Headwaters Park


13365 Old State Road (Rt. 608)
Claridon & Huntsburg Townships


Open 6 am until 11 pm today

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Take a waterside walk Along East Branch reservoir

This 926-acre park is leased from the City of Akron in a partnership that allows for conservation of natural areas as well as enjoyment of recreation and outdoor education. Five trails total 4.7 miles. More than two miles of the statewide Buckeye Trail winds along the western shore of East Branch Reservoir. The eastern shore and all islands are designated preserves and only accessible during naturalist-led programs. A secondary entrance is located at 15055 Mayfield Road (Rt. 322).

Headwaters Park Facilities


Headwaters Boathouse is a must-see structure and a great place to hold your event.

Headwaters Park Trails


It's not just water! Be sure to spend time hitting some other picturesque trails.

Eagle Flying in Headwaters Park habitat


You'll love the beauty of this natural watershed that is home to a multitude of species, including Bald Eagles.

Get out on the water Kayak/Canoe Borrowing

Beginning in June and lasting through early September, kayaks and canoes can be borrowed seasonally for self- guided tours of East Branch Reservoir from the Boathouse, first come, first served. Each loan can last up to two hours. Hours are posted to our News & Updates page during the season; please also refer to that page for notice of exceptional hours.

Geauga County residents can borrow the park’s limited number of kayaks and canoes for free (ID REQUIRED); out-of-county residents must pay $5 per hour for adults, $3 per hour for kids 12 and under, and $8 for tandem (credit card only, paid onsite). Provided life vests must be worn at all times, and a driver’s license will be held as a security deposit for each loan. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.