Boating

100 Days of Summer: 100 Recreational Areas Within 100 Miles

Within 25 Miles Mill Creek Park– 0 miles Youngstown OH Yellow Creek Park– 5 miles Struthers OH Mill Creek Bikeway– 5 miles Canfield OH Lake Milton State Park-13 miles Lake Milton, OH Berlin Lake– 14 miles Deerfield, OH Mosquito Creek Lake– 14 miles Cortland, OH Shenango River Lake-14 miles Sharpsville, PA West Branch State Park… Read more 100 Days of Summer: 100 Recreational Areas Within 100 Miles

100 Days Of Summer: Kayaking and Canoeing

Where to Go? Canoe City Park– Warren Area Park with Fishing and Put-ins to the Mahoning River Ohio Water Trail Maps– Muskingum, Kokosing, Miami and More. Ohio Kayaking rivers listed, mapped and reviewed Little Beaver Creek– Site with Put-in Maps Lake Arthur– Moraine state park. Windsurfing is popular. Brady’s Run– 28 Acre lake in 2000… Read more 100 Days Of Summer: Kayaking and Canoeing

Ready, Set, Inflate Events May 21-27

COLUMBUS, OH – Recreational boaters are encouraged to stay safe on the water by properly wearing their life jackets anytime while boating. That’s the message again this year from the National Safe Boating Council and its boating partners that include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft. “Wearing life jackets anytime while… Read more Ready, Set, Inflate Events May 21-27

Portage Lake Dam Renovation : Water Level Will Not Be Lowered

COLUMBUS, OH – Work on rehabilitating the Portage Lakes State Park’s West Reservoir will not require the lake level to be lowered, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The use of a hydraulic pile driver, a relatively new technology, will allow construction to proceed without lowering the lake level ahead of the… Read more Portage Lake Dam Renovation : Water Level Will Not Be Lowered

Coldwater Boating Safety Tips: Be Prepared

COLUMBUS, OH – The swamping and capsizing of a small boat resulting in occupants being unexpectedly immersed in frigid water poses a serious threat to boaters and anglers getting out on the water this time of year as water temperatures slowly begin to warm.  The best way to survive a cold water immersion and guard… Read more Coldwater Boating Safety Tips: Be Prepared

Cold Water Safety for Ohio Hunters and Anglers

COLUMBUS, OH– The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has good advice for the thousands of anglers who soon will be wading in and boating upon frigid waterways in hopes of landing a prize catch—dress for the water temperature instead of air temperature. “Recreational boaters and anglers are among those most at risk of sustaining hypothermia due… Read more Cold Water Safety for Ohio Hunters and Anglers

Portage Lakes Drawdown Oct 18th

COLUMBUS, OH – Lake levels will be dropped at several areas of Portage Lakes State Park beginning October 18 to allow for dock repairs, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The water will remain lowered until November 15. Lakes in the Portage Lakes chain that will be affected by the annual drawdown include East… Read more Portage Lakes Drawdown Oct 18th