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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass and saugeye at Charles Mill Lake in Ohio.

Charles Mill Lake, OH

At the crossroads of I-70 and Highway 30, Charles Mill Lake is a convenient destination for boating, water sports and fishing. The lakes provides 1,300 surface acres and has 29 miles of shoreline. Several boat ramps allow visitors to launch boats with up to 10 horsepower, which is the lake maximum.

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Charles Mill Lake, situated in north-central Ohio, is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and picturesque destination. With its serene surroundings and diverse recreational offerings, Charles Mill Lake is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and camping.

Fishing at Charles Mill Lake provides anglers with the opportunity to target various fish species. The lake is known for its excellent populations of crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's many nooks and crannies for prime fishing spots. With its diverse fishery, Charles Mill Lake ensures anglers have a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

Kayaks, canoes and car-top boats are popular. There is plenty of areas for fishing from the bank, swimming, hiking and picnicking. For anglers, the lake boasts good fishing for catfish, saugeye and bass. Healthy populations of hybrid stripers, sunfish, perch and crappie also reside in the lake. Camping, lodging and other services are all convenient in the area.

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Primary fish species residing in Charles Mill Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill Yellow Perch Hybrid Stripers Saugeye

Charles Mill Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a favorite activity at Charles Mill Lake, offering visitors a chance to explore the beautiful waters. The lake permits different types of watercraft, including powerboats, pontoon boats, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax on the tranquil waters of the lake. Boat ramps and a marina are available, providing easy access for boaters.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Charles Mill Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
419 368-5951

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Charles Mill Lake Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Highway 430, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Charles Mill Marina
1277 OH-430
Mansfield, OH 44903
419 368-5951

Click here for a Ohio Fishing License.

Camping facilities at Charles Mill Lake allow visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Charles Mill Lake Park Campground offers a range of camping options, including tent sites and RV sites with electric hookups. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, indulge in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the lake's fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Charles Mill Lake Park Campground - 419 368-6885

Eagle Point, Charles Mill Park Campground - 419 368-6885

Charles Mill Lake OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Charles Mill Lake
Charles Mill Marina
1277 OH-430
Mansfield, OH 44903
419 368-5951


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Charles Mill Lake in OH

Fishing for catfish, saugeye and bass in north-central OH

Charles Mill Lake, in Ohio.