Adams Lake State Park

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Adams Lake State Park


(740) 858-6652

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Located in Ohio's Bluegrass Region, one of the state's most scenic and biologically interesting areas, Adams Lake State Park has much to offer the nature enthusiast including boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Remnant prairies and a quiet lake can be enjoyed in this small (50 acre) unique park. Adams Lake State Park lies in an area rich in natural diversity with many unique plants and animals. Wedged between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the east and the glaciated land to the north and west, no other area of Ohio boasts a richer abundance of plant species. Adams County harbors scattered pockets of prairie communities, a remnant of the past when the great western prairies reached into Ohio. Sometime after the last glacial advance, the climate turned warmer and drier. It was during such periods that the prairie advanced eastward into Ohio. Purple coneflower, little blue stem and prairie dock provide an impressive display during the peak blooming season of mid-summer.

Map of Adams Lake (OH)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.814432, -83.525448



  • Boating

    Only non-powered craft and those with electric motors are permitted on the lake. One small launch ramp near the park entrance provides access to the 47-acre lake.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Visitors can tour the park's prairie habitat and shoreline along Park Road 1 and Park Road 2 (Lake Drive).

  • Fishing

    Anglers will enjoy nice catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead and carp. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

  • Hiking

    An accessible 3/4-mile walking path follows the southern shore of the lake. Additional trails at Adams Lake are found on the adjacent Adams Lake Prairie State Nature Preserve. Due to the botanical uniqueness of this area, visitors are not permitted to wander from the established trails.

  • Picnicking

    This site has 4 picnic areas with tables and restrooms are located throughout the park. All picnic areas are "Carry In Carry Out", no trash cans are provided. Please bring trash bags with you. There is 1 picnic shelter is reservable online or by calling 866-644-6727. Playground facilities are located in a few areas.



This park is located at 14633 State Route 41, West Union, Ohio 45693.

Phone Numbers


(740) 858-6652

Campground reservations

(866) 644-6727