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Wingfoot Lake State Park
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993 Goodyear Park Boulevard
Mogadore, Ohio   44260
(lat:41.0197 lon:-81.3621) map location

Phone: 330-628-4720
Wingfoot Lake State Park provides visitors with a delightful day spent outdoors. Groves of tall trees, expanses of grass, and a picturesque lake create a relaxing backdrop to paddling, fishing, picnicking, or disc golf. Originally owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, the park joined the state system in 2009. On a clear day, visitors can spot the Goodyear blimp parked in its hangar on the lake's south shore.

Six large picnic shelters, some featuring large fireplaces, combined with paved trails, ball courts, and a disc golf course make Wingfoot Lake a great gathering place.
Nature of the Area
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.

Having been maintained as a park setting for generations, the grounds of Wingfoot Lake are graced by groves of majestic mature trees with large crowns and abundant foliage. The habitat is ideal for small mammals, such as rabbits, skunks, and opossum, as well as raptors including bald eagles, owls, and hawks. The lake attracts herons and migratory waterfowl.
History of the Area
After World War II, the Goodyear blimp fleet was pressed into service for advertising and promotional campaigns, including telecasts of college football games. The north shore of Wingfoot Lake was developed for employee outings and corporate retreats in the 1960s. A number of recreational facilities were built, including large picnic shelters with fireplaces, ball diamonds, volleyball and bocce ball courts, paved courts for basketball and tennis, playgrounds, and boating facilities. In the 1980s, attendance at Wingfoot Lake Park peaked with more than 100,000 Goodyear employees and their families visiting each year. In 2006, Goodyear closed Wingfoot Lake Park.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife purchased 690 acres of the Wingfoot Lake property in 2009, including Wingfoot Lake. Approximately 121 acres adjacent to the lake was transferred to the Division of Parks and Watercraft in 2009 and added to the state park system.
Ohio does not have an annual pass and does not charge entrance fees to state parks.
Visitors Center
Hours of operation

Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 5pm
Closed Dec. 25th, Feb. 4th
All boats are permitted on the 444-acre lake as long as they remain at idle speed no-wake. Two launch ramps are located in the Wingfoot Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to the park.

Wingfoot Lake Marina is open weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from Noon to 5pm. Rental kayaks and paddle boats are available.
Fishing for bluegill and bass can be enjoyed from the shoreline. Additional fishing opportunities are available at the adjacent Wingfoot Lake Wildlife Area, which offers a launch ramp.

Wingfoot Lake State Park is located near Akron, Alliance and Barberton

Day Use Area
The park offers six shelters both open and closed styles. Larger shelters offer fireplaces and other amenities. Firewood and charcoal are NOT provided with shelter rentals. Please bring your own.

Buckeye Shelter accommodates 65-70 people, features 3 grills and 3 electrical outlets.

Dogwood Pavilion Enclosed accommodates 145-150 people, features 2 large grills, 9 electrical outlets, interior lights, and fireplace

Lakefront Shelter accommodates 225-230 people, features 3 grills and 5 electrical outlets.

Lookout Shelter accommodates 100-120 people, features 4 grills and 4 electrical outlets.

Oak Tree Shelter accommodates 80 people, features 3 grills and 4 electrical outlets.

Pinetree Pavilion Enclosed accommodates 390-400 people, features 7 covered grills, 19 electrical outlets, 2 fireplaces, interior lights, and newly updated sound system.
Scenic picnic areas with spacious shelterhouses are located along the lakeshore and in wooded areas.

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