Wingfoot Lake, Ohio’s newest state park and wildlife area, now open
COLUMBUS, August 27, 2010: Beginning today, Wingfoot Lake State Park and Wildlife Area in Portage County will be open to the public daily, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Wingfoot Lake’s 444 acres offer visitors an opportunity for fishing with a valid Ohio fishing license and boating (limited to 10 HP). Periodic archery programs, controlled waterfowl hunting and trapping will be offered this fall at the wildlife area.
Additionally, the day-use facility features a host of recreational facilities including: mini golf, disc golf, paved walking paths, playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, bocce ball and badminton courts and horseshoes.
Boat rentals will be available, and six large shelterhouses will be available by reservation. There are no overnight facilities or camping available.
Wingfoot Lake State Park and Wildlife Area is located off Waterloo Road near the community of Suffield in Portage County.
Reservations for the shelterhouses can be made up to one year in advance by calling 866-OHIOPARKS (866-644-6727) or on-line at www.ohiostateparks.org. General information about Wingfoot Lake is also available at www.ohiostateparks.org, and information regarding fishing, hunting and trapping can be found at www.wildohio.com.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.