Andover - Pymatuning State Park

6100 Pymatuning Lake Road

In a setting that highlights the mystery of an old swamp forest and the excitement of a water recreation area, Pymatuning State Park invites outdoor lovers of all ages to enjoy a relaxing lakeside vacation experience.

In addition to being one of the finest walleye and muskellunge lakes in the country, Pymatuning offers excellent camping, swimming and boating opportunities as well.


Settlement of the area by white immigrants from the east was slow to occur. The vast Pymatuning swamp and nearly impenetrable forest made travel difficult. The earliest Europeans to reside here were trappers in search of valuable beaver pelts. Later, the lush forest attracted lumbermen who especially prized the strong, straight trunks of the white pines that were used to construct masts for sailing ships. As more and more settlers came into northern Ohio, much of the wilderness character of the Pymatuning region was lost. Remnants of the original swamp still remain today, coaxing the modern day naturalist to explore this unique habitat.

In 1933, the dam which impounded Pymatuning Reservoir was constructed to regulate the flow of the Shenango and Beaver rivers. Land on the western shore of the reservoir was acquired by the state of Ohio in 1935, and in 1950 the Division of Parks and Recreation began developing Pymatuning State Park.


Jason Chandler

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Surprised me with a great day of good fishing. Clean not too busy plenty of shoreline to utilize. Hope I can make it back to this place sometime.

Karen Wenner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Great place for the family. Beautiful lake, wonderful fishery and educational center. Kids always enjoy feeding the fish at the spillway.

Bo Bartholomew

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Beautiful park. Great activities for the family. Fishing is starting to heat up


Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Awesome place. My dog loved it too. Thanks Cabins are cosy. Easy access o the lake and the multiple trails in the woods.

Sharon Shellito

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Nice 1/4 mile paved trail for walking. Good spot for sighting Bald Eagles.