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Jackson County
O'Brien Lake

  Lake  O'Brien Lake 

  Acres  217 

  Directions  O’Brien Lake is a 217-acre impoundment located in Jackson County. It is 6.6 miles from I-77 via County Route 25 north, then County Route 36 south which turns into County Route 34/5. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1987 with a maximum depth of 29 feet and an average depth of 16 feet. This lake is approximately 6 miles long. A concrete boat ramp is available and boat motors are limited to 10 h.p. maximum. 

  Fishery  O’Brien Lake provides a warmwater fishery for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish. Approximately 40 acres of standing timber remains and these areas supply excellent game fish habitat. A catch and release regulation for bass (largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass) is in effect. This regulation will be evaluated and changed if and when necessary to maintain good bass fishing. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  10 horse power motor maximum 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Not stocked with trout 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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