About Wingfoot Lake State Park

Located just minutes from Akron, Wingfoot Lake offers a delightful escape from the city. Groves of tall trees, expanses of grass, and the picturesque lake provide a calming backdrop for a relaxing outing. Reservable shelters are ideal for all types and sizes of picnics, reunions and social gatherings in a scenic outdoor setting. The hilly, rolling terrain of southwest Portage County is underlain by thick deposits of sand and gravel, known as kames, that accumulated in ancient stream channels as the last glacier retreated more than 14,000 years ago.This area is close to the edge of the ice sheet’s advance, which has had a profound effect on the drainage system and the soil and mineral composition of the area, as well as the topography. The nearby Portage Lakes were formed by huge chunks of ice which broke off the retreating glacier and melted in depressions forming kettle lakes. Other, smaller glacial lakes in the area have aged into bogs or marshes. Alongside the sand and gravel deposits are thick layers of clay that settled out of the calmer waters of an ancient lake that formed as glacial ice blocked the Cuyahoga River.

Features & Amenities

Boating, fishing, shelter houses, archery, dog park, picnicking

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