Rock Mill Lake Wildlife Area

Rock Mill Lake Wildlife Area

Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Tips for Birding

This area, also referred to as Rockmill or Rock Mill Dam State Wildlife Area, is in Fairfield county northwest of Lancaster, just off Mount Zion Road. Neither the lake nor the dam that created it is visible from the road. There are no facilities other than parking. There is little to no signage. The area appears to be used mostly for fishing, but this is also a hunting area, in season.

Heading south on Mount Zion from Lithopolis Road, after entering a wooded area, look for small parking areas on the left. The first parking area is near an inlet where small watercraft might be introduced via channels through a marshy area leading to the main area of the lake. The second parking area, immediately past the first, has a trail leading off to the east. The trail is no more than perhaps a quarter mile long. The trail passes through a short stretch of forest, then goes between watery areas in which Great Blue and Green Heron have been seen.

The trail ends near the main body of the lake, above which the earthen dam is visible. The dam is accessible by side trails or bushwhacking and from the crest, one or more side trails to the west lead downhill to the main trail.
From Jeff Roth

About this Location

Rock Mill Lake is on Mt. Zion Road between Wilson Road and Lithopolis Road.

65 acres; 18 water

No restroom facilities.