Clear Fork Reservoir–East (Richland County)
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Tips for birding Clear Creek Reservoir East
Please use this hotspot to report checklists of birds seen on the east end of the reservoir from one or more locations.
The eastern section of the Clear Creek Reservoir is in Richland County. This section of the reservoir can be viewed from several hotspot locations:
+ Lexington-Ontario Parking Lot
+ OH-97 Pull Off #1
+ Picnic Area #1
+ Picnic Area #2
A spotting scope is helpful in viewing distant birds from all these locations.
The eastern section can also be viewed in the off-season from the Mansfield Sailing Club property on OH-97. Park, pulling well off the road, outside the gate and walk in to the shore. There is no hotspot at this location as the Sailing Club is not available to birders for much of the year.
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.