Berlin Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This is one of the few lakes in Ohio where natural reproduction of muskies occurs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dam on the Mahoning River in 1943, impounding 3,321 acres for the purpose of flood control. The Corps maintains the Mill Creek Recreation Area, located on the east side of the lake.
There are picnic areas, shelter houses, day-use areas, campgrounds, and a boat ramp. Outside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recreation area, there is fair amount of shoreline access from unimproved gravel pulloffs, dead-end roads, and around bridges. Although none of the access areas are marked, they are easy to spot by the well-worn paths leading to the lake’s edge. The lake has a confusing, if not complicated, set of open and no-wake zones that are marked by buoys and signs located at the boat ramps. Lake depths can vary considerably, from 10 feet to 30 feet, in the blink of an eye. Long shallow points can end abruptly into 40 feet of water. Locating these drops is the key to finding fish on Berlin Lake. Key species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, white bass, muskie, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch."