Lake LeComte

About this Location

Lake LeComte (also known as Fostoria Reservoir) is situated in northeast Hancock County, Washington Township, three miles southwest of Fostoria. It is approximately two miles south of OH-12 and 3 miles north of US-224 on Hancock Country Road 23 and Washington Township Road 217.

Lake LeComte is an upground reservoir; water is obtained by pumping from the East Branch Portage River, which runs along the east side of the reservoir. It was completed in 1958, designed to provide water to the city of Fostoria.

Lake LeComte has a surface area of 137 acres at maximum water level and a storage capacity of approximately 736 million gallons. The bottom is relatively flat with depths ranging from 6 to 25 feet. Its maximum depth of 25 feet is located near the eastern shoreline, with an average depth of 18 feet.

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The Fostoria reservoirs provide easy in and out birding for all six reservoirs. There is easy parking access for these tandem reservoirs. In some years, all three scoters and Long-tailed Ducks have been reported on these waters during migration. Given the ease of access and quick check ability, they are worth checking when you are in the area. You can walk around them easily and the woods offers some songbird birding.


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