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LaDue Reservoir

Wendell R. LaDue Reservoir

Completed in in 1962, Wendell R. LaDue Reservoir is located in Auburn and Troy Townships near Ohio State Route 44 and U.S. Route 422 in Geauga County and is formed from the damming of Black Brook and Bridge Creek.

LaDue Reservoir is a secondary reservoir to the Akron Water Supply system with the main purposes for flood control to downstream areas, replenishment of water to the Cuyahoga River during dry periods and maintaining an abundant supply of quality source water for drinking water treatment

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LaDue Reservoir also has several recreation opportunities available. The City of Akron and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have a long term agreement for hunting and fishing at LaDue reservoir. A map of the recreational hunting areas managed by the ODNR can be found here. A fishing map of LaDue can be found here.

Some areas of LaDue Reservoir have been classified as “No Trespassing” areas. These areas are marked on the above linked maps and include the sensitive areas around the dams. Boating is welcome on LaDue Reservoir but is limited to electric motors only.

LaDue Reservoir is considered a “no contact” lake. Swimming for both humans and pets is prohibited.

LaDue Boathouse and Marina

The LaDue Boathouse and Marina, 17759 Valley Rd in Auburn, Ohio, was reopened to the public in 2011.

Operational hours are approximately sunrise to sunset from April through Labor Day weather depending.

Rentals are available for john boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and electric motors. The Marina also offers live bait, tackle, convenience items, and concessions. There is a beautiful picnic and bird watching area as well as shoreline fishing around the boathouse.

Akron Residents will receive 10% off of select services with proof of residency.

For more information, hours of operation and rates please call (440) 773-2728.

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