Lake Erie Recreation

Ashtabula County’s northern border is 26 miles of gorgeous Lake Erie coastline.  It is the shallowest, warmest and most biologically productive of the five great lakes, containing more consumable fish than all of the other four combined.  The Lake Erie walleye fishery is widely considered the best in the world.


Because it is so shallow, Erie is the only Great Lake that is entirely above sea level.  The outlet is the Niagara River; consequently, it is Lake Erie that feeds water to Niagara Falls.

This freshwater lake is responsible for the long growing season, the abundant recreational activities and the lake effect snow experienced in Ashtabula County. The setting sun over the water rivals vibrant colors and patterns seen anywhere in the world. 

Walleye, perch and steelhead fishing is ideal off the Ashtabula County shore, referred to as the Central basin.  Depths and temperatures combine for the perfect conditions. Even a first-time fisherman can reel in a great catch! Charter boat companies operating out of marinas in Geneva, Ashtabula, and Conneaut offer first-class experiences on the water – they won’t even make you touch the worms! If fishing isn’t your idea of fun on the water, ask a charter about their sunset cruises. 

Two lighthouses remain in Ashtabula and Conneaut harbors.  While not open to the public, they make the perfect backdrop to any shoreline activity. Consider a sunset kayak paddle to get an up-close look of the lighthouse for the perfect way to end a day!   

Lake Erie Recreation

Anger Management Fishing Charter

With over 20 years of fishing experience on Lake Erie. Anger Management Fishing Charters provides anglers with a top notch fishing experience... 4599 Padanarum Rd, Geneva OH 44041

Bay Shore Campground

This campground has two beautiful lakes and lots of campsites in a variety of settings ... heavily wooded sites, clear and open camping, or scenic sites with a lake view. Don't forget your fishing pole. The lakes offer plenty 7124 Pymatuning Lake Rd., Andover OH 44003

Chapel Hills Golf Course

Chapel Hills is a fun, and challenging 18 hole public golf course with fantastic greens. There is a driving range, practice green, pro shop, and snack bar on the premises. 3381 Austinburg Road, Ashtabula OH 44004

Gateway Outdoor Learning Center

The Outdoor Learning Center provides educational opportunities for the schools and community to learn about nature in the outdoors. 230 Gateway Ave, Conneaut OH 44030

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Geneva State Park Campground

93 Electric campsites with availability all year round; 19 of them are full-service sites and are available May through October. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Geneva State Park offers a sandy beach, marina, 4499 Padanarum Road, Geneva OH 44041

Geneva State Park Marina

Charter fishing, bicycle and marine shop and repair, concession, bait and vending machines, showers, restrooms, 383 seasonal and transient dockage, 6 free boat launch ramps, fuel dock. Located west of SR 534. Open seasonally 4605 Padanarum Rd, Geneva OH 44041

Geneva-on-the-Lake Golf Course

18 Hole Golf Course located at Ohio's Summer Resort, Geneva-on-the-Lake. Contact for specials throughout the week. Golf and Foot-Golf Available, Clubhouse with Full Bar. Outdoor pavilion is available for events. 4902 Al Mraz Dr., Geneva-on-the-Lake OH 44041

Harbor Yak, LLC

Kayaks, paddle boards, and hydro-bikes, we’ve got you covered. Some of the greatest views are at the palm of your hand. Grab a paddle and get on the water! Come explore with us! Book rentals, tours and yoga classes online. 1 Ferry Drive, Ashtabula Harbor OH 44004

Hemlock Springs Golf Club

"...and if you play golf, you're my friend." Harvey Penick, Author, Legendary Golf Coach, World Golf Hall of Fame 2002 Inductee. This is the philosophy you will quickly discover at Hemlock Springs Golf Club. They are a par 4654 Cork Cold Springs Rd, Geneva OH 44041

Indian Creek Resort, Miniature Golf & Concessions

18 hole miniature golf with waterfall features and concession stand for soft serve treats before or after your round of golf! Open to the public, Noon-11 pm Weekdays & 11 am-11 pm Weekends (May through September) 4710 Lake Rd., Geneva-on-the-Lake OH 44041

Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort

Campsites, from fully equipped to water and electric only for RV's. Vacation Rentals are also available 4710 Lake Road East, Geneva-on-the-Lake OH 44041

Kenisee's Grand River Camp & Canoe

Over 200 wooded acres on the scenic Grand River! Four spring fed lakes that offer fishing and swimming with sandy beaches. Limited pull through lots with City Water, Sewer, and 50 amp Electric; 300 seasonal lots; RV Sales 4680 Route 307, Geneva OH 44041

Kister Marina

Seasonal Docks and Camper sites; camper sites have cement pads with water, sewer and electric hookup. Season is from May 1-Oct 15. Daily, Weekly, and Monthly rates apply if a spot is available.... 1102 Lake Ave, Ashtabula OH 44004

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Manners Christmas Tree Farm

Cut your own Christmas Tree Farm, established in 1952. Rich in family tradition, horse-drawn wagons take customers to fields to cut their own or choose a pre-cut Christmas Tree. Relax to live holiday music afterwards near a 780 Dodgeville Rd., Jefferson OH 44047

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Pymatuning Sailing Club

The ideal club for sailing and nature enthusiasts who want access to great sailing without high costs. A volunteer-based club, in naturally beautiful surroundings, they pride themselves on keeping their focus where it... 15514 Phelps Rd, Andover OH 44003

Regal Vineyards Farm

Visit Regal Vineyards Farm to enjoy the fall time in Northeast Ohio. Explore an 8 acre corn maze, take a hay ride around the farm, meet farm animals and spend the day enjoying over 27 activities... 2678 Countyline Rd., Madison OH 44057

Summer Break Charters

Top notch fishing charter. United States Coast Guard licensed and insured. They follow the fish! All fishing tackle and cooler for fish is supplied. Just bring your food, beverages, and a cooler to take your fish home. 4599 Padanarum Road, Geneva OH 44041

T & V Charters

Lake Erie walleye, perch, or steelhead fishing Charter. 1-6 People on a 30 ft Baha furnished with the most up-to-date equipment. If you are looking for a great family adventure, or a get-away with friends, they can take you River Marine Bridge Street, Ashtabula OH 44004

The Nature Conservancy

Morgan Swamp Preserve is one of the largest protected wetland communities in Ohio, comprised of bogs, beaver ponds and vernal pools, along with a rich diversity of plants and wildlife. 3973 Callender Road, Rock Creek OH 44084

The Road Ahead Bicycle Tours

Road Ahead Bicycle Tours leads one-day wine tasting bicycle rides to the fabulous wineries in the Grand River and Conneaut Creek Valleys...Ohio's Wine Country. Come ride with them on rural roads through scenic vineyards and 4136 Creek Rd, Conneaut OH 44030

Waldameer Park & Water World

Waldameer Park & Water World has over 100 rides, slides, and attractions for kids of all ages! From the Kiddieland rides, where kids can ride with their parents, to the 8th Best Wooden Coaster in the World, the Ravine Flyer 220 Peninsula Dr., Erie PA 16505

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