9255 Treasure Boulevard
North Benton, OH 44449
About Berlin Lake
The Mahoning River has long had a dual effect: it protects water levels downstream of Warren and Youngstown and creates a source of water for citizens and industry. The Berlin Lake is crossed by two major rivers, the Ohio River and the Cleveland River, as well as the Great Lakes.
The dam, approved by parliament in the early 20th century, was completed in 1942. Shortly afterwards, the Berlin Lake began to combat flooding and stabilize water levels. Lake Berlin actually begins again from the reservoir at nearby Milton Lake a few miles downstream.
The 18-mile-long reservoir can expand to 5,500 hectares after heavy rainfall and has an average annual water level of 1.5 million cubic feet per second. The lake is the fifth largest inland lake in Ohio and a boaters "paradise. Most visitors to the Berlin Lake are interested in its leisure activities such as fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing.
The long water surface offers a wide range of conditions for swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing.
The many bays and twisting arms make the Berlin Lake an ideal paddle lake, and the good access to the lake provides plenty of water on hot summer weekends. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains the Mill Creek recreational area around the lake, which has four public jetties. It also has a designated beach for kayaking, boating, canoeing and fishing, as well as a range of other leisure activities. Swimming and diving are popular activities and there are several bathing spots, but the most popular are the designated beaches on the east and west sides of the bay.
To accommodate boaters, there are two marinas, and in one place small boats can be rented, in the other large boats.
The recreation area Mill Creek also offers a large Corps campsite with 350 places, and reservations are required to get a place. The Mill Creek Campground offers a variety of views and amenities, including a picnic area, boat ramp, picnic tables and benches, an outdoor dining area and other amenities.
The Berlin Lake is probably best known for fishing and is in fact the venue for regular perch fishing tournaments. The reservoir is home to some of the largest and most popular perches in the state of Ohio, but for the eye of the whale, a large number of small, medium, large and medium perch have also been caught here.
The many arms and bays create a varied habitat for fish, which has increased over the years. Disposing of it in strategically important places, the lake is home to a variety of fish species, from small to large perches, as well as a large number of other species.
One of the lesser known fishing secrets of the Berlin Lake is the fact that there is a second, smaller reservoir right next door. Deer Creek reservoir collects water from the lake and other sources such as the Ohio River. This small reservoir was built to supply water to the nearby town of Alliance.
The reservoir only allows a maximum of 1,000 cubic feet of water per second per person per day, but the smaller bay arm is popular all year round and offers excellent ice fishing opportunities in winter.
Depending on the season and rainfall, the water level of Lake Berlin fluctuates by up to 20 metres. In winter, the lake drains about one metre, in summer about two metres, but depending on the weather, it can drain up to three metres.
Much of the shore is heavily forested, but the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources also manages a small portion of it, as do other parts of Lake Berlin. Those who live on the shores of the lake can live on the shores of Lake Berlin for about 5,000 dollars a year.
Two popular destinations are an archery range and a dog training area, and both areas are open for hunting during the season.
The lake attracts a large number of migratory birds, making it a natural destination for bird watching. The exposed tidal flats and high altitude of the lake, as well as its proximity to the Ohio River, attract many shore birds that are difficult to spot at any other time of the year.
Around the lake there are many hiking trails, and of course songbirds enjoy the picturesque view of the shore and the water surface. A local group of volunteers, the Berliner Lakenverband, hopes to develop a system of pathways along the disused railway bed that crosses the lake. The paths will take some time, but the walkers in the area are eagerly awaiting them.
Lake Berlin is located in an area of the Ohio countryside that is characterized by small villages and farmland. The lake city is a small town with about 2,000 inhabitants and is located on the Berlin Lake, in the small village of Berlin.
Although there are no confirmed sightings, there are many nights camping on the grounds of Lake Berlin. Much of the area is forested over several years due to repeated Bigfoot sightings. If you can't find a place to camp, you can find yourself in a small village or even on the outskirts of the city.
The nearby town offers a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and a range of other amenities. Youngstown offers a great shopping and dining experience, as well as a variety of hotels and restaurants. The lake is just a short drive from downtown and the Ohio State University campus, making it ideal for a weekend getaway.
Many, many other attractions are within a two-hour drive of Lake Berlin, and the area is home to properties for a variety of different types of homes, from single-family homes to condominiums and townhouses.
Occasionally, private apartments can be rented for the week or seasonally, and many campsites and RV parks in the area always offer accommodation. In some smaller towns nearby you will also find regular hotel accommodation, which is not very traditional but can be found on the internet.
There is something for everyone at the Berlin Lake, and I hope you can see the lake for yourself or catch some fish and see if you can spot Bigfoot.