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Portage Lakes State Park

Portage Lakes State Park is located in Summit Co. between Akron & Canton.  Some of the lakes, which total 1,200 acres, are natural, while others were reservoirs for the Ohio Erie Canal system. 

The Big Oaks Kids Zone offers a larged paved lot for kids to enjoy their bikes, roller skates and skateboards. A disc golf course and a dog park promise a fun outing for the entire family.

Seven picnic areas at the Knapp Recreation area, Old Park area and Turkeyfoot Lake area offer tables & grills, and 3 picnic shelters are reservable. Turkeyfoot Lake offers a sand swimming beach and hiking trails. Rex Lake and Cottage Grove Lake have boat swim areas. Public ramps are on Long Lake, North Reservoir, Nimisila Reservoir & Turkeyfoot Lake, offering access for boaters. All types of boating, from 400 hp limit speed boating to canoeing, are available at various locations.  Enjoy fishing from shore, the lakes, or wheelchair accessible area at North Reservoir. Anglers catch bass, walleye, muskie, pickerel & catfish. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

The campground at Nimisila Reservoir offers 6 campsites with electric hookups & 68 non-electric sites. Amenities are basic. Pets are permitted on designated sites.  Two Tepees can be rented for unique camping adventures.
Camping Fees range from $22/night (weekends) for non-electric sites; $26/night (weekends) for electric sites. Tepees are $30/night. Reservations: 1-866-OHIO-PARKS.

Portage Lakes State Park
5031 Manchester Road

Akron, Ohio 44319

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (330) 644-2220
Fax: (330) 644-7550
Reservations: (866) 644-6727


Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Special Hours:




Camping: 20.00 - 25.00



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