Candlewood Lake


Candlewood Lake

Town(s): Mount Gilead OH, Mt Gilead OH

Size: 250 acres
Average Depth: 30 feet
Maximum Depth: 44 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Boating Comments: 40 MPH speed limit for Pontoon Boats. No Hp Limit For speed boats. Restricted hours, 10am-8pm.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Candlewood Lake is a beautiful and serene private lake located within a gated community fifteen minutes from the historic town of Mt. Gilead Ohio. Located thirty minutes from the bustling city of Mansfield, and within one hour of Ohio’s capital Candlewood Lake is a perfect get-a-way and provides the “wilderness” feel while giving residents a modern lakefront living lifestyle!

Lake/Beach– Covering 250 Acres of clean water, and 140 acres of dedicated green space, the gated community of Candlewood is known for its exceptional water quality and peaceful atmosphere.  Averaging approximately 30’ in depth, this lake is the base for regular fishing tournaments of all ages, and home to avid boaters who partake in kayaking, paddle boarding, skiing, tubing, and sailing! If the water isn’t your thing then the Candlewood Beach or numerous offshore amenities will be more than enough to keep you busy! 

Offshore Amenities – All Candlewood Lake residents will find a Lodge that has a small library and available for large event rentals. At the lodge there is also a basketball court, tennis court,pickleball courts, and outdoor pool. The community also has several parks including Wil Blue Park, The South Wood Walking Trail, and the newstest trail called Tarbor park where residents can cycle or jog at their hearts content while getting a fresh taste of nature. Candlewood also has a separate RV camping area that has its own community center, pool, basketball court and tennis court.

Nearby Activities - Candlewood is only minutes away Mt Gilead State Park which has 7 different trails covering over 6 miles as well as an addition lake available for non-mechanical boating. Nearby is also “Splatter Park” an outdoor paintball park for great family, and Jellystone Camp Resort which has heated swimming pools, giant slides and tons of fun for the whole family. Not to forget the nearby Heart of Ohio Trail which covers over 16 miles, as well Mid-Ohio Balloon adventure where family and friends can enjoy hot air balloon rides through the heart of Morrow County. Additional activities'destinations includes the Mid-Ohio Sports Car/Racing Cource, Malabar Farm State Park, and the Ohio State Reformatory.

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

Fish Species: Flathead Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Striped Bass, Walleye

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 75-100%