Mosquito Lake State Park
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This nearly 4,000-acre park, which is one of the most visited state parks in Ohio, with over two-million visitors annually, offers year-round recreational activities.
During the summer months, water recreation rules. Five launch ramps provide access to the water. Jet skis, pontoon boats, fishing and paddle boats are available to rent and there‘s a 600-foot beach for swimming.
Fifteen miles of hiking trail meander through the park and along its shoreline while horseback riders enjoy access to the park’s interior on a 10-mile wooded bridle trail. Mountain bikers are permitted on five miles of a multi-use trail.
The park offers 234 campsites, including 218 with electrical hook-ups that are situated among tall trees in a mature forest as well as those with shoreline access and panoramic views.
Fishing is popular throughout the year, with plentiful catches of walleye, bass, northern pike and crappies. Hunting is permitted within designated times and areas of the park and in the nearby Grand River Wildlife Area. Controlled hunts by draw are conducted in the Mosquito Wildlife Refuge at the north end of the lake in North Bloomfield.
Picnic areas, including tables and grills, can be found throughout the park.
In the winter months, snowmobiles can be found buzzing along miles of shoreline and wooded trails. Ice fishermen dot the frozen lake while ice skaters glide along the smooth surface. Cross country skiers take advantage of the miles of flat trails.
Birding enthusiasts will enjoy the many trails located throughout the park property and will find a haven of waterfowl and shorebirds during spring and fall migration periods. Additionally, bald eagles may be seen as they patrol the area for food.
A recent Ohio DNR census of bald eagle nests in the state has found that Trumbull County is among the highest populated counties in the state with 26 recorded nests.