Berlin Lake

2030 Bonner Road
Deerfield, Ohio 44411
Berlin Lake (US Army Corps of Engineers) webpage
Berlin Lake webpage
Berlin Lake map

Also, see Berlin Lakes System Important Bird Area and Berlin Lake Birding Drive

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Mahoning County

Berlin Lake (Mahoning Co.)
Coordinates: 41.0249684, -80.994215
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Berlin Lake–Mill Creek Recreation Area Campground
Coordinates: 41.0109933, -80.9975624
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Portage County

Berlin Lake (Portage Co.)
Coordinates: 41.0263673, -81.002127
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Berlin Lake Bike Trail
Coordinates: 41.0237741, -81.0213294
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Berlin Lake Dam
Coordinates: 41.0469289, -81.0035276
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Berlin Lake Wildlife Area
Coordinates: 40.9944306, -81.0895757
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Berlin Lake Wildlife Area–Fewtown Rd.
Coordinates: 41.0063364, -81.092072
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Stark County

Berlin Lake–German Church Rd. Boat Launch and Mudflats
Coordinates: 40.9866606, -81.0888324
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Berlin Lake–Greenbower Bridge
Coordinates: 40.9619793, -81.114893
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Berlin Lake–Price St. Bridge
Coordinates: 40.9735726, -81.1047006
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Berlin Lake–Teel Ave.
Coordinates: 40.974699, -81.110306
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Berlin Mudflats
Coordinates: 40.9786021, -81.1033058
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Tips for birding Berlin Lake
Ohio Birding Day Hike: Berlin Lake Bike Trail

For those interested in shorebirds, the best areas to find them are the Berlin Mudflats north and south of the Price Street Bridge. To get to this area, go south about 1 mile from the OH-225 bridge and turn west on Price Street. Cross the bridge and enter the large parking area on your right. From this point, one can see several acres of mudflats when conditions are right. By crossing the roadway and hiking the west shoreline, south of the bridge, you can explore over a hundred acres of mudflats. Further southwest, this area opens up to reveal mudflats that cannot be seen from any road. The mudflat areas, both east and west of the OH-225 bridge, are also choice locations for shore birding. This area has also been a very productive region in recent years. Parking here, though, can be difficult as there is no parking available in the immediate vicinity of the bridge. Parking is permitted, however, if you go beyond the “No Parking” signs and walk back to the bridge area. The US-224 bridge area, later in the season, from late August through November, can also be very rewarding. The best strategy here is to park at the west end of the bridge and walk south along the west shoreline. Here you can walk miles of shoreline/mudflats encountering cove after cove of choice habitat. This area has also been a good area for migrating waterfowl, raptors, and gulls.
From Ohio Ornithological Society website

A spotting scope is highly recommended for viewing birds on the Berlin Lake Mudflats.
From Susan Carpetner

About Berlin Lake
Berlin Lake lies in the northeastern part of Ohio at the junction of Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties. The lake is located on and is accessible from US-224 and OH-14 and OH-225. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed Berlin Lake in 1942 on the Mahoning River. The Congressionally authorized purposes were flood control, low flow augmentation, water quality control, and water supply. Berlin Lake has a mean depth of 23 feet with a maximum depth of 55 feet. Annual water level fluctuations can be as much as 20 feet. Mud, sand, and gravel make up most of the bottom composition. Rock ledges can be seen along the original river channel at low pool level.
From Berlin Lake webpage

Restroom facilities can be found at the headquarters building, the picnic area by the dam, and the Circle Restaurant in Deerfield.