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Piedmont Lake in Ohio

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

Piedmont Lake was a pleasant surprise for a day trip. It is a very quiet 2300 acre lake that sits down in wooded rolling hills. It has a lot of bays and some marsh at the end of the bays. The Ohio DCNR only allows max of 10hp engines on boats and we only seen a few fisherman out with those and most of the time they were at anchor fishing. We found a great place for lunch, a point sticking out into the lake that sat up so we had a great view of the lake. We were out most of the day and could have even spent more time. We were the only kayak out, not even a canoe or sailboat. For a Saturday, it was real quiet and the weather was beautiful.


Not too much right around the lake, you would have to go to Cadiz to probably find accommodations.


Route 70 west of Wheeling, WV, take exit 202, route 800 north until you see a sign that say's boat launch and follow that road.

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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