Piedmont Lake


Piedmont Lake

Town(s): Freeport OH, Piedmont OH

Size: 2270 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: 38 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Boating Comments: 10 HP Limit
Swimming: Unknown

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Piedmont Lake – is a beautiful and rugged lake located in the Piedmont and Freeport area of Ohio. It belongs to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, and is located approximately 2 hours from both Columbus and Cleveland. The lake is a premier fishing lake and is considered by many to be one of the most scenic lakes belong to the MWCD, and all of Ohio, as it sits in rough, hilly and heavily wooded areas. Piedmont Lake is the perfect opportunity for the weekend get-a-way lake house!


Lake / Marina – Piedmont Lake is 2,270 acres with 38 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 38 feet. It has a 10 HP limit in place to keep the water in prime fishing condition, but residents can still enjoy kayaks, canoes, and other water activities. The lake is one of the state’s top fishing lakes, primarily for muskie and holds the state record for largest muskie ever caught. Piedmont also has a marina that offers boat rentals, fuel and fishing supplies. 


Offshore Amenities – Although Piedmont is primarily a fishing lake there are several offshore activities for residents. The lake has over 80 full service campsites available. And residents will find awesome opportunities for hunting and nature watching through the nearby MWCD land that is covered in hilly and wooded terrain.


Nearby Activities – There are several other MWCD lakes nearby such as Tappan and Clendening Lake that provide additional boating, hiking, and nature-related adventures. Nearby there is the Egypt Valley Wildlife Area that offers hiking and wildlife viewing, as well as the The Wilds, a unique conservation facility with animals from around the globe. The Deerassic Park Education Center is close by as well, offering events and programs related to nature and whitetail deer. And on top of all that the historic city of Cambridge is right down the road and is home to the National Museum of Glass.


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

Fishing Comments: Holds the state record for largest muskie
Fish Species: Saugeye, Muskellunge, Flathead Catfish, Bullheads, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: 2 Public Boat Launches
Parking Spaces: More than 40

Shoreline Development: 10-25%