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Akron, located in northeastern Ohio, is on the edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, which is known for glacial coverage left over from the end of the last ice age. You may find RV traffic in this area more congested than most since campgrounds near Akron number in the dozens.


Portage Lakes are located a few miles south of Akron. Their original purpose was to supply water to the area. Today, the 411-acre state park, plus eight lakes encompassing more than 2,000 acres, provides visitors with an opportunity enjoy several water activities. There are eight boat ramps, plus boat rentals, fuel, and private marinas. Anglers are drawn to Portage Lakes for the year-round fishing and the variety of fish: bass, crappie, bluegill, sunfish, bullhead and other species.


The village of Mogadore, 18 miles east of Akron, was originally settled by a man who – at the age of 9 – was a spy for President George Washington. The town later served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Travelers come here for the peaceful surroundings as well as a variety of local attractions. If you’re planning a trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, it’s less than a 60-minute drive north. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton is a 30-minute drive south. And the Soap Box Derby is located right in Akron.


The state’s only national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is a 33,000-acre rural getaway nestled alongside the Cuyahoga River, halfway between Cleveland and Akron. It’s a great location for travelers looking for Akron RV parksnear the city. Outdoor enthusiasts come up this way to enjoy the miles of hike and bike trails, waterfalls, serene hills, caves, and river activities. In wintertime, kids and adults alike enjoy sledding in the park at Kendall Hills.


One popular destination near Akron, Maple Lakes, located in Seville, is a family-friendly RV park. Because it’s less than 30 minutes from Akron, it’s a perfect location for those seeking Akron campgrounds nearby. There are two Maple lake fishing areas onsite. And if you need a break from all of the outdoorsy activities here, the kids probably won’t mind a day trip to Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora, or the Akron Zoo, where they can see grizzlies, monkeys, jaguars, and many other protected and critically endangered animals.