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Ottawa Metro Park

Ottawa Metro Park provides many different outdoor recreation opportunitiesfor your enjoyment on 287.3 acres. Visitors can spend the day fishing & boating on the 89 acre Lima Lake reservoir and swimming at Ottawa Metro Park beach. Enjoy a picnic or stay overnight at the campground. Ottawa Metro Park Map.pdf


Ottawa Metro Park CampgroundOur friendly family-oriented self registering campground features thirty spacious campsites with three handicap accessible sites. Each site has hook-up for water and electric (minimum of 50 amp), picnic table, lantern holder, and fire ring. For the larger RV owners, eight pull through sites are available. A convenient dump station is located within the campground. Paved walkways and paths connect campsites to the modern shower/restroom facility with vending area as well as connecting to many other features of the Ottawa Metro Park. Campsites are available on a “first come, first serve” basis. 

Campground Rates:

Family Campsites

$30 per night

$25 per night for seniors (60+ years of age or older)

Dates of operation for the campground:
mid-April through mid-October.


The swimming beach is 450 feet in length and features wheelchair access, a “Raindrop” water fountain, aqua jump (water trampoline), surf slide, mermaid fountain, vending machines, changing area and restrooms, and a covered picnic area. Family Fun Days are scheduled throughout the summer months. The beach is protected by certified lifeguards and park rangers will be at or nearby the area for visitors’ total safety.


Daily Admission

  Allen County Resident Non Resident
Ages 2 under Free Free
Ages 3-12 $3.00 $3.50
Ages 13-up $5.00 $5.50


Season Passes:

Family Season Passes
(2 members) $75.00 – $25 for each additional member

Adult Single Season Pass
$50.00 (ages 13-up)

Youth Single Season Pass
$40 (ages 3-12)

*Seniors – 60 years of age or over receive a 10% discount

Season dates of operation:

Memorial Day Weekend though 2nd weekend in August.

2022 Hours of operation:

12 Noon to 7:00 p.m. – Weather Permitting & Staffing Availability 
Proper swimsuit attire is required.

Shelter Information

Miami Shelter

Shelter Name: Miami
Capacity: 100
FEE: $75

Erie Shelter

Shelter Name: Erie
Capacity: 125
FEE: $75

Wyandot Shelter

Shelter Name: Wyandot
Capacity: 200
FEE: $75


2632 Ada Road, Lima, OH


  • 287 acres
  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Boating (electric or wind powered)
  • Fishing (license required)
  • 18 hole Frisbee golf course
  • Play equipment
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Horseshoe pits
  • 3 reservable picnic shelters with electricity
  • Paved trail for walking, hiking & biking
  • Eastern terminus for the Rotary Riverwalk/Ottawa River Bikeway