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Pymatuning Lake

Pymatuning is a man-made lake with 70 miles of shoreline that straddles the Ohio/Pennsylvania border in Ashtabula County, Ohio and Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The lake serves to provide water to the Shenango and Beaver valleys, to lessen flood damage and to provide a great destination for recreation.

Two full-service state parks, each named "Pymatuning State Park", are on the lake in Ohio and Pennsylvania. A scenic 2-mile-long causeway bridge spans the middle of the lake, connecting the towns of Espyville on the Pennsylvania side of the lake and Andover on the Ohio side.


Pymatuning Lake is known for its fine walleye fishing and has the reputation of being one of the best fishing lakes in the state for catching muskellunge, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, black and white crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed sunfish, white bass, and carp.

Walleye fingerlings (1+), Fingerling muskellunge (4-6) and advanced fingerling muskellunge (9-11) are stocked annually by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and / or the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: *** You may fish the entire lake from a boat with only an Ohio fishing license. However, if you fish from shore or from an island on the Pennsylvania side, you MUST have a PA fishing license.***


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     Pymatuning Lake OH Coordinates:
41.5807N -80.5415W
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Lake Type:
Surface Area:
17,088 acres
Maximum Depth:
35 ft
1,001 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
1 - 3 ft
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Non-powered boats and boats with motors up to 10 horsepower are allowed on Pymatuning Lake. You can rent floatboats, motorboats, rowboats, canoes and motors at the marinas on the lake.

There are five improved launch ramps on the Ohio side of the lake. The lake also has two state campgrounds, private campgrounds, and cabin rentals. Many boat rental concessions are located around the lake and 360 docks are available for seasonal rental.


Pymatuning Lake State Parks offer 25 modern rental cabins available for year-round use. Six of these cabins meet the Americans with Disabilities Act standards for accessibility. 32 standard cottages are available May 1 - November 1. Pets are permitted in four of the cottages. Three yurt units are also available for daily or weekly rental. Of the 352 campsites available, 331 have 20 or 30 amp electric hookups.

Please review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging information in the area.


Pymantuning Lake is one mile from Andover, Ohio and straddles the Ohio/Pennsylvania border in Ashtabula County, Ohio and Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Nearby Ohio Cities: Akron, Andover, Warren, Youngstown, Warren, Lorain and Painesville. Nearby Pennsylvania Cities: Hermitage, Sharon, Meadville, New Castle and Pittsburgh.

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