Spring, summer and fall Day-use Activities At 25 acres, Pounds Hollow Lake is large enough to provide its many visitors some seclusion during their visit. This day-use area offers swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating and hiking. There are several lakeside picnic sites, plus a fishing pier and a large picnic shelter overlooking the beach.
The skilled craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corpsmen (CCC) can still be seen today in the handcut sandstone foundation of the picnic shelter.
Only small boats and electric motors are allowed on the lake. The lake contains largemouth bass, channel catfish and sunfish. The tranquil surroundings of the area are a great way to spend an afternoon enjoying the outdoors. Surrounding Area Rim Rock National Recreation Trail, Ohio River National Scenic Byway, High Knob, Garden of the Gods Recreation Area and River to River Trail.
For your safety, the recreation area is patrolled by forest employees and law enforcement officers. Use caution while recreating at Pounds Hollow Lake.
1. Picnic area is open 6am – 10pm.
Beach area is open dawn to dusk.
2. Swimming allowed at the beach only.
3. Pets must be leashed and are not allowed on the
beach or in the designated swimming area.
4. Use trash receptacles in developed areas. No glass
or metal containers allowed on the beach.
5. Camp only at designated sites.
6. No reservations, campsites are available
on a first-come, first-serve basis.
7. There is a maximum of 2 tents, 8 people and 2
vehicles allowed per campsite.
A complete list of site regulations is posted on each bulletin board and at fee stations.
|Operational Hours:||Pine Ridge - 4/1-12/15 - swim area - 4/1-Oct - 6a.m.-10p.m|
|Fees||Pine Ridge - $10|
|Restrictions:||Swimming allowed at beach only.
|Closest Towns:||Karber's Ridge|
|Restroom:||Pine Ridge Campground has a Vault - swim area has a Vault accessible for people with disabilities|