Portage Lakes State Park

Portage Lakes State Park


Location:Between Akron and Canton, in the northeast corner of the state.
Facilities:74 campsites (without electricity), picnic areas, picnic shelters, hiking trails (5 miles), swimming beach, boat ramps, game courts.
Activities:Camping, hunting, boating (400 HP limit), fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating.
Special Features:Portage Lakes is named after the old Indian portage path that connected the Cuyahoga River flowing north to Lake Erie and the Tuscarawas River flowing south (through the Muskingum) to the Ohio River.
Address:5031 Manchester Rd
Akron, OH 44319

Phone:330-644-2220
Fax:330-644-7550
Web: www.ohiodnr.com/parks/parks/portage.htm
Size: 411 acres land; 2,034 acres water.

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One of her first duties was to oversee construction of the club's observatory at Portage Lakes State Park. Shortly after it opened in 1990 Kunkel learned that the local electric company had offered to illuminate the park at no cost to the state.