Tappan Lake

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Tappan Lake
Tappan Lake (4539109179).jpg
Location Harrison County, Ohio,
United States
Coordinates 40°21′30″N 81°13′34″W / 40.35833°N 81.22611°W / 40.35833; -81.22611 (Tappan Lake (Harrison County))Coordinates: 40°21′30″N 81°13′34″W / 40.35833°N 81.22611°W / 40.35833; -81.22611 (Tappan Lake (Harrison County))[1]
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 2,350 acres (9.5 km2)
Surface elevation 892 ft (272 m)[1]

Tappan Lake, also known as Tappan Reservoir,[1] is a reservoir in Harrison County, Ohio, United States.

The lake covers 2,350 acres (9.5 km2) of water and 5,000 acres (20 km2) of surrounding land, as part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Normal pool elevation is 899.3 ft (274.1 m) above sea level. The lake has a 399 horsepower (298 kW) limit for boats. There are two public launch ramps - one near the roadside rest area on U.S. 250, and the other across from Tappan Marina. A third launch ramp is located inside Tappan Lake Park.[2]

It is located between Cadiz and Dennison.[3] U.S. Route 250 follows Tappan Lake for several miles on a series of causeways built during the construction of the lake in the 1930s.

Tappan Lake took its name from the former community of Tappan, which was inundated with the completion of the lake.[4] The former town of Laceyville lies beneath the lake.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Tappan Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ Welcome to Tappan Lake. Muskingun Watershed Conservancy District. Accessed February 14, 2008. Archived January 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "map of Tappan Lake region (between Cadiz, OH and Dover, OH)". maps.google. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ Cross, Tom (2008). Fishing Ohio: An Angler's Guide to Over 200 Fishing Spots in the Buckeye State. Globe Pequot Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-7627-4326-1.
  5. ^ "Ohio Ghost Towns". Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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