Timbre Ridge Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A woman in a bright yellow vest paddles across placid blue water.

This beautiful 100-acre lake is located on the Ironton Ranger District in Lawrence County, Ohio. The surrounding forested hills will make a picturesque backdrop for fishing, hunting, camping, or hiking trip to this tranquil lake. There are over 1,200 acres of Wayne National Forest surrounding Timbre Ridge Lake. Please respect private property during your visit, there are a few small private lots near the dam on the north side of the lake.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The parking area, dam, and boat ramp are closed from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. unless you are fishing or camping at Timbre Ridge Lake.
Fees Free
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Electric motors only may be used to power your boat. Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the lake, dam, boat launch, and within 100' of the lakeshore and in the parking lots. The area is periodically patrolled by the U.S. Forest Service, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Officers.
Closest Towns: Gallipolis, Ohio
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Ironton Ranger District, 6518 SR 93, Pedro, OH 740-534-6500

General Information

Directions: GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 38 deg 39' 16" / 82 deg 23' 00".

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

A primitive road system around lake makes for easy hiking though they are closed to vehicles. Bring your binoculars since wildlife is often seen.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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