Pymatuning Reservoir


Pymatuning Reservoir

Town(s): Andover OH

Size: 16348 acres
Average Depth: 15 feet
Maximum Depth: 35 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Horsepower or Speed Restrictions
Boating Comments: 20 HP Limit
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Pymatuning Reservoir is a truly unique body of water in the sense that is split across the Ohio and Pennsylvania border and managed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. For Ohio residents, it is in Ashtabula county just east of Andover and a little over 1 hour from Cleveland, Ohio. The lake has great views and is popular among anglers as it contains a vast and diverse amount of fish. A wonderful opportunity for individuals to get a taste of Lakefront Living!

Lake / BeachPymatuning Reservoir is one of the state’s largest inland lakes (although half of it is in Pennsylvania) measuring at approximately 16,348 acres and a maximum depth of 30 feet. The lake has a 20-horsepower limit on boats but has five public boat launches and 360 seasonal boat docks for rent. The lake also has a 350-foot swimming beach with picnic areas.


Offshore Amenities – The park has over 400 cabins for seasonal and weekend went and has plenty of amenities to keep campers and residents busy. There are basketball courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds and 2 hiking trails! The park also has a high-quality Amphitheatre! If nature is more your thing there are also designated hunting areas, a wide variety of fish for anglers as well as a nature station.  

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

Fishing Comments: Since the lake splits two states, when fishing or hunting in one area, one must have the appropriate license for the state they are in at that time.
Fish Species: Muskellunge, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Walleye

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: 5 public boat launches around the lake
Parking Spaces: More than 40

Shoreline Development: 25-50%