Tinkers Creek State Park encompasses a total area of 355 acres of marshlands and swamps in Streetsboro, a city in Portage County, Ohio. To get to the park, just travel 19 miles east of the city of Akron, which is in the northeastern corner of the state of Ohio.
The land where the park sits was acquired by the state of Ohio in 1966 from a private park called Colonial Spring Gardens. The state park officially opened in 1973. To date, most of the marshland and swamp terrain has been maintained in its original form and this has therefore provided a harbor for a wide variety of plant and animal species that thrive within the park. Some of the animal species at the park include beavers, waterfowl, Canada geese, wood ducks, rail, gallinule, woodcock, snipe, and heron.
Facilities at the park include game courts, hiking trails, playground, picnic shelters, and picnic areas. These amenities make it possible to enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, and ice fishing. Furthermore, the wide variety of bird species make this park a birdwatcher’s paradise and the many animal species make the park a great place to experience animal species in their natural habitat.
If you have a dog, you can also bring them to the park free of charge. That said, there are some standard Ohio state park rules that you will need to adhere to with regard to your dog. Some of the rules are as follows. First, you must ensure that your dog is always on a leash no longer than six feet long. Additionally, you must prevent your pooch from wandering into park buildings and areas that are not designated as pet-friendly areas. Also, it is a good idea to always clean up after your dog and you should, therefore, bring with you some poop bags for your convenience.