|Lake Information||Details and State Management|
|Paint Creek Lake||Paint Creek Lake is in Highland and Ross Counties. The lake covers 1190 acres of fishing water with 30 miles of shoreline. This lake lies within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Five(5).|
|Location||Paint Creek Lake is located 10 miles east of Hillsboro. One(1) mile north of US Route 50 on Rapid Forge Road. Five(5) miles south of Greenfield on State Route 753.|
|Distance from Major Cities||Approximately 10 miles east of Hillsboro. Approximately 5 miles south of Greenfield. Approximately 60 miles from Dayton. Approximately 50 miles from Cincinnati.|
|Fishing Opportunities||Paint Creek Lake is noted for its outstanding; *Largemouth and Smallmouth *Spotted Bass *White and Black Crappie *Bluegill *Sunfish *Catfish *Suckers *Carp. The fishery has developed from the resident fish populations in the streams which flow into it.|
|Boating Information||This is an unlimited horsepower lake. Two improved boat launches are available – one is on of the Rattlesnake arm off of Cope Road on the west side – the other is on Taylor Road.|
|State Management||The Ohio Division of Wildlife activities include; monitoring fish populations ~ creel studies ~ physical and chemical water quality analysis.|
Paint Creek Lake Spotlight – Courtesy of 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.