11324 Price St. NE, Alliance 44601
Status Alert: Hunting in Progress until Feb. 2018
2017 Duck Blinds at Walborn Reservoir: The waterfowl blind lottery scheduled for Sept. 9, 2017 and blind reservations will not be available in 2017 due to low water levels at Walborn Reservoir. Open hunting will be permitted, but since the blinds are not currently surrounded by water, it will be strictly open hunting with no blinds provided. Waterfowl hunters wishing to hunt on the main body of the reservoir (between Price St. and Reeder Ave.) must hunt near a currently existing blind location. Hunters must sign in before launching at the check-in station located near the marina front window. This will also show what locations are currently available and prevent crowding of other hunters. Hunt locations cannot be reserved. Sign-in is strictly first come, first serve. **Hunting on Walborn Reservoir will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays** The boat launch located near the Eagle Observation Area off Marlboro Ave. is also closed to boats due to low water. Canoes and kayaks may access the hunting locations. Low water and mud will make launching difficult. Please call the Natural Resources Dept. at 330.933.0020 with any questions.
Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset
Administrative Office: 330.477.3552
On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377
Walborn Marina: 330.935.0367
Nearly 2,500 acres of terrain and open water are your playground! Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and boating adventures await you at the picturesque Walborn Reservoir, just miles from Alliance and Canton. Natural surface trails take you through pine woods, oak and hickory forests, and wildflower areas. A designated equestrian area provides ties, mounting blocks, and trailer parking.
The Walborn Reservoir Marina offers affordable boat rentals and concessions from May to October. Enjoy a day on the water in a row boat, motor boat, canoe, or kayak! Bait, tackle, and a selection of snacks and food are all available at the marina shop. A fishing pier and boat launch (boats up to 25 feet and 10 hp) are also nearby.
The Walborn Marina Shelter overlooks the reservoir near the Marina and is perfect for a party of up to 70 people. The shelter is equipped with electricity and a grill.
The Reeder Ave. Trailhead offers additional parking and trail access at 12824 Reeder Ave. NE, in Alliance.
The Eagle Observation Deck is one of the most interesting places in all of Walborn Reservoir! Watch the nesting eagles and eaglets from this designated deck built to give you the closest possible view of these majestic birds. Bring your own binoculars for an even closer look. Eagle viewing programs are scheduled during the spring and summer. The deck is located at 13600 Marlboro Ave. NE, in Alliance.
Trail Length: 4.25 Miles
Explore this network of trails with several loops on foot or by horse. You'll travel through several habitats and see views of the northern and southern parts of the reservoir.
Trail Length: 0.58 Miles
Start behind the Walborn Marina and travel under a canopy of pine trees to a popular fishing peninsula before looping back to the other side of the parking area, or continuing on the Shoreline Trail or shared Equestrian Trails.
Trail Length: 2.72 Miles
This natural surface trail wraps around the quiet and rugged shoreline from Price St. to Reeder Ave. taking you by a spillway and dam. Enjoy views of the creek from a small bridge and a wetland boardwalk as the reservoir comes in and out of view along the trail. Look for mayapple and trillium in bloom in Spring. You may see white-tailed deer, wild turkey, osprey, bald eagles, and migrating waterfowl.
Kayakers enjoy a sunny day at Walborn Reservoir,
The Stark County Park District prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in this park and on its trails. Sections of trail may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Weather may impact the accessibility of trails, always use caution.