Boating & Fishing

Boating is permitted on Lake Glacier and Lake Newport in Mill Creek Park. Boat rentals are available at Lake Glacier and Lake Newport Boathouses from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Privately owned canoes, kayaks, and boats which comply with MetroParks regulations may be used on these lakes, March 1 – November 30.
View the MetroParks Boating Regulations.

Fishing is permitted from March 1 – November 30 on Lake Glacier and Lake Newport, and in Park District waters south of the Newport Dam and between Lake Glacier Dam and Lake Cohasset Dam. Fishing is also permitted in Yellow Creek Park.

Fishing licenses are required and officers are authorized to check for them. Foul-hooks are not permitted. For details about license requirements, the stocking program, and fish limits, visit the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s website at

Lake Glacier
Boating and fishing are permitted in season on this 44-acre lake. Kayaks and pedal boats can be rented at Lake Glacier Boathouse on West Glacier Drive. A passenger boat is available for individual rides and group reservations. A barrier-free fishing dock is located along West Glacier Drive.

Lake Newport
Lake Newport offers 60 acres of open water and 40 acres of wetlands. Boating and fishing are permitted in season. Kayaks and pedal boats are available to rent at Newport Boathouse on West Newport Drive. A boat launch is located on East Newport Drive.

Hours of Operation

beginning Saturday, May 26 through Labor Day

Lake Glacier Boathouse
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday and holidays, 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

Lake Newport Boathouse
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

Boat Rentals

Reservations for boat rentals are not necessary. Call 330.793.5031 for chartered passenger boat reservations.


One hour (minimum)
• $8 Resident
• $15 Non-Resident

Additional 1/2 hour (single or tandem)
• $4 Resident
• $7.50 Non-Resident

Second Person (tandem)
• $4 Resident
• $7.50 Non-Resident

Children under 16 years old are not permitted in single or tandem kayaks.

Pedal Boats

1/2 hour
• $5 Resident
• $8 Non-Resident

1 hour
• $8 Resident
• $15 Non-Resident

Passenger Boat (Lake Glacier)

Regular rides – Saturday & Sunday
• Child (12 & under) Resident: $1.00
• Child (12 & under) Non-Resident: $2.00
• Adult (over 12) Resident: $2.00
• Adult (over 12) Non-Resident: $4.00
• Babies in Arms: Free

Charter Per Hour – Reservations Needed
Wednesdays – Sunday in season
Capacity: 9

• $15 Resident
• $30 Non-Resident

Boat Rack Rental (Lake Newport)

• $25/season

• $40/season

Located at East Newport Boat Launch