Nimisila Outing and Purple Martin Sunset Paddle
August 21 - 23, 2020



Nimisila Campground
Nimisila Reservoir
5668 Christman Rd #5546,
Akron, OH 44319

We have three non-electric sites reserved for club members. Sites #8, 10, and 11 are available to share. Contact me by email or text to claim one of these sites and let me know if you want to share. Feel free to reserve your own site if you need electricity or want more distance. I will cancel any sites not claimed by August 6. Any cancellations must be made 14 days in advance of arrival. Sites are $30/night plus a transaction fee of $3.50. Camping Reservations


Arrive Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. There is unscheduled time Friday evening and Saturday day. There are hiking and biking and fishing opportunities in the area with Summit County Metro Parks and Portage Lakes State Park. Like the previous outings we will forgo any potluck meals. Everyone is expected to bring food and drink for themselves or their small group. I hope to have a speaker on Saturday afternoon who can talk about the Portage Lakes area and the significance to travel and trade among early settlers and Native Americans. A Saturday evening trip is planned on Nimisila Reservoir to watch the Purple Martin migration. We will launch a little before dusk and return after dark so please outfit your boat with appropriate lights.


There is no potable water available at this campground. A dump station is provided and firewood is available for purchase on Fridays and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Vault restrooms are available, but no showers.


FROM NORTH: South on 77- Exit 120 for Arlington Rd. Turn right onto Arlington St. Turn right onto E. Nimisila; E. Nimisila dead-ends into the camping area. FROM SOUTH: Head North on 77. Exit 120 for Arlington Rd. Turn left onto Arlington St. Turn right onto E. Nimisila; E. Nimisila dead-ends into the camping area. FROM EAST/WEST: Exit 3 off 224 Main St., turn right heading south. Turn left on Caston Rd. Turn right on Christman Rd. and the campground will be on your right.


Contacts: Summit Metro Parks Administrative Offices: 330-867-5511 (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.),
Rangers: 330-475-0029 (after hours, weekends and holidays),
Non-Emergencies 330-643-2181,
Emergencies: 911

Ruth Devereaux