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Lakes

Ohio County
Bear Rock Lake

 
  Lake  Bear Rock Lake 

  Acres  16 

  Directions  Bear Rocks Lakes Wildlife Management Area is located 3 miles northeast of Dallas Pike in Ohio County. It is accessible from I-70 by using the Dallas Pike exit north to County Route 41/3, then County Routes 39/4 to 41/6. 

  Description  This four-lake complex (Baker Lake, 1.5 acres; Bear Lake, 7.5 acres; Rock Lake, 2.1 acres; Wood Pond, 0.5 acre) was constructed in 1949. Baker Lake has a maximum depth of 7 feet and an average depth of 4 feet; Bear Lake has a maximum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of 6 feet; Rock Lake has a maximum depth of 14 feet and an average depth of 6 feet. A small boat ramp is available at Bear Lake. Only electric motors are allowed and fishing with live minnows is prohibited. A fishing pier on Wood Pond provides convenient access for handicapped anglers. Toilet facilities and picnic tables are available. Swimming and camping are prohibited. A path surrounds the majority of each lake providing bank fishing access. Excessive growth of aquatic vegetation during summer can interfere with bank fishing. 

  Fishery  Bear and Baker lakes and Wood Pond are stocked with trout once each month February through May. Wood Pond is managed under children and class Q fishing regulation from March through May. The general public is permitted to fish for trout in Wood Pond after May 31. Adult channel catfish are stocked annually in June. Largemouth bass and bluegill are present in all lakes. Fishing for these species is best in Bear and Rock lakes. Musky have been stocked intermittently since 1963 and musky larger than 40 inches have been caught. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in February and once every two weeks from March through May 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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