Pymatuning Valley

Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish
Pymatuning Lake is the largest inland lake in the state of Ohio and straddles the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.  This unique setting highlights the mystery of an old swamp forest and the excitement of a water recreation area.  For decades, this has been a destination for nature-lovers and is most known for camping and fishing.  It is one of the finest walleye and muskellunge fishing lakes in the world.  

Pymatuning State Park offers countless amenities for a relaxing lakeside experience year-round.  Hikers enjoy miles of trails.  There are several active American eagle nests in the area, and unique waterfowl and songbirds are seen particularly during the spring and fall.  

A 6-mile causeway across the lake connects visitors to a spillway on the PA side where carp are so plentiful that it is said "the ducks walk on the fish."  The water comes alive with moving scales and open mouths as hundreds of fish beg for pieces of bread tossed into the water by visitors.  

The Annual Lake Festival in early August features good old-fashioned family fun.  Will you participate in the watermelon eating contest, the water balloon toss or the Oreo stacking challenge?  Enjoy pontoon boat rides and live entertainment all weekend with a spectacular fireworks show over the lake.  

Need a recommendation for dinner?  Covered Bridge Pizza.  Yes, you eat in an actual covered bridge! 


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        Covered Bridge Pizza Parlors

        Covered Bridge Pizza restaurants are a piece of history. Three locations: 380 East Main St, Andover (440) 293-6776; 4861 North Ridge West, Ashtabula (440) 969-1000; and 6541 S. Main Street, North Kingsville (440) 224-0497. These unique eateries are actually restored pieces of an original covered bridge at the North Kingsville and Andover locations!

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        6541 S. Main Street Kingsville, OH 44068
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        Pymatuning Area Chamber of Commerce

        The PACOC is comprised of local businesses, organizations, and community members that support and promote the Pymatuning area's commercial, economical, cultural, industrial, professional, civic and general interests, and growth.  

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        68 Public Square Andover, OH 44003
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        Pymatuning State Park

        Pymatuning State Park invites outdoor lovers of all ages to enjoy a relaxing lakeside vacation experience. In a setting that highlights the mystery of an old swamp forest and the excitement of a water recreation area, Pymatuning is one of the finest walleye and muskellunge lakes in the country and offers excellent camping, swimming, and boating opportunities. 60 cabins each sleeps 2-4, featuring kitchenettes and cable TV. 373 campsites including primitive sites, RV sites, Rent-A-Yurt, flush toilets, showers, dump station, sites with electric. Picnic shelters, boating, swimming, fishing, games, camping and beach nearby. Open seasonally. Accepts credit cards and Golden Buckeye Discount. Pet & Kid friendly.

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        6100 Pymatuning Lake Rd Andover, OH 44003
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