Salt Fork Lake Fishing Map ~ Southeast Ohio

Salt Fork Lake OH Fishing Map
Open map in a new window to print

Lake Information, Details & State Management

Salt Fork Lake was born in 1956 when planning for the lake was begun. Originally slated to become a water source for the city of Cambridge, the possibilities to become a major recreation area were so great that in 1960, land acquisition was begun to create a state park.

During lake construction in 1967, trees and shrubs were left standing in many of the embayments, and an artificial reef was constructed on the north branch to provide fish cover. Portions of the shoreline are covered with large boulders which serve as desirable fishing areas.

Located in the hills of southeast Ohio, Salt Fork State Park features a steep and rolling terrain that’s dissected by numerous small streams. The largest stream, Salt Fork Creek, was impounded to create 2,952-acre Salt Fork Lake.

The main entrance is seven miles east of Cambridge on U.S. Route 22. The Salt Fork Wildlife Area lies to the east of the lake.

Fish of Interest for Anglers: Largemouth Bass | Smallmouth Bass | White Bass | Walleye | Channel Catfish | Flathead Catfish | Muskellunge | Crappie | Sunfish

Boats with unlimited horsepower are permitted on the 3,060-acre lake. Combined speed/ski zones are marked by buoys. There are 10 boat launching ramps on the lake.

Boaters may camp on their boats in no-wake zones within fifty yards of shore. Swimming from boats is permitted in designated areas only.

Two marinas include 469 rental docks, comfort stations, gasoline fuel stations, parking facilities, concession areas and a variety of rental boats.

Salt Fork State Park also offers an 18-hole golf course, nine picnic areas with tables and grills, a 2,500-foot swimming beach, and 14 scenic hiking trails.

Salt Fork Lake Location ~ courtesy of Google Maps

Salt Fork Lake, OH Weather ~ 43725

Latest Salt Fork Lake, OH weather conditions and forecast

The Ohio Division of WildlifeA very special THANKS to the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Division of Watercraft for their hard work and dedication in providing Ohio sportsmen and women with excellent fishing & hunting opportunities!

WE APPRECIATE YOU!

Catch > Photo > Release - Better Half Tour

Spring Fling May 8, 2021 Launch:

Days
Hours
Minutes

Ohio Adventures (Lakes to Fish!)

Girls Fish Too!

Girls Fish Too! Listen up guys, I am here to tell you – girls like to fish, too! Fishing is most definitely a male dominated sport. Especially bass fishing. When I first began

Read More »
GoFishOhio Fishing Polls….

What is your favorite Central Ohio Lake?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

TIP HQ @ 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.

Moon Times for Fishing

Current Moon Phase

Third Quarter Moon
Third Quarter Moon