SCUBA within Ohio State Park lakes

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davetowz

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I realize this is an old thread, but has anyone done any diving in these lakes? A couple of them might be interesting. Burr oak and Wolf run look the best from looking at maps.
 

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Nice to see this resurrected...Anybody dove Harrison? Looks like our NW Ohio option. I haven't been there in years.
 

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Dave- Burr oak is a man made lake, so there is stuff under there (i know of a covered bridge). However, i've spent many summers there swimming, and the water is murky, and the vis would be awful. Also, there's a LOT of boat traffic, and i doubt they'd realized what a red and white flag means. So, if you try that, be careful! (and if you shore dive, its quite a ways to carry gear).
 
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Updating this thread....


This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 1501:46-7-06 | Snorkel and scuba diving prohibited: exceptions.​



Ohio Administrative Code

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1501:46

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Chapter 1501:46-7 | Hours of Operation and Recreational Activities



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Effective:

May 8, 2020



Promulgated Under:

119.03



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No person shall engage in skin diving while using a snorkel or while diving with self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (S.C.U.B.A.) in any waters administered by the division without the written permission of the chief of the division, except in the lakes hereinafter named.
Harrison lake Pike lake
lake Logan Burr Oaklake
Guilford lake Findlay lake
Madison lake Mt. Gilead lake
Stonelick lake Forked Runlake
lake White Wolf Run lake
Adams lake Jefferson lake
Kiser lake Pundersonlake
lake Hope
Belmont lake (Barkcamp state park)
Cutler lake (Blue Rock statepark)
Acton lake (Hueston Woods state park)
Caldwell lake and Stewart lake (SciotoTrail state park)
Pine lake (Tar Hollow state park)
Turkey Creek lake (Shawnee statepark)
Dow lake (Strouds Run state park)
Dillon lake (north of no wake buoysonly)
Buck Creek lake (designated area - no wake zone)
Alum Creek lake (designatedarea - no wake zone)
Caesers Creek lake - (designated area - no wake zone)


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Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02
Five Year Review Date: 5/8/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/1975, 5/15/1978, 7/1/1980
 

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Thanks for updating. I guess the question remains . . . has anyone ever actually dove in any of these? My general impression of most of these lakes is that visibility would be close to zero, and some would have bad boat traffic (e.g., Alum Creek). Maybe a few would be OK if not dove between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but I would be curious if anyone has ever tried. (There are, fortunately, a number of quarries available in Ohio for diving.)
 
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Thanks for updating. I guess the question remains . . . has anyone ever actually dove in any of these? My general impression of most of these lakes is that visibility would be close to zero, and some would have bad boat traffic (e.g., Alum Creek). Maybe a few would be OK if not dove between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but I would be curious if anyone has ever tried. (There are, fortunately, a number of quarries available in Ohio for diving.)
I am new to Ohio diving but I intend to find out how some of these places are soon. I plan to make my first quaarry dive shrotly when my drysuit finally comes in but I prefer more options that 5 quarries. I got spoiled in the Puget Sound area when you could go just about any where, park and walk right in.
 

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