The Medina County Park District regularly tests for cyanobacteria/ harmful algal blooms, typically May through November. If water levels surpass the flood stage, the lake is closed until E. Coli tests confirm conditions are safe. The park district will only send out press releases if the microcystin level increases to 8 ppb or higher.
The Park District has a website for lake conditions. Bookmark this page to find updates this summer from Medina County Parks. Scroll to the bottom for “Water Test Reports” and click for test results.
Any questions about the lake or water quality should be directed to the Medina County Park District.
Medina County Park District purchased the 95-acre site of the former Chippewa Lake Amusement Park in June 2020. This site is located on the eastern shore of Chippewa Lake, Ohio’s largest inland glacial lake, which was purchased by the park district in 2007.
The State of Ohio requires all boats, canoes, and kayaks be registered.
Registration information is available at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website. These links will also help in the process:
Ohio Boater Education Law
The law requires boaters born on or after January 1, 1982, to successfully complete either a boating course or a proficiency exam in order to operate a boat powered by more than 10 horsepower.
You can go fishing year-round, but it's important to be aware of Ohio's fishing regulations. The laws can be different for fishing specific waters and catching certain species of fish.
Gamefish in our lake:
Carp, Catfish (channel & bullhead), Crappie (black & white), Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Northern Pike, Sauger, Sunfish (bluegill, red ear, pumpkinseed), White Bass, & Yellow Perch.
There are four (4) boat docks that are privately owned and maintained. If you are interested in available space, please contact the following Dock Masters: