is under construction (it IS February..in OHIO), but looks to be at least 2 lanes. There is a gas dock and marina on the hillside also. Boat rental will be available in season

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Boat Rental & Marinas Nearby

Charles Mill Marina: 1277 State Rt. 430, Mansfield, OH 44903 PH:419-368-5951


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 Northeast Ohio sportsmen and women with safety and excellent fishing & hunting boating opportunities!

Turn In a Poacher (1-800-POACHER)

Ohio’s Turn In a Poacher -“TIP” program – helps 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 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.


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