Progress Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is the Berlin Lake Master Plan (MP). The Master Plan guides the use of government-owned and leased lands around the lake.

Update (as of September 7, 2021):  With your help, we have completed our scoping phase and have prepared a draft updated Master Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA), which will be available for public review 27 September – 27 October. Multiple ways to comment on the proposed updates are available (instructions are provided in the section below).


How can you use this page?  Review the documents posted to the website to see what changes we are recommending for Berlin LakeYou're invited to submit a comment using the public comment tool included on this page by 27 October 2021. You can also find information on where else you can find copies of this documents (see September 2021 Plan Drafts & Public Review section).


September 2021 Plan Drafts & Public Review

You're invited to submit a public comment on the September 2021 drafts of the revised Master Plan on or before October 27, 2021.

To learn about what changes you are recommending for the future of Berlin Lake, you can review the documents in the "Review Relevant Documents" section of the website. You will find both the original Master Plan as well as the proposed updated version and its associated Environmental Assessment available for review.

Drafts of the proposed plan and comment cards are also available to view at the Berlin Lake Resource Manager's Office (located at 7400 Bedell Rd, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401; open Monday-Friday between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm) and also at the Canfield Library (located at 43 West Main Street, Canfield, OH 44406; open Monday-Thursday between 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Friday-Saturday between 9:00 am - 5:30 pm).

Have feedback on the proposed updates? Participate in the 30-day review period.

The public review period will end on Wednesday, October 27. Please submit all comments for consideration by that date. After you've reviewed the new proposed MP and EA, here are the options available to you to submit an official public comment:

To submit a comment online, visit this page. (use Chrome or Firefox for best results)

How best to use the tool?

1) Click on the link above, it will lead you to a website that looks like the image below:Screen Shot of the Youghiogheny River Lake Crowdsource Reporter

2) Zoom in on the map to the area around the reservoir. Click the legend symbol to understand what each of the colored sections in the Master Plan map indicate:

 Legend Symbol 

3) Click  + Click to Add a Comment  on the lower right part of the screen to add a comment and fill out the information requested. You can leave a Concern, Question, or New Idea/Opportunity for Improvement based on the proposed updates. If your comment is location-specific, the tool will ask you to click on the location your comment refers to.

5) You will also be able to see other comments submitted. You can choose to like or comment on those comments as well.


If you're unable to use the Public Comment tool, you may also provide input in the following ways:

Print out and Mail in this comment form. 

Send your comment form to: 7400 Bedell Rd, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401.


Visit the Berlin Lake office or Canfield Library.

The office is located at 7400 Bedell Rd, Berlin Center, Ohio 44401; open Monday-Friday between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The library is located at 43 W Main St, Canfield, Ohio 44406; open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and  Friday - Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm. 


Email your comments to the Berlin Lake Office inbox.

Submit comments to