Veterans Memorial Lake

Veterans Memorial Lake

Fostoria, Ohio 44830

Fostoria Reservoirs webpage

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Hancock County Birding Drive

About this Location

Veterans Memorial Reservoir is situated in northeast Hancock County, Washington Township, 2 miles southwest of Fostoria. It is right off OH-12 on Washington Township Road 218 and approximately 4 miles north of US-224.

Veterans Memorial is an upground reservoir; water is obtained by pumping from the East Branch Portage River, which is east of the reservoir. It was completed in 1991, designed to provide water to the city of Fostoria and for recreation.

Veterans Memorial has a surface area of 157 acres at maximum water level and a storage capacity of approximately 996 million gallons. Veterans Memorial was built with structural modifications to increase the production and harvest of fish, including fishing reefs, spawning shelves, and a stump area. Its maximum depth of 28 feet is located in the northeastern portion of the lake, and it has an average depth of approximately 16 feet.

About Fostoria Reservoirs

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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.


  • Restrooms on site

Content from Veterans Memorial Lake webpage and Vic Fazio