5034 Christman Road
Green, OH, 44319
Nimisila Reservoir is one of the 13 bodies of water that make up the Portage Lakes, and at 825 acres, it's the largest body of water in the Sumit Metro Parks park district. Nimisila Reservoir was the last of the Portage Lakes to be created. The reservoir originally provided the ever-expanding water needs of Akron's industrial complex. Built in 1936 by the federal Works Progress Administration, the reservoir was created when an earthen dam 44 feet high and 2,350 feet long was built on Nimisila Creek. The reservoir has 16 miles of shoreline and four boat launches, with the deepest spot at around about 30 feet.