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Fox Lake Wildlife Area

This 421-acre wildlife area lies 4 miles west of Athens.  County and township roads provide access from U.S. Route 50 and State Routes 56 and 681. The boat launching ramp is reached from County Road 81 at the upper end of the lake.

The area includes rolling hills, woods, open fields, and two water areas. Hunting and fishing are the major recreational uses, along with nature study, hiking, boating, and bird watching.

Large rock outcrops known as “cradle in the rock” by local residents form small cave-type shelters on the north side of the lake, and are an attraction to boaters and hikers alike.

There are two parking lots on the area: one near the dam and one at the upper end of the lake, where the boat launching ramp is located.


Fox Lake Wildlife Area
5223 Fox Lake Rd

Waterloo, Ohio 45701

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 589-9930


Sunday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Special Hours: Contact the Wildlife District Four Office at (740) 589-9930 for information.







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