In February 1965, 199.052 acres of land, which featured an abandoned quarry and large acreage of forest, was sold to The City of Kenton for a fee of $1 by The France Company. The City decided to name this area, Saulisberry Campground and France Lake after the Kenton Mayor, Helen Saulisberry, and The France Lake company. This area was designated as a "recreational area" to be managed and supervised by the recreational board. Kenton utilizes this land, referred to as the "quarry", as a large fishing lake and small campground. However, swimming is strictly prohibited!
All individuals 17 years old and up need a permit.
Bass: To keep must be at least 12 inches but no longer than 15 inches. Limit 5.
Crappie: To keep must be at least 10 inches. Limit 12.
Perch: To keep must be at least 8 inches. No catch limit.
1. No gas motorized boats allowed.
2. Proper permits are REQUIRED to be on all boats.
3. No boat storage in or around France Lake.
Your receipt will serve as your 2023 Boating Pass. You must keep it on you at all times when boating.
Nightly, weekly and monthly water and electric hookup.
Nightly tent camping is also available.
Kayaking available on France Lake in the summer.
Please contact 567-674-6318
Located off State Route 67 West
Kenton City Building
111 West Franklin St.
Kenton, OH 43326
City Building Phone: 419-674-4850 Fax: 419-674-2383
PARKS & RECREATION Phone: 419-679-1242
Utility Office PHone: 419-673-1324 Fax: 419-673-1395
Income Tax Phone: 419-673-1355 FAX: 419-674-2383