Sippo Lake Park

5300 Tyner St., Canton OH 44708 • 5712 12 St. NW, Canton OH 44708 • 800 Genoa Ave., Massillon, OH 44646

Status Alert: Exploration Gateway Facility Open during Perry-Sippo Library Renovation

Current Exploration Gateway Facility Hours (as of Feb. 14, 2022) Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor restrooms in the back of the building will remain open even if the Exploration Gateway is closed. The boat launch next to the Sippo Lake Marina will be closed from 8 a.m. to Noon on May 21 during the Pep Tamargo Fishing Derby for Kids.

Open Daily: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

General Information: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Rentals and Reservations: 330-409-8096

Sippo Lake Marina: 330.479.2358

Wildlife Conservation Center: 330.477.0448

Hike, bike, fish, and paddle at Sippo Lake Park! Trails line the shoreline, loop through the wetlands and forests, and connect the three different park entrances. With 300 acres to explore, plenty of options for self-guided activities, plus scheduled programs, Sippo Lake Park is an exciting destination for a full day of fun. This great escape is located right between Canton and Massillon.

Perry Dr. Entrance (East)

5300 Tyner St., Canton 44708

Bring your own fishing pole or boat (up to 21 ft. and 10 hp) to enjoy the accessible fishing pier and boat ramp nearby.  At the Sippo Lake Marina you can rent a boat to explore the lake and buy live bait, tackle, and snacks beginning in May!

The Sippo Lake Clubhouse and Boat Shelter are also located at this entrance.

Reserve a Facility

12th St. Entrance (North)

5712 12th St. NW, Canton 44708

Current Exploration Gateway Facility Hours (as of Feb. 14, 2022)
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon
Outdoor restrooms in the back of the building will remain open even if the Exploration Gateway is closed.

The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is a center of nature, culture, and life-long learning, created through a unique partnership between the Stark County Park District and the Stark County District Library.

Our Banquet Hall and Party Rooms are ideal for groups of up to 200 (dinner style) or 400 (auditorium style). We offer a beautiful natural setting for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. Wi-Fi, built-in technology, and a video conference center also make this a great space for meetings and corporate gatherings. For photos and rental information, visit

FeLeap’s Lily Pad Gift Shop sells a unique variety of nature-oriented, locally-made products, gifts, and birding supplies.

The Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center artfully depicts the history of how the Ohio & Erie Canal influenced Stark County’s growth and success.  Admission is free, and children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The display is currently open Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our partner, the Perry-Sippo Branch Library provides our guests a 58,000-item collection with specialized nature and Canalway history resources, outdoor terrace and indoor fireplace, drive-through book drop, 400-gallon aquarium, and free Wi-Fi.  As of Feb. 12, 2022 the Perry Sippo Branch Library is closed for renovations until Summer 2022.  The Exploration Gateway building is still open for visitors and programs and events.  

The Exploration Gateway Shelter is located near the playground and is perfect for groups of 40. Electricity and a grill are included.

Genoa Ave. Entrance (West)

800 Genoa Ave, Massillon 44646

The Wildlife Conservation Center at Sippo Lake Park is one of the area’s only licensed wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Under state and federal permits, with assistance from local veterinarians and volunteers, our staff have successfully maintained a release rate exceeding the national average.

The indoor atrium features rotating displays and exhibits throughout the year.  Outdoor enclosures house non-releasable wildlife ambassadors that permanently live at the center and are used at wildlife programs, area schools, libraries, community events, and distance learning.  Both areas are open to visitors with free admission during regular hours.  A multi-purpose trail connects the center to the Exploration Gateway and Sippo Lake Marina and several natural surface trails.

To learn how you can support this cause and what to do if you find a sick or injured wild animal, visit the Wildlife Conservation Center’s page .


  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching and Orienteering
  • Healthy Adventures
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • On Your Own
  • Questing
  • Running
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Stark Parks Kids
  • Tours
  • Winter Activities


  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch Area
  • Fishing Dock
  • Grills
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Wildlife Observation Area

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