Springfield Lake

Springfield Lake

Lakemore, Ohio 44250

Springfield Lake map

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Birds of Interest

Most species of migrating waterfowl, including Common Loon and occasional Red-throated Loon, Red-necked Grebe, and Tundra Swan; in addition, some of the less common gulls (Glaucous, Iceland, both Black-backed, and even Kelp in 2015/2016) can be found occasionally near sunrise and sunset in winter.

About this Location

Springfield Lake is located in southeastern Summit County and is immediately south of US-224, 1 mile east of OH-241, and 0.25 mile west of OH-91. The entire lake is surrounded by Springfield Township and the village of Lakemore.

Springfield Lake is one of the few natural lakes found in Ohio. The lake, which is fed by an underground spring, is known as a “kettle hole” lake, which is representative of the melted remnants of a glacier left from the last ice age. This 290-acre lake has a maximum depth of 27 feet. Motorized boats are allowed, with motors up to 250 horsepower allowed from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and 10-horsepower-motors allowed at all other times. The fish populations in Springfield Lake are managed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing