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Lake Erie Ice Fishing Access Available at Camp Perry

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 open on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. The base has 200 parking spaces available each day and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Ice fishing parking is available from 4:30 a.m. to 10 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, and 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. Visit for ice fishing safety tips and additional information.

Follow the Division of Wildlife’s Your Wild Ohio Angler page on Facebook for the latest updates on fishing in the Buckeye State. And check out for fishing tips and tricks, places to go, fishing forecasts, and interesting information for all skill levels. And don’t forget about the HuntFish OH mobile app, available for Android and iOS users through the app store. Users can purchase licenses and permits as well as view wildlife area maps.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit to find out more.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. The visit the ODNR website at


For more information, contact:
Meredith Gilbert, Division of Wildlife

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