Lake Metroparks - Chagrin River Park
 

Chagrin River Park

3100 Reeves Road
Willoughby, OH 44094

Lon: 81° 24' 20.943" W•Lat: 41° 39' 30.609"N

1000 Rural Drive
Eastlake, OH 44095

Lon: 81° 25' 4.628" W • Lat: 41° 39' 41.175" N

37699 Erie Road
Willoughby, OH 44094

Lon: 81° 24' 48.379" W • Lat: 41° 39' 4.211" N



Park information and trail map

The Chagrin River runs through this 237 acre park located in the communities of Eastlake and Willoughby. Most of the park's natural areas are made up of dense shrubs with pockets of mature forest bordering wetland areas.

Look for great blue herons, kingfishers, bank swallows, and sandpipers near the river. Two wetland areas support frogs, salamanders, and a variety of songbirds. The seasonal wetland near the picnic shelter serves as a haven for great blue heron and ducks, such as mallards and blue-winged teal. Park land on the east and west bank of the Chagrin River are linked by a pedestrian bridge. Access is provided to more than 2.83 miles of trails.

Anglers will enjoy fishing along the banks of and wading in the Chagrin River. An Ohio fishing license required to fish in the Chagrin River. Click here for more information about fishing in Lake Metroparks.

History

The site is named the Reeve Village site for the property's owner, Dr. George N. Reeve. People living here between 1250 and 1500 AD have been named the Whittlesey Culture after the archaeologist. Archaeologist Charles Whittlesey found evidence of earthworks along the Chagrin River just downstream from this park. During several excavations, a variety of artifacts were found including clay vessels, bird bone beads, projectile points, scrapers, and a large number of smoking or ceremonial pipes. These can now be seen at the Indian Museum of Lake County.

Shelters

Reeves Road shelter

Located on Reeves Road in Eastlake. The shelter capacity is 75 and has electricity. Shelter is close to restrooms, playground, recreational field, fire ring and sand volleyball court. The Chagrin River and all other areas of the park are accessible by way of the hiking trails.
Click here to reserve online or call 440-358-7275.

 

Rural Drive shelter

The shelter capacity is 75 and has electricity. Shelter is close to restrooms.
The Chagrin River, fire ring, and all other areas of the park are accessible by way
of the hiking trails.
Click here to reserve online
or call 440-358-7275.

 


Amenities

237 acres. Picnic area with grills. Picnic shelters. Drinking water. Restrooms. Hiking trails. Playground. Fishing. Sledding hill. Fire ring with firewood. Sand volleyball court. Ball/game fields. Pay phone.

Directions

Reeves Road entrance: Take Rt. 2 to Lost Nation Road and go north. Turn left onto Reeves Road. Chagrin River Park is located on the left.

Please note: Reeves Road is under construction. The park entrance is open and can still be accessed from both directions.

Rural Drive entrance: Take Rt. 2 to Lost Nation Road and go north. Turn left onto Reeves Road; pass the Reeves Road entrance and follow to Rural Drive. Turn left and the entrance is located at the end of Rural Drive.

Erie Road entrance (From the east): Take Route 2 to the Lost Nation Road exit and go south to St. Clair Street (directly across from the east-bound Route 2/Lost Nation exit ramp). Go west on St. Clair Street to Erie Road. Turn right. Chagrin River Park is located on the right.

Erie Road entrance (From the west): Take Route 2 to the Lost Nation Road exit. Follow St. Clair Street (located directly across from the exit ramp) to Erie Road. Turn right. Chagrin River Park is located on the right.

 
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