Portage Lakes State Park

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5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319, United States

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Introduction of Portage Lakes State Park

411-acre Portage Lakes State Park provides visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities suitable for all members of the family. Boating, hunting, swimming, and fishing are popular activities on the nearby lakes. Visitors can even gaze at the stars! The Akron Astronomy Club leases parkland to operate a small observatory. Seasonal special programs are presented.

Many visitors come to see the area’s unique flora and fauna. Tamarack trees, which are more common in northern boreal forests, are scattered throughout the park, along with patches of skunk cabbage and cranberry. Skunks, raccoons, white-tailed deer, and other animals find refuge in dense stands of beech-maple forest. During the spring and fall migration seasons, the park’s wetlands attract thousands of geese and waterfowl. Every year, mallards, wood ducks, and Canadian geese nest in the wetlands. Furthermore, woodcock, heron, hawks, owls, red fox, beaver, and muskrat are frequently seen.

Portage Lakes State Park Camping

There are 68 non-electric campsites and six electric campsites in this park, with both sunny and shaded locations. There are vault latrines and a dump station (both of which are free for registered campers). Pet camping is allowed in designated areas. There is a basketball court and horseshoe pits available. Registered campers can borrow games and sporting equipment from the camp office. The park offers two tepees for rent from May 1 to October 31.

Pond view Portage Lakes State Park
CC: Social Channel of park

Portage Lakes State Park Activities


This park has four hiking and running trails.


Largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, panfish, channel catfish, bullhead, and carp are among the species that can be caught. A platform at North Reservoir allows wheelchair users to fish. A valid fishing license from the state of Ohio is required.


This park has seven picnic areas that are strategically placed throughout the park. There are three shelter houses available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727.


Waterfowl hunting is only permitted in designated areas. A valid hunting license from the state of Ohio is required.

Portage Lakes State Park Location

This park can be found at 5031 Manchester Road in Akron, Ohio.


Parking is available

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Public Transport is not available

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