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Lake Tomahawk, Ohio
Lake Tomahawk reservoir viewed from the west
Lake Tomahawk reservoir viewed from the west
"A Piece of Paradise on Earth"
Location of Lake Tomahawk in Columbiana County and in the State of Ohio
Location of Lake Tomahawk in Columbiana County and in the State of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Columbiana
Township Middleton
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
1,181 ft (360 m)
 • Total 494
 • Density 1,599/sq mi (617.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-41597
GNIS Feature ID 1056809
School District Beaver Local

Lake Tomahawk is a census-designated place in central Middleton Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States, surrounding the Lake Tomahawk reservoir. The population was 494 at the 2020 Census. It was established in 1966 by the American Realty Service Corporation as a private planned community.

Lake Tomahawk is located in the Salem, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Surrounding communities

Lake Tomahawk Ohio Sunrise
A sunrise on Lake Tomahawk from one of the water access points

Lake Tomahawk is included in the Beaver Local School District. Lake Tomahawk is part of Middleton Township. The village of Rogers is 3 miles (5 km) to the northwest, and Negley is 5 miles (8 km) to the northeast. Shopping and dining communities within a short drive include Calcutta and nearby Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania.


Lake Tomahawk Ohio Water View
View on the lake

Lake Tomahawk has a number of local and nearby activities which attract large crowds throughout the year. Some of these activities include festivals which are nationally recognized like the Shaker Woods Festival. This yearly event attracts artisans and tourists from around the country. It is followed by Christmas in the Woods, attracting people from the Tri-State area. Lake Tomahawk is in close proximity to four public golf courses: Blackhawk, Turkana, Firestone and East Palestine. The Rogers Flea Market attracts vendors and customers from across the country and is held on a weekly basis.


Lake Tomahawk has four distinct seasons, with precipitation somewhat evenly spread throughout the year. Extreme temperature variations occur during the winter only. Tomahawk usually has its wettest month during May and its warmest temperatures in late July and August.

The elevation of Lake Tomahawk is 1,135 feet (346 m) above sea level at its highest elevation (Lake Tomahawk Dam).

Lake Tomahawk gets on average 37 inches (940 mm) of rain per year. Snowfall is 28 inches (710 mm). The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 130.

On average, there are 162 sunny days per year in Lake Tomahawk. The average July high is around 84 °F (29 °C). The January low is 18 °F (−8 °C). The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 49 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 485
2020 494 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 Census


Children in Lake Tomahawk are served by the Beaver Local School District. The current schools serving Lake Tomahawk are:

  • Beaver Local Elementary School – grades K-4
  • Beaver Local Middle School – grades 5-8
  • Beaver Local High School – grades 9-12
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