LaDue Public Hunting Area--Bartholomew Rd. Ponds

About LaDue Public Hunting Area

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The LaDue Public Hunting Area totals 8,791 acres situated primarily in southern Geauga County centered around the intersections of US-422 and OH-44. Many separate parcels form a mosaic of property stretching from the East Branch Reservoir south and into northern Portage County. Much of this property lies along the Cuyahoga River and surrounds the 1,475-acre Wendell R. LaDue Reservoir.

This area is owned by the city of Akron and is under the authority of its Water Supply Division. The LaDue Reservoir was constructed in 1963 and serves as a major water supply for the city. For many years, the public recreation opportunities available here were administered by Akron Water Supply, but in 2002 negotiations were opened with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to transfer that responsibility. In 2006, a 25-year renewable lease agreement was signed for fish and wildlife management and public recreational use of the premises as well as the Mogadore Reservoir and surrounding land in Portage County.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

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