Portage Lakes State Park


Campground Type
State Park

5031 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio 44319


Portage Lakes State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 74
Number of Sites with Electric: 6

The many waters of Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular. The wetlands of the park attract waterfowl and shorebirds providing visitors enjoyment whether hunting or observing wildlife.

68 non-electric campsites and 6 electric campsites offer both sunny and shaded locations
Vault latrines
Dump station -- free for registered campers
Pet camping is permitted on designated sites
Basketball court
Horseshoe pits
Camp office loans games and sporting equipment to registered campers

Getaway Rentals
One tepee is available from May 1 through October 31
Tepee is 10' x 10' set on a wooden platform
Amenities include fire ring, cooking grill, picnic table, patio table & 2 chairs, & use of a canoe
Dishware, cookware and linens are not provided

400 Horsepower Limit, except for Nimisila Reservoir
Electric motors only on Nimisila Reservoir
8 boat launch ramps provide access to the lake
Boat rentals and fuel are available at private marinas around the area
All areas are "no wake" except portions of Turkeyfoot Lake and East Reservoir
Turkeyfoot Lake and East Reservoir permit wake activities according to the following schedule:

Anglers will find good catches of largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, pan fish, channel catfish, bullhead and carp
A platform at North Reservoir provides wheelchair access for fishing
A valid Ohio fishing license is required

Turkeyfoot Lake offers a 900 foot public swimming beach
Parking, pay phone, and vault latrines are available
Rex Lake has a swimming area for boaters
Check for water quality advisories

4 trails for running or hiking

7 picnic areas are scenically located around the park.
3 shelterhouses are available and may be reserved online or by calling (866)-644-6727

Hunting for waterfowl only is permitted in designated areas
A valid Ohio hunting license is required

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)
Ice skating
Ice boating
Ice fishing
Cross country skiing

More To Do
Volleyball courts are available at the beach and shelterhouse areas
Horseshoe pits are located at the campground and day-use areas of the park
Dog park offers a place for your pets to frolick without a leash


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