Marsh Park Fishing Lake

2021 Fishing & Boating Season opens Friday, March 5!

  • Fishing and Boating is FREE for the start of the season.
    • Visitors may fish and launch their boats (canoes or kayaks only, life jacket must be worn at all times) free of charge at Marsh Lake.
    • The lake will be open for boating from 8 a.m. until 1-hour before sunset.
  • Boat House hours:
    • March: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. starting April 1.
    • Fishing is permitted when the boat house is closed, between dawn and dusk (park hours). 
  • Transportation to fishing locations will not be provided and operating hours will be limited. 

We have staff available to answer any questions via phone. Call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 513-867-5348. 

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About the Lake

Thomas O. Marsh Park Fishing Lake is a natural spring fed lake with over 4,000 feet of accessible shoreline. Regularly stocked throughout the season, the lake is home to carp, catfish, crappie, bass, bluegill, northern pike, perch, trout and walleye. The Bait House carries fresh live bait and your basic tackle needs. Beverages, snacks, and hot sandwiches are also available for purchase. Throughout the fishing season, Thomas O. Marsh Park Fishing Lake hosts special events including overnight fishing.


Hand-powered boats are required to have a current and valid Ohio registration sticker (OH numbers) OR the alternative registration decal from the State of Ohio. The daily fee is currently waived this season. 

This includes: kayaks, canoes, rowing shells, rowboats, and jon boats.

Swimming in Marsh Lake is prohibited, therefore, the use of paddleboards or windsurfers is NOT permitted due to the likelihood of a patron being exposed to a swimming situation during the use of these items.

Boating is only permitted during Bait House operating hours until dusk, and after daily pass fees have been paid.

For complete rules and regulations regarding boating, click here