Apple Valley Lake


Apple Valley Lake

Town(s): Howard OH

Size: 511 acres
Average Depth: 30 feet
Maximum Depth: 70 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Boat length restrictions, Click Here
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Apple Valley Lake is a highly desired private lake community resting in the rural and rolling topography of Knox County in the town of Howard.  Located within 1 hour of major central and eastern Ohio cities-this picturesque lake and golf community provides its residents an exceptional Lake Living Lifestyle!

Lake Featured on HGTV’s new lakefront lifestyle series “Lakefront Bargain Hunt - Renovation”.  In Season 1, Episode 3; Lakefront Living Realty’s own Chris Mosier from The Lake Team in Ohio assisted a family find and purchase their ideal lake home on Apple Valley Lake. Mark and Mary Lynn were looking for a lake house that can serve as a meeting place for their large family. With help from Chris, they find a property with unlimited potential.

Known for its impeccable water quality and being crystal clear!  Buyers find a diversity of home choices from cozy cottages to large estates.  The property owners association benefits the appeal of the area with their restrictions on house colors, heights and architectural approval for all homes. Buyers will also find a diverse offering of “lot characteristics” from secluded wooded to level and open, coves or main lake, sunrise or sunsets views!

Apple Valley Lake is only one hour northeast of Columbus or one and a half hours south of Akron. Many consider Apple Valley Lake the "Jewel of Knox County, Ohio."

Within 6 miles is the charming historical town of Mt Vernon.  Mt Vernon features quaint shops in the downtown area complete with book stores, crafts and "Sips" coffee shop. The newer downtown has a Wal-Mart, Penny's, Kmart, Peebles, Movie Theater, Kroger’s with Starbucks, and plenty of restaurants.

Within 3 miles of Apple Valley Lake is Kenyon College.  Offering a variety of restaurants that enjoy views of the beautiful campus.  The nationally recognized Pelatonia Bike Race has enjoyed this as their final destination for the past 2 years!

The lake does not shut down in the winter!  If the temperatures provide, you will see many Shante’s.  Sledding is fantastic, quad runners are becoming more popular on the ice!  If snow skiing is your desire-Snowtrails is only a ½ hour drive.  Nothing like coming home from the cold and jumping in your hot tub looking over the winter scene!

Fishing your dream lake lifestyle?  There are two bass tournaments every year as well as catch and release tournaments on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Within a mile of Apple Valley Lake is the beautiful Kokosing Gap Trail.  An old rail line that is now paved and offers stunning views along the Kokosing River connecting Mt. Vernon to Danville.  A gorgeous experience through the countryside!

Lakefront homes can start at $600,000 up to $1,500,00+.  Apple Valley Lake Front lots start at $400,000 up to over $550,000.  All dependent upon lot location, views, frontage, boat dock size and quality, updating of home, square footage, and amenities! Note that after January 1, 2023, all lots (with home as well) will have 1 motorized watercraft annual pass allowed. 

Whether you’re single, retired or a family-this community offers so many social clubs for all ages and interests.  Kids enjoy the annual Easter Egg hunts, Trick or Trunk, and of course Santa Clause. Apple Valley singers, cooking club, red hatters, dance clubs and more! There is something for everyone!

 Lake Amenities

  • 511 Acres

  • 3.5 Miles in length

  • Average depth is 30’

  • Jet skiing allowed

  • Boat length limits exist

  • No HP limits

  • 3 Sandy beaches offering

  • Dock support, Beach volleyball, Swimming, Life guards, Playgrounds, Picnic shelters

  • 3 Boat launches

  • Fishing!  Crappie, bluegill, walleye, Popular Bass tournaments and weekly fish club

Full Service Marina

  • Fuel, license

  • Dry or wet docking

  • Mechanical assistance

  • Bait

  • Refreshments/ice

Offshore Amenities

  • Two Clubhouses offering

  • Outdoor/kiddie pools

  • Olympic indoor pool with swim lanes

  • Basketball & tennis courts

  • Fitness center

Community Social Clubs

  • Social, dance, cooking, garden, Red Hatters, pickle ball, cards, games and many more greater good community clubs

Apple Valley Golf Course

  • Located within the Apple Valley Community, gorgeous undulating setting offering challenging and well-manicured 18 hole public golf course

Association Fees

  • 2023 Annual fee only $257.00!

Water Quality: Treated Annually, No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Ramp Comments: 3 Ramps
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Directions: 5 Miles East of Mt. Vernon, Apple Valley Lake's main entrance is off of SR 36.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%