Clear Fork Reservoir–East (Richland County)

Mansfield, Ohio 44904
Clear Fork Reservoir webpage
Clear Fork Reservoir map

Also, see Clear Fork Reservoir and Clear Fork Reservoir Birding Drive

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Clear Fork Reservoir–East (Richland Co.)
Coordinates: 40.6999672, -82.610621
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Tips for birding Clear Creek Reservoir–East
The eastern section of the Clear Creek Reservoir is in Richland County. This section of the reservoir can be viewed from the parking area on Lexington Ontario Road just north of Gass Road. A spotting scope is helpful in viewing distant birds. The eastern section can also be viewed from the opposite side of the reservoir from the Mansfield Sailing Club property on OH-97. Park, pulling well off the road, outside the gate and walk in to the shore. A scope is helpful from this location.

The North Side Trail may also be accessed from the parking area on Lexington Ontario Road.

About Clear Fork Reservoir
Clear Fork Reservoir is located in Richland and Morrow counties, approximately 8 miles southwest of Mansfield along OH-97.

Clear Fork Reservoir was completed in 1949. The city of Mansfield constructed this 971-acre reservoir as a water supply lake.

Clear Fork Reservoir has a gently sloping bottom with a maximum depth of 24 feet. The upper end is shallow with numerous tree stumps. Several islands characterize the mid-lake area while the lower end is deeper and open.
From Clear Fork Reservoir webpage

Restrooms at locations identified on the Clear Fork Reservoir map. Some are not open in the winter.