Veto Lake Wildlife Area
|Veto Lake Wildlife Area is located in Washington County, just east of Ohio State Route 339
at Veto. According to the Division of Wildlife, it has 160 surface acres of water and six miles of
shoreline. A GIS analysis finds a current 148 acres of water in the lake, which has two dams at
the outlet end. The entire property is 433 acres, with the largest block of contiguous non-inundated land at
the north end. There is also a non-contiguous area of 74.5 acres just to the west of the main area (which is 358.5 acres by itself). The area features parking, a boat ramp, a picnic pavilion, pit toilets, and an archery
range. Curiously, this wildlife area is almost invisible on the Division of Wildlife website.
While the Division of Wildlife owns the shorelines of the lake itself, the northwest and southwest areas above the shorelines are completely subdivided into housing lots. The eastern side of the lake is bordered by Lake Road. There are no developed trails around the lake.
|To reach Veto Lake from Athens, there are two possible routes.