ODNR Safety Tips

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About Portage Lakes State Park

Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences.

Portage Lakes State Park History & Natural Features – From an important trading post for settlers and Indians to the recreational gem of today. Learn more about Portage Lakes State Parks.

Portage Lakes State Park Map & Trails – Find your way to great recreational opportunities.

Ever wonder how deep the lakes are? Portage Lakes Fishing Map

Winter Safety

Winter activity safety is an important issue to keep in mind, especially around ice. When outside, please remember the following safety tips from ODNR:



Speed/Ski Zone Rules- 
Turkeyfoot Lake and East Reservoir permit wake activities according to the following schedule:

Travel is in a counter-clockwise direction.

Monday — Saturday

  • 9:00 am — 12:00 noon

  • Skiing
  • 12:00 noon — 5:00 pm
  • Speeding
  • 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
  • Skiing
  • 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Speeding

Sunday and Holidays

  • 9:00 am — 10:00 am
  • Skiing
  • 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  • Sailing
  • 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
  • Speeding
  • 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
  • Skiing
  • 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Speeding

Boating Safety

  • Be prepared when you go out on the water. Use this Pre Launch Checklist to help you stay safe.
  • Confident and safe boating relies upon the boat and each person aboard being properly equipped. Here is an Equipment Checklist from the ODNR to help you.

Buy your child a life jacket

  • No one can watch a child every minute. Children less than 10 years of age must wear a life jacket on any vessel less than 18 feet in length.
  • Learn More on ohiodnr.gov 

Winterizing your boat


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Contact Information

68 Portage Lakes Drive Akron,Ohio 44319

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