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Knox Lake State Wildlife Area
Knox Lake State Wildlife Area Knox Lake/Fishing © Beverly Baker
Fishing on a calm June evening.
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KNOX LAKE STATE WILDLIFE AREA
KNOX LAKE STATE WILDLIFE AREA
Fredericktown, Ohio   43019
(lat:40.5119 lon:-82.501)
The Division of Wildlife maintains the parking lots, picnic areas, boat ramps, docks and rental boat slips. The reservoir has a 10 horse power limit on outboard motors. However, larger outboard motors may be operated at no wake or idle-speed only.
Fishing Map (pdf)
History of the Area
Knox Lake was built by the ODNR Division of Wildlife in 1954. The reservoir, created by damming the Kokosing River, was built primarily for recreation. The reservoir is 469 acres in size and has 11.4 miles of shoreline. Maximum depth is over 24 feet near the dam, although much of the water is 12 feet or less. Bottom composition is made up of rock and gravel in the lower section and mud and silt in the upper section. The upper section of the reservoir was purposely left full of standing timber to provide natural cover to enhance fishing. In the lower basin trees have been felled along the shoreline to provide additional cover.




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

Area Campgrounds
Blue Lagoon Campground
1597 State Route 97
Butler, OH
(419) 883-3888
K O A
6918 Bunkerhill South Rd
Butler, OH
(419) 883-3314
MWCD West Ranch
18352 Waterford Rd
Fredericktown, OH
(740) 694-1900
Honeycreek Auto & RV Repair
1219 Honey Creek Rd
Bellville, OH
(419) 886-2777
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp
6500 Black Rd
Bellville, OH
(419) 886-2267
Girl Scouts
Township Road 242
Mt Vernon, OH
(740) 397-6893
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Fishing: Walmart #2149
1575 Coshocton Ave
Mt Vernon, OH
(740) 392-3880
River's Edge Hunting & Fishing
301 W Gambier St
Mt Vernon, OH
(740) 397-1200
Grandpa's Tackle Box
17811 Buena Vista Rd
Fredericktown, OH
(740) 694-7385
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Cottages and Cabins
Great for a private relaxing get away. Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation with that special someone, or the best cook-out for family and friends Haven Inn The Hills is the answer for you.
74.9 miles from park*
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Directions
Knox Lake is located about 1 miles northeast of Fredericktown and can be accessed via State Route 95. The marina and main boat ramp are located on the lower section of the reservoir along Armentrout Road. Other boat ramps are located off County Road 5 in the upper section of the reservoir.

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