Dillon Lake


Dillon Lake

Town(s): Nashport OH, Zanesville OH

Size: 1279 acres
Average Depth: 15 feet
Maximum Depth: 22 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: UNL HP
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Dillon Lake – is located inside Dillon State Park which is just a few minutes outside of Zanesville and 1.5 hours east of Columbus. The state park is over 2,000 acres and has not only a great wilderness feel and view, but also a lot to do so that you can full enjoy lakefront living!

Lake / Beach / Marina – Dillon Lake has 1,279 acres of water and reaches a maximum of 22 feet. The lake has no horsepower limit and provides the opportunity to water ski, kayak, canoe and enjoy all your favorite boating activities. The lake also has a 1,360 foot swimming beach located near the park service that also has a wading pool. Dillon also has a full service marina that has been certified as an Ohio Clean Marina!

Offshore Amenities – Not only is there the lake to enjoy but Dillon State Park has tons of activities for the whole family. Fishing is abundant and hunting is allowed at certain areas of the park, along with a privately owned sportsmen’s club located right outside the park with a shooting range and lighted skeet fields. There is also an archery range, an 18 hole disc golf course, tennis courts, and a basketball court. The park also has several picnic areas as well as multiple hiking trails, several of which are multi use with biking and or horses.

Nearby Activities – In the nearby area there are several more nature filled areas including the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, the Muskingum River State Park Blue Rock State Park and Forest.  If history is more your interest the Zanesville area has plenty to offer including a ride on the historic Loretta Sternwheeler and the National Road Zane Grey Museum which offers an early look at the frontier life in Ohio.   



Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species:

Fish Species: Saugeye, Muskellunge, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: 2 public boat ramps
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: Unknown