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Akron Area Watercraft Office Moves to Wingfoot

April 12, 2016

COLUMBUS, OH - While working to offer greater customer service and efficiency, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has moved the Division of Watercraft's Akron Area Office to Wingfoot State Park, located at 993 Goodyear Park Boulevard in Mogadore, instead of the former location on South Arlington Road in Akron.

Continued services provided to the public include boat registrations, fishing/hunting licenses and permits and boating publications. The new Akron Area Watercraft Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. People may call the office at 330-644-2265 or email for more information. Boat rentals are available (pontoon and paddle craft) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A launch ramp is located in the Wingfoot Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to the park. Boat rental is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The ODNR Division of Watercraft is responsible for boating safety, education and law enforcement on all waters of the state. This statewide area includes the nearshore area along 451 miles of the Ohio River, approximately half the entire surface area of Lake Erie, more than 605 inland lakes and more than 60,000 miles of inland streams, rivers and other waterways.

Ohio has 74 state parks, 56 with campgrounds and nine with lodge and conference centers. The Buckeye State is one of only seven states in the nation where admission to state parks is free. Many Ohio families and out-of-state residents turn to Ohio State Parks for hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, biking, disc golf, horseback riding and much more. Last year, there were a total of 2.3 million overnight stays in Ohio's state park campgrounds, cabins and lodges.

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