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Acton Lake is a Reservoir in Butler, Ohio.

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A dam was constructed on Four Mile Creek at the Hueston Woods Park area in 1956. It impounded 590 acres of water which was named Acton Lake in honor of State Representative Cloyd B. Acton from Eaton, Ohio.

Fishing Description: 

Acton Lake has good populations of largemouth bass, bluegills, white crappie, channel catfish, bullheads, and carp. Gizzard Shad is the main forage species.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Largemouth bass are taken on both diving and surface lures, plastic worms, jigs, and live worms around fallen trees and along rocky shorelines. Bluegill anglers using redworms and wax worms have good catches around fallen trees and along drop-offs. Live minnows and small plastic grub jigs are good for crappies near the shoreline brush and fallen trees, and along steep shorelines with submerged cover.

Excellent catches of channel catfish and bullheads are taken on night crawlers, soft craws, chicken livers, and cut baits in the upper end, along the eastern shore, and near the dam.

Facilities and Parks: 

The Division of Parks and Recreation operates and maintains parking lots, boat ramps and rental docks, concessions, swimming beaches, picnic areas, hiking trails, bike trails, horse trails and a stable, a nature center, a lodge, vacation cottages, and a campground. Campgrounds provide electric and non-electric sites along with drinking water, flush toilets, shower facilities, trailer waste dump stations, and picnic tables. There is a 10 horsepower restriction for boats. Horsepower limits and other boating regulations are subject to change.

Boat Ramp: 

The Division of Parks and Recreation operates and maintains boat ramps at Acton Lake.

Directions to Lake: 

Acton Lake lies in Preble and Butler counties on the southwestern edge of Ohio, approximately 7 miles north of Oxford, 40 miles northwest of Cincinnati, and 35 miles southwest of Dayton. This lake is accessible by State Routes 177, 732, and 725 and U.S. Route 27.

Acton Lake
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