Lake Waynoka, Ohio

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Lake Waynoka, Ohio
View from dam
View from dam
Lake Waynoka is located in Ohio
Lake Waynoka
Lake Waynoka
Coordinates: 38°56′3″N 83°47′32″W / 38.93417°N 83.79222°W / 38.93417; -83.79222Coordinates: 38°56′3″N 83°47′32″W / 38.93417°N 83.79222°W / 38.93417; -83.79222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Brown
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,000 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,173
 • Density 274/sq mi (105.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45171
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-41657[3]
GNIS feature ID 2628922[2]
Lake Waynoka
Location Brown County, Ohio
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 300 acres (120 ha)
Surface elevation 984 feet (300 m)

Lake Waynoka is a census-designated place (CDP) and gated community in Brown County, Ohio, United States, located around a similarly named reservoir between Sardinia and Russellville. The population was 1,173 at the 2010 census.[1]


In 1970, American Realty Service Corporation of Memphis, Tennessee, began the development of Lake Waynoka by buying farm land, damming the headwaters of Straight Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River, and dividing the land into lots roughly one-third of an acre in size. American Realty also created other lake communities.

Over the years, Lake Waynoka has transitioned from a weekend and summer get-away spot to a community of full-time residents with a high rate of continued growth. Migration from Cincinnati and Dayton has helped continue this growth.

Property Owners' Association[edit]

As a gated community, Lake Waynoka maintains its own roads, facilities and maintenance of the lake itself through annual membership fees paid to the controlling organization, Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc. This body sets the rules and regulations and is composed of nine elected property owners in good standing.


  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lake Waynoka CDP, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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