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William H. Harsha Lake

The William H. Harsha Lake, formerly known as the East Fork Lake, is located in southwestern Ohio in Clermont county, on the East Fork of the Little Miami River. The lake provides 2,160 acres of recreational waters surrounded by a 40 mile shoreline, while the East Fork State Park offers amenities to suit all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts from hikers to horseback riders. They even have campsites designated for campers who bring their horses.

The lake is managed cooperatively by both the Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation, Watercraft and Wildlife.

William Harsha Lake is on the site of two abandoned gold mines.

Fishing

The most sought after fish in this lake is the hybrid striped bass, which are kept stocked by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Crappie, bass, bluegill and channel catfish can be caught in the lake and tail waters.

    

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    William H. Harsha Lake OH Coordinates:
39.0228N -84.1499W
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Lake Type:
Reservoir
Surface Area:
2,160 acres
Maximum Depth:
113 ft
Elevation:
733 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
1 ft
Major City:
Cincinnati
Airport:
Cincinnati





Boating

William H. Harsha Lake has no horsepower limits but there is a no-wake zone enforced within 300 feet of the entire 40 mile shoreline and several areas around channels, ramps and more that are marked by buoys.

Five boat ramps around the lake allow easy access to the public. One boat ramp is for use by registered campers only.

    
Lodging

East Fork State Park offers a 416-site campground, which includes 17 sites suitable for campers who want to bring their horses along. Please consult the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging facilities in the area.



Communities

The closest major city to William H. Harsha Lake is Cincinnati. Other nearby cities: Aberdeen, Batavia, Milford and Loveland. The lake finds its home in Clermont county.

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