Camp Perry Offers Access for Lake Erie Ice Anglers

Written by on February 7, 2022

FINDLAY, Ohio – Anglers looking for an access point to Lake Erie for ice fishing are encouraged to visit Camp Perry in Ottawa County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Camp Perry is an Ohio National Guard training facility located near Port Clinton, on the shore of Lake Erie.

Ice fishing access at Camp Perry will be open when ice conditions allow, and when the firing range is not in use. Anglers are encouraged to call 888-889-7010 before arriving to check availability. The base has 200 parking spots available each day and will be filled in a first come, first served fashion. Ice fishing parking is available from 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. All vehicles are required to exit the base prior to the closing time.

All vehicles are required to check in upon arrival. A $15 fee will be charged by Camp Perry per vehicle, per day. Parking is permitted in designated locations only. Camp Perry is located at 1000 North Lawrence Drive No. 600, Port Clinton 43452. Questions can be directed to Camp Perry at 888-889-7010.

Anglers are reminded that no ice is safe ice.

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