Lake Mohawk (Ohio)

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Lake Mohawk, Ohio
Lake Mohawk Sunrise.jpg
Location Brown Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Harrison Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Coordinates 40°40′26″N 81°11′29″W / 40.67389°N 81.19139°W / 40.67389; -81.19139Coordinates: 40°40′26″N 81°11′29″W / 40.67389°N 81.19139°W / 40.67389; -81.19139[1]
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Middle Run
Primary outflows Middle Run
Basin countries United States
Surface area 507 acres (2.05 km2)[2]
Max. depth 30 ft (9.1 m)
Surface elevation 1,020 ft (310 m)[1]

Lake Mohawk[2] is a private reservoir located about 1.5 mi (2.4 km) south of Malvern, Ohio, USA and 2.5 mi (4.0 km) east of Waynesburg, Ohio. It resides in Brown Township and Harrison Township. The lake is relatively small, being a private lake containing 0.7922 sq mi (2.052 km2) of water with a maximum depth of 30 ft (9.1 m). There is only one place to put in boats, however, there are 13 public access docks that can hold boats that can be rented for a fee. The lake is formed by Lake Mohawk Dam[3] across Middle Run,[4] a tributary of Sandy Creek.

Flora[edit]

The flora contained in the lake mostly amounts to Spirogyra and Curly-leaf Pondweed. Also in fall and winter months it may contain Scenedesmus and Microcystis.[5] The weed coverage is Leafy Pondweed,[6] Naiad, Eurasian Watermilfoil, and Sago Pondweed.

Fauna[edit]

Some types of fish that reside in the lake are Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, Crappie, Yellow perch, Bluegill, Walleye, sunfish, and 2 varieties of catfish, Mud Catfish and Blue catfish. There is also a no-release policy on Alaskan Pike.

Lake community[edit]

The community was established in 1963 by the American Realty Service Corporation on 1,728 acres (6.99 km2) of property.[2] The lake is inside a gated community which contains approximately 1,700 property lots that are privately owned. There are 3 beaches: Main Beach, West Beach, and South Beach. There are volleyball courts on the Main Beach with tennis courts nearby. The Main Beach also hosts a large pavilion and clubhouse that can be rented out, along with 3 smaller pavilions on the beach. The Main Beach has a large play area with swings and a jungle-gym. There is a designated swimming area along the shoreline of the beach. The Main Beach also holds the private ski club dock that is used by the Lake Mohawk Water Ski Club. Near the main gate entrance is the golf course which is a 9 hole, par 3 course. There is a small green fee to play. The 2010 census found 1,652 people in 669 occupied dwellings, with 315 vacant dwellings.[7]

Surrounding communities[edit]

Outside of the Main Gate, but still part of lake property, is a recreational park that contains a baseball field, basketball court, shuffleboard courts, and biking trail. In addition to the Main Gate, there are also 2 other gates: Keno Road Gate and Lace Road Gate, that are only accessible with a key card. A guard house allows visitors in, thus contractors and shipping trucks may enter through the Main Gate only. Most children and teenagers go to Brown Local School District that contains one high school, one middle school and one elementary school.

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