Clearfork Reservoir PARK

Clearfork Reservoir Park is located seven miles southwest of Mansfield near State Route 97. The reservoir was designed to be the major source of water for the City of Mansfield and was completed in 1949. Situated in the upper Clearfork River Valley, the lake contains 997 surface acres of water and 14 miles of shoreline. Thirty-five square miles of farmland act as a collector of rainwater to keep the supply of water in the reservoir as constant as possible. The lake together with 1,000 acres of surrounding land is available for picnicking, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, and other forms of recreation. Clearfork Park Marina offers boat rentals, fishing bait, boating, and fishing equipment and supplies. Click here for the Clearfork Reservoir Fishing Map from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s – Division of Wildlife.

Visit the Mansfield City Parks page for additional parks and recreation facilities.

Park Area 2 Bridge
Park Marina in the Fall

About Clearfork Reservoir Park

  • The elevation of the spillway is 1202 feet above sea level. 90% of the lake is more than 10 feet deep and 40-foot depths are not uncommon. The capacity of the reservoir is 4.4 billion gallons at the 1202 elevation level. Click here for the Clearfork Reservoir Boating & Fishing Map
  • The lake together with 1,000 acres of surrounding land is available for picnicking, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, hunting and other forms of recreation are available. Clearfork Reservoir Park is accessible not only to the residents of Mansfield but also to individuals who seek relaxation at this beautiful site.
  • Three picnic areas, located along State Route 97 are open to the public without charge, and picnic tables, charcoal grills, drinking fountains, restrooms, and shelters are available for use. In 1986, a handicapped picnic area and fishing pier were constructed in Picnic Area #2 to ensure that the physically challenged can take advantage of this beautiful and relaxing site.
  • Boating is permitted on the lake with no horsepower limit. However, there is a NO WAKE policy for the entire lake to protect from shoreline erosion. Boat rental is available at the Clearfork Park Marina. Fishing from boats is permitted on the lake, except in the area within 100 feet of the dam. Shoreline fishing is permitted on the south and west shores only.
  • Boating dock spaces can be leased on a seasonal basis at the Clearfork Park Marina.
Boats docked at Clearfork Reservoir Park Marina
Boat ramps in the Fall
  • Hunting is permitted with shotgun and longbow on the north and west shores only. No hunting is permitted in or near the picnic areas.
  • To provide greater convenience to the public, the City of Mansfield has leased a portion of the south shoreline to two concessionaires. These organizations sell and rent equipment for boating and fishing at the Clearfork Park Marina. The City also operates a family “A” campground near the marina.
  • Sailboat enthusiasts have been invited to participate in this type of activity near the intersection of Gass Road and State Route 97. Members of the Mansfield Sailing Club have provided a picnic area, docks, shelter, drinking fountain, and restrooms. All of these facilities are open to the general public, except the docks and their moorings.
Clearfork Reservoir Park – Mansfield Sailing Club
Beautiful view of the Mansfield Sailing Club

Park Police are on duty to assist visitors at the Clearfork Reservoir Park Recreation Area.


For tournament scheduling call the Clearfork Park office at 419-884-1408.

Contact Us


7471 OH-97, Mansfield, Ohio 44903
Phone: 419-884-6277

CLEARFORK PARK: Police / Information

2678 Gass Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44904
Phone: 419-884-1408 Park Emergencies Dial 911

E-mail: Scott Kotterman, Clearfork Park Operations Supervisor