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Lake Tomahawk, Ohio
Mystical Lake Tomahawk.JPG
"A Piece of Paradise on Earth"
Country United States
State Ohio
County Columbiana
Township Middleton
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
1,181 ft (360 m)
 • Total 485
 • Density 585/sq mi (225.9/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

Lake Tomahawk is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. The population was 485 at the 2010 Census. It was established in 1966 by the American Realty Service Corporation.

Lake Tomahawk is a private community located between Pittsburgh and Youngstown. The 150-acre (61 ha) lake is surrounded by an additional 630 acres (250 ha) of residential homes and scenic property. It is a man-made, spring-fed lake, home to a variety of fish such as walleye, bass, perch, crappie and catfish. The average lake depth is 35 feet (11 m) with a maximum depth of 65 feet (20 m) at the dam. There is a 750-foot (230 m) beach with a picnic pavilion, a children's playground, and lighted tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. The community has a driving range and archery range. There are six docking areas with a total of 26 slips and a marina with a boat launching ramp and gasoline pump. With over 200 feet (61 m) of sandy beach, the lake is enjoyed by swimmers, boaters, waterskiers, and fishermen.

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.

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