Veto Lake Wildlife Area
Belpre, Ohio 45714
Veto Lake (Athens Area Outdoor Recreation Guide) webpage
Veto Lake map
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About Veto Lake Wildlife Area
Veto Lake Wildlife Area is located in Washington County, just east of OH-339 at Veto. According to the Division of Wildlife, it has 160 surface acres of water and six miles of shoreline. A GIS analysis finds a current 148 acres of water in the lake, which has two dams at the outlet end. The entire property is 433 acres, with the largest block of contiguous non-inundated land at the north end. There is also a non-contiguous area of 74.5 acres just to the west of the main area (which is 358.5 acres by itself). The area features parking, a boat ramp, a picnic pavilion, pit toilets, and an archery range. Curiously, this wildlife area is almost invisible on the Division of Wildlife website.
While the Division of Wildlife owns the shorelines of the lake itself, the northwest and southwest areas above the shorelines are completely subdivided into housing lots. The eastern side of the lake is bordered by Lake Road. There are no developed trails around the lake.
From Veto Lake (Athens Area Outdoor Recreation Guide) webpage
Restrooms at the boat ramp on Constitution Road and at the dam.