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Nelson’s Ledges Quarry (Nelson) - Nelson OH


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Nelson’s Ledges Quarry (Nelson) is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 11853 state route 282, Nelson, OH 44231. This dive site has an average rating of 3.67 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 11-15ft/3-5m.

Nelson’s Ledges is a small quarry adjacent to Nelson’s Ledges State Park. The owners are Grateful Dead fans and there are frequent concerts by bands stuck in the ’70s with the corresponding lifestyle. The diving is OK, the best feature being its proximity to the the major metropolitan areas of North East Ohio. There is a cabin cruiser or two, some old car wrecks and leftover equipment from the quarry operation. There are abundant blue gill, perch and crappy with an occasional catfish as well. There are cases of freshwater jellies appearing in the late summer and early fall. This is a satifactory checkout site and a great site for courses in U/W navigation.

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Hockeyrottie - 7/03/2019 4:44 PM
Visiting Cleveland with girlfriend Thursday and Friday July 4 & 5, she’s working.

Anyone want to buddy up?
dcm421 - 10/07/2015 10:57 AM
I found a quick release weight pocket and weights from a weight integrated BC about midway out to the island.

Please let me know if you lost it so I can return.
ohioyscuba - 10/29/2013 7:43 AM
Rating Added: 2
Great place to do nav and low-vis work. Decent campground but primitive facilities.
dcm421 - 8/31/2013 5:57 PM
Rating Added: 3

Algea bloom late in the year reduces vis. Depth is questionable, I have only found about 35 ft but others say 70? Where is this at???

Other than that, quiet place on weekdays when I go. Usually have most of the quarry to myself. Looking for a buddy if interested.
Jpowell - 9/17/2015 10:53 AM
I know this is an old post but, you still interested in diving at Nelson?