Hammertown Lake


Hammertown Lake

Town(s): Jackson OH
Local Name: Jackson City Reservoir

Size: 190 acres
Average Depth: 25 feet
Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Boating Comments: Electric motor only
Swimming: No Swimming Allowed

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Hammertown Lake - also known as Jackson City Reservoir is located in southeastern Ohio, which is approximately 2 hours from Columbus and from Cincinatti. It is one of the few large bodies of the water in its area and provides its few residents with great natural views!

Lake – Hammertown Lake itself is 190 acres and reaches up to 50 ft in depth. It is electric motors only in the lake and has 3 public boat ramps, 1 of which is only suitable for kayaks and canoes.  The lake is used primarily for low key boating and canoeing as well as fishing. The lake has a “2 story” fishery containing largemouth bass, white crappie, yellow perch and rainbow and golden trout.

Offshore Amenities – The lake itself is surrounded by an additional 1,300 acres of recreational use land with hiking trails as well as a 15 mile horse trail marked with red signs. There are also several areas to picnic and bike.


Nearby Activities – The surrounding area is filled with other nature filled spots such as Lake Katherine State Nature Preserve, Jisco Lake, Coalton Wildife Area, Flint Run, Liberty Wildlife Area and Lake Alma State Park. And those aren’t all! This lake is truly for the nature lover. 

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species:

Fish Species: Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: 3 public boat ramps, 1 fit for only kayaks and canoes
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: Less than 10%