Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
Ohio > Ohio State Parks, Forests and Nature Preserves > Lake Milton State Park
Activity Locator:

Lake Milton State Park




Lake Milton State Park Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within Ohio:



Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Lake Milton State Park; new recreational facilities throughout park
Copyright: Patty Elton - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Lake Milton State Park; new recreational facilities throughout park
Description - In 1910, the city of Youngstown acquired 3,416 acres in Milton Township to construct a reservoir to be used as a water supply. A 2,800-foot dam was completed in 1913 impounding 1,640 acres on the Mahoning River. Lake Milton included a small amusement park at Craig Beach with a swimming beach, roller coaster, boat trips and a busy midway. The east side of the lake included taverns, a dance hall and a skating rink. During the 1970s, mounting problems with the Lake Milton dam demanded attention. Considering safety factors, the gates were opened in the spring of 1986 and the lake was drained. State assistance was sought and shortly thereafter repairs to the dam began. Within two years, the dam was ready to hold water again. Lake Milton was officially dedicated as a state park in 1988.

Attractions - Much of Lake Milton State Park's recreation is centered on the 1,685-acre lake. Boating is popular at the lake which is designated for unlimited horsepower. Boaters have access to a section of the Mahoning River at the south end of the lake. Two launch ramps and seasonal dock rentals are available. Lake Milton Scenic Cruises offer cruises around the lake during the summer months. See contact information below. A new 600-foot beach has restrooms, change booths, showers, playground, basketball court and sand volleyball court. Anglers enjoy nice catches of different fish species. The ODNR Division of Wildlife has stocked the lake with walleye, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Also added were smaller numbers of smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch, white bass and muskellunge.

Picnicking is popular, and the four shelters offer protection from the summer sun and inclement weather. The shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunting is permitted in designated areas. A valid Ohio fishing and /or hunting license is required.

Recreation - Lake Milton State Park offers boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, picnicking, swimming, basketball, volleyball, scenic boat cruises, nature programs, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing.

Climate - This state has four distinct seasons and a brilliant fall foliage display in it southern woods during mid October. Winter lasts from December through February with average temperatures near 25 degrees F. Low temperatures dip to single digits, but do not often drop below zero. Northern regions of the state receive average snowfall amounts of 55 inches, while the central and southern regions of the state receive lesser amounts with averages near 30 inches. This difference is caused by lake-affect moisture patterns.

Spring temperatures begin to warm the landscapes of Ohio by mid March and are in full swing by April. Temperatures range from 40 through 70 degrees F through the spring months. This season often brings the most rainfall, before the drying heat of summer. Summer can be extremely hot and humid in the interior of Ohio. Temperatures reach above 90 degrees F frequently through July and August. Cooler fall temperatures don't reach the region until mid to late September. This is a pleasant time to visit as the air is crisp with low humidity levels. Ohio's annual precipitation usually reaches slightly above 50 inches.

Location - Located in northeast Ohio, Lake Milton State Park is accessible Interstate 76 east of Youngstown.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!


More Information

Contact Information:
Lake Milton State Park, 16801 Mahoning Avenue , Lake Milton, OH, 44429-9998, Phone: 330-654-4989

Additional Information:
Northeast Ohio - Experience the beautiful Northeast Travel Region! Rich cultural heritage, lush green meadows and moist fern-covered gorges offer the visitor endless natural enjoyment.
Ohio Lakes and Reservoirs - Ohio has more than 2,500 lakes and 44,000 miles of rivers and streams. Lake Erie, the southernmost Great Lake, is a major recreation attraction.
Ohio State Parks and Forests - Great outdoor adventure begins in Ohio at one of the 20 state forests or one of the 73 award-winning state park sites.

Links:
Lake Milton State Park - Official agency website.
Ohio State Parks - Official Agency Website

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.