Explore Westerville:

The Hoover Reservoir

There’s nothing better on a hot summer’s day than a lake. From fishing and boating to serene paddling, or even a sailing race, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy a vast open stretch of sparkling blue water. And in Central Ohio and Westerville, there is no more enjoyable lake than the Hoover Reservoir.

Located just east of Westerville and about 10 miles north of Columbus, the Hoover Reservoir is perfectly located to be both quietly removed and accessible—making it the perfect spot to enjoy a hot afternoon or, better yet, to own a beautiful waterfront home.


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Where in Ohio is the Hoover Reservoir?

Located just a few miles northeast of the junction of OH-161 and I-270, the Hoover Reservoir begins at the Hoover Dam in Westerville, which created the Reservoir by damming the Big Walnut Creek. With an area of roughly 5 square miles, the Reservoir extends north to the town of Galena and offers parks and attractions such as the Hoover Dam Park, Hoover Reservoir Park, the Apple Orchard Recreation Area, and Mud Hen Marsh.


What Can I Do at the Hoover Reservoir?

The possibilities for outdoor enjoyment, exercise, relaxation, and even education are nearly endless! The Hoover Reservoir Park offers acres of lush fields, miles of trails, scenic sandy beaches, and even disc golf. Boat ramps offer access to the reservoir, and a scenic boardwalk offers the perfect opportunity for bird-watching or fishing. It’s also a popular exercise spot—stairs leading down the dam provide a true cardio challenge, while multi use trails offer plenty of room for walkers and joggers.

Join a Sailing Club!

Join a club—or enjoy an event! Whether you’re an avid sailor or have never set foot in a boat, the Hoover Sailing Club and the Columbus Sailing Club have plenty of programs, classes, and events to offer. From water safety and intro-to-sailing classes to regattas and endurance races, these clubs have something for everyone, even those who’d prefer to keep their feet firmly on dry land.


Learn More About Life in Westerville

The Hoover Reservoir isn't the only thing that makes Westerville—and all of Central Ohio—a truly magnificent place to live! Learn more about Westerville, and why residents love living here. Or explore more of the great towns and communities in the area. When you're ready, contact me and let's get started finding your ideal home in Central Ohio.


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