Timbre Ridge Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This area features a beautiful 100-acre lake surrounded by 1,200 acres of forested hills. It sees a fair amount of people spring, summer, and fall for a variety of reasons. In spring, the cold and deep lake gets stocked with rainbow trout by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. That makes it a favorite of fishermen. In summer, some people come to swim—there’s no beach, you swim at your own risk—while others come to pursue the lake’s bass, bluegills, and catfish. Just be aware of special “slot” restrictions in place on the bass. Anglers can keep fish shorter than 12 inches and longer than 15, but nothing in between. Hikers also enjoy this area. There are no trails per se, but a road system—closed to vehicles—that surrounds the lake makes for some pleasant walking. You’ll often see wildlife, from white-tailed deer and turkeys to waterfowl and squirrels, along the way. Hunters know that, and so this area sees a lot of use in fall from sportsmen who camp and hunt big and small game in both the national forest and the adjacent Crown City Wildlife Management Area."