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Coventry

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 1488   Year: 1923 Acres: 0.120  

Here is your chance to build your own lakefront dream house!...

Portage Lakes - West Reservoir 

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Akron

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Ohio

Acres: 0.200  

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Portage Lakes - West Reservoir 

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 2688   Year: 1957 Acres: 0.184  
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Akron

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Ohio

Acres: 27.390  

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New Franklin

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 5370   Year: 2006 Acres: 2.450  

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Portage Lakes - Mudd Lake 

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 6250   Year: 2003 Acres: 0.692  

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Cuyahoga Falls

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 1732   Year: 1925 Acres: 16.393  

Meticulously maintained one owner ranch lakefront home in...

Portage Lakes - Mudd Lake 

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Akron

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 4184   Year: 1980 Acres: 0.450  

Be on vacation everyday at this resort style, gated estate home!...

(private lake, pond, creek) 

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Sharon

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 8743   Year: 1996 Acres: 8.420  

Welcome to 2971 Silver Lake Blvd, a stunning residence nestled...

Silver Lake - Crystal Lake 

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Silver Lake

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 3457   Year: 1937 Acres: 0.430  

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Turkeyfoot Lake 

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New Franklin

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 4452   Year: 1998 Acres: 0.320  

5.0377 Acres for sale adjacent to Silver Lake Country Club and...

(private lake, pond, creek) 

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Stow

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 0   Year: 0 Acres: 5.038  

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Turkeyfoot Lake 

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New Franklin

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Ohio

Sq Ft: 3669   Year: 1986 Acres: 0.210  

Portage Lakes - West 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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