The Hoover Reservoir Park area offers over 4,700 acres of peaceful and serene landscape just North of Columbus. The park and lake provide guests with a range of recreational activities from picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing. For the bird watching enthusiasts, the park offers a wide variety of bird types ranging from common to rare. This includes frequent sightings of the American Bald Eagle throughout the year.
Find the “Hoover Fishing Report” here.
Maximum Length: 22 feet for power crafts, 25 feet for sail crafts.
Maximum Horsepower: 10 horsepower
Maximum Speed: 10 mph*
Water Sport: Watersports are not permitted at Hoover Reservoir.
JET SKIS, TUBING AND SWIMMING ARE NOT PERMITTED ON ANY CITY OF COLUMBUS RESERVOIR.
Marina | Disk Golf | Assorted Nature Trails
Boating Clubs | Picnic Areas | Wildlife Areas
As of 7/16/2020 the boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir near Galena is closed for repairs until further notice.
*Before launching a vessel with a motor in excess of 10 horsepower on Hoover Reservoir, which is limited to 10 horsepower and 10mph, the motor must be tilted up and remain tilted while on the reservoir. Motors in excess of 10 horsepower may remain in a non-tilt position provided the prop is removed prior to launch and remains so while on the waterway. This rule is per City of Columbus Ordinance 921.01 and is subject to enforcement by any officer authorized per state code, including State watercraft officers. For questions, please contact the Columbus Department of Public Utilities, Watershed Management Office at (614) 645-1721 or e-mail email@example.com