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Lake Information Details and State Management
Lake Vesuvius Lake Vesuvius is in Lawrence County. This small lake covers 143 acres of water and 8 miles of shoreline. The lake lies within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Four(4).
Location Lake Vesuvius is located in Lawrence County approximately 11 miles north of Ironton and 32 miles south of Jackson. The lake is accessible from State Route 93.
Distance from Major Cities 11 miles north of Ironton. 105 miles south of Columbus. 131 miles southeast of Cincinnati. 14 miles from Kentucky (Ashland). 29 miles from West Virginia (Huntington).
Fishing Opportunities Lake Vesuvius supports populations of *Largemouth Bass *Spotted Bass *Bluegill *White Crappie *Redear Sunfish reproduce naturally. *Channel Catfish and *Saugeye are maintained through periodic stockings.
Boating Information There is an electric motors only restriction on Lake Vesuvius. A single boat ramp near the dam serves the entire lake. A small fee is required.
State Management The Division of Wildlife activities include; monitoring fish populations ~ stocking of channel catfish and saugeye ~ construction and placement of fish attractors ~ physical and chemical water analysis.

Lake Vesuvius Location – 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, boating & hunting 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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