|Paint Creek Lake
Paint Creek Lake, not far from Bainbridge, in the Scioto area of southwestern Ohio, boasts 1,190 acres of fun-filled boating and prosperous fishing waters defined by a woodsy, 30-mile shoreline.
The Paint Creek State Park, operated by the Ohio Department of State Parks as a day use area, offers mini golf, rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, boating fishing and a swimming beach. In addition, an amphitheater and summer nature programs are available. The park is open in the winter for ice boating, sled riding and cross-country skiing.
Indiana's state record catch for the largest carp was set in 1967 when Judson Holton was fishing at Paint Creek Lake. His catch was recorded as 40 inches long weighing in at 50 pounds.
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Paint Creek Lake has no horsepower limits for motorboats, which allures boats of most any size or speed. Conveniently placed around the lake are three fee-free, public-access boat ramps, boat rentals and a marina.
Paint Creek State Park's lodging options include 183 electric campsites, 2 camper cabins and a yurt.
Additional campgrounds, cottages, cabins, inns and more are available in nearby areas. Please consult the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging facilities in the area.
The closest major city is Cincinnati. Other nearby Ohio cities: Hillsboro, Aurora, Greenfield and Chillicothe. The lake is located in Highland, Madison, Fayette and Ross counties.
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