SIPPO LAKE PARK

Perry Dr., 12th St. NW, and Genoa Ave. in Perry Twp.

Sippo Lake Park features three entrances: Tyner St. off of Perry Dr., 12th St. NW, and Genoa Ave.

The Administrative office, Clubhouse, Boat Shelter, and Sippo Lake Marina are located at 5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, 44708, off of Perry Dr.

The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is a center of nature, culture, and life-long learning established in June 2007 as a partnership between the Stark County Park District and the Stark County District Library.  The facility includes: three banquet and meeting rooms, a video conference center, the Perry Sippo Branch Library featuring a 58,000-item collection with specialized nature and Canalway history resources, outdoor terrace and indoor fireplace, drive-through book drop, 400-gallon aquarium, wireless internet access and public computers.

- Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center

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

- Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Science Classroom with live wildlife

- Indoor bird-viewing windows 

- Hiking and biking trails around beautiful Sippo Lake

The Stark County Park District and Stark County District Library-Perry Sippo Branch share more than a building.  Staff members work together daily to demonstrate a commitment to education, the environment, community outreach, and stewardship of financial resources that make this partnership unique.  Portions of the facility are available to the community, including three banquet and meeting rooms and a Video Conference Center, visit www.StarkPartyHall.com for rental information, photos, and availability.

The Wildlife Conservation Center and the Public Safety/Operations departments are located at the Genoa Ave. entrance (798 and 800 Genoa Ave. NW, Massillon, 44646).

Sippo Lake Park was purchased in 1977 with a Community Development Block Grant because of its central location between two of Stark County's major cities. It provides visitors with a variety of amenities, programs, and 202 acres of deciduous forest, wetlands, old fields, and mixed shrub areas. Featuring a variety of habitats for wildlife viewing, this quiet urban oasis is home to a large number of bird species, including blue herons and other waterfowl. The songs of spring peepers, frogs, and toads also enliven evening sunsets along the shoreline of the 100-acre lake. The bluegill, crappie, carp, catfish, yellow perch, and bass that make Sippo Lake their home often jump right out of the water in the lake's early morning mist.  Fishing is permitted, view the boating and fishing guide here for a complete list of regulations.

Sippo Lake Fishing Map

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.