Lake Ashtabula is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in east central North Dakota offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities. It is a very productive fishery with abundant populations of popular game fish including walleye, white bass, northern pike and yellow perch. Lake Ashtabula is worth visiting any time of the year, with snowmobiling cross-country skiing and ice fishing in the winter and boating, swimming, camping and fishing in the summer. The spring and fall bring a beautiful view of the migrating waterfowl.
There are three designated swimming areas around the lake. Seven boat launching ramps are maintained to provide boaters and fisherman access to all areas of the lake. Picnic facilities and playgrounds are located at most sites. All sites have access to drinking water and rest rooms.
The Corps of Engineers operates seven recreation areas at Lake Ashtabula, providing a variety of facilities and services, as well as actively manages 14 separate wildlife areas at Lake Ashtabula. These areas provide quality habitat for many species of wildlife. All Corps' wildlife management areas are open to the public for hunting.
Location: 12 mi NW of Valley City via RR 19