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Coventry

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 4063   Year: 1997 Acres: 0.470  

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Ohio

Acres: 0.367  

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 1618   Year: 1924 Acres: 0.245  

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Akron

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Ohio

Acres: 0.316  

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 876   Year: 1999 Acres: 0.379  
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Canton

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 8227   Year: 1987 Acres: 11.000  

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Lakemore

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Ohio

Acres: 7.699  

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 10000   Year: 2007 Acres: 18.727  

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 11292   Year: 2002 Acres: 6.180  

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Richfield

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 5653   Year: 2000 Acres: 3.040  

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Ohio

Acres: 61.610  

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 4175   Year: 2005 Acres: 5.000  

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 8881   Year: 1991 Acres: 4.590  

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North Canton

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 5460   Year: 1999 Acres: 9.150  

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Streetsboro

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 6529   Year: 2006 Acres: 4.410  

Portage Lakes - East Reservoir Information

The many waters of Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular. Anglers will find good catches of largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, pan fish, channel catfish, bullhead and carp. Portage Lakes is named after the old Indian portage path which connected the Cuyahoga River flowing north to Lake Erie and the Tuscarawas River which through the Muskingum, flows south to the Ohio River. This proved advantageous for the Indians and early settlers as navigation from Lake Erie to the Ohio was possible with only one eight-mile portage overland. Portage Lakes State Park lies at one of the highest points of the state and on a major watershed divide in Ohio. Some water from the lakes reaches Lake Erie and some flows to the Ohio River. The area became an important trading post for settlers and Indians. It was a recognized landmark during the War of 1812, serving as a rendezvous point of American troops. The old Indian portage path was part of the ancient boundary between the Six Nations and the Western Indians. The city of Akron was laid out in 1825 and was first settled by Irish laborers and others working on the Ohio Canal. Once the canal was completed, the town flourished. Several important industries brought prosperity to the area including stoneware potteries, sewer pipe manufacturing, the match industry and, most recently, the tire and rubber industry. At one time, the Blue Diamond Match Company in Akron used three million board-feet of white pine lumber per year for the manufacture of its matches. Several of the Portage Lakes were built as feeder reservoirs for the canals to maintain the required depth of four feet. The lakes were used for this purpose until the canals were abandoned in 1913. The lakes were then used to meet the water needs of the local industries. Some portions of the remnant canals in the Akron area can still be boated. The Ohio Department of Public Works maintained the canal lands for recreational purposes until 1949 when the Portage Lakes were transferred to the newly formed Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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