Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve

Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve

399 Portage Lakes Drive Akron, Ohio 44319

Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve webpage

Tips for Birding

Located south of Akron. From the junction of I-277 and OH-93, proceed south on OH-93 to Portage Lakes Drive (County Road 75). Proceed east approximately 1 mile; park at the Kiwanis Senior Center on the west side of the road. The preserve can be accessed from this parking lot.

About this Location

Portage Lakes Wetland is primarily a tall shrub sphagnum bog community dominated by speckled alder and arrowwood.

This wet basin is too wet to enter without ankle-high boots and it is difficult to walk through the thick shrubs.

Some of the rare species found growing here include swamp birch, tamarack, alder-leaved buckthorn, and smooth gooseberry.
From Portage Lakes Wetland State Nature Preserve webpage

Restrooms at nearby restaurants or businesses.