Punderson State Park and the surrounding towns possess many unique areas of interest. The Park has a history dating back to the early 1900’s when Mr. William B. Cleveland made the present day lodge his home. Presently the Park offers a lodge and cabins, campground and nature center, a chalet, marina, archery range, swimming, picnicking, hiking, sports courts, winter recreation, 18 hole golf course, and disc golf. This page highlights these features and more. Print a Park Map
Archery Range and Walking Trail
The Archery Range and Walking Trail are located opposite the Marina. The Range is open to the public and is free. There are 14 stations on the walking trail. Each presents a challenge to the shooter both on distance and elevation changes. Pictured here are the stationary targets. The Geauga Bowman’s Association Friends of Punderson member Mike Ballash plans several events throughout the year. Check the Events page for upcoming events and the Archery page for more information on the Archery Range. PLEASE be aware that this range is active throughout the day. Be safe, keep your eyes and ears open. Be aware of your surroundings and observe hunter safety while on the range and walking trails. (Broadheads not permitted).
Beach and Picnic Area
The Beach and Picnic area are located on the left as you drive in on the main road. The 600 feet of beach, playground, and the picnic area are open to the public. The beach is open only during daylight hours and no lifeguard is on duty. You can check on the water quality using the link below. The swimming advisories are now under Programs > Safety > Swim Safe or Algae Advisories
The Campground is located at the end of the road that passes the Marina. There are many activities occurring throughout the campground throughout the summer. On summer weekends there are Ice Cream Socials on Saturdays and Megan Acord, the Park Naturalist, conducts many activities ranging from nature crafts to night hikes. In addition there is the weekend movie in the campground amphitheater. Details of the months events in the campground are posted at each wash house, the William B. Cleveland Nature Center, and the Check In stations bulletin boards. Also check the Events page for further information.
Disc Golf Course
Punderson has one of the best disc golf courses in the state. Open year-round, the course features the only island basket in the state park system. The disc golf course consists of 18 holes built by the Friends of Punderson State Park near the Musher’s Trail. Extra pin placements and tee pads have been added to allow some of the longer holes to be played as two giving a 27 hole layout. A short 9 hole loop is another option. Maps showing these layouts are on the back of the kiosk by the parking lot. Take a picture with your smart phone for easy navigation.
This wooded course works its way along the eastern edge of Pine Lake. If you do not have disc golf discs to enjoy this beautiful course they are available at the Lodge and Campground Check In. Check the events page for tournaments.
Disc Golf Site: http://pundersondiscgolf.com
The 18 hole pro Golf Course and pro shop is located on the right as you travel in on the parks main road. The course is long and demanding, but worth the effort. The par 72 layout stretches over 6,800 yards and offers some especially long 3-and 5-par holes on the backside.
Hours are from 6:30am – 8:30pm weekdays and 6:00am – 8:30pm weekends.
Phone (Pro shop) 440-564-5465. Feel free to visit their website for further information.
The lodge, located at the end of the main road offers rooms and cabins. The lodge may also be reserved for special events such as reunions, conferences, weddings and wedding receptions. A full service restaurant is available. Guests can enjoy the indoor or outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, and shuffleboard courts, or just enjoy the beautiful views whatever the season. Use the link below for more details on the Lodge.
Phone (Front desk): 440-564-9144
The marina is located off the road to the campground and offers canoe, row boat, kayak, and electric motor rentals. A small store sells food, fishing supplies, and bait. A public boat launching ramp and parking area are available for your use as well as a small picnic area. The marina is currently closed for the season.
Marina Picnic Shelter
The Marina Picnic Shelter, located opposite the Marina on the road to the campground, is available for rent for $50 all day. The pavilion holds 51 people, has fixed charcoal grills, and a large open grass area for activities. The handicapped flush toilet restrooms are within 50ft. Call the Punderson State Park Office at 440-564-2279 for availability. A permit application is provided through the link below.
Marina Picnic Shelter Permit (PDF)
William B. Cleveland Nature Center
The William B. Cleveland Nature Center is located near the entrance to the campground. It is open only during the summer season. The Parks Naturalist will be available to answer your nature questions. The Naturalist also conducts several weekend programs throughout the summer which are free to all. Please visit the link below for program dates and times as well as any other information from the Park Naturalist.
The Sports Chalet is located to the left just after you enter the park. The heated facility is available to the public spring thru fall for meetings and receptions by calling the Park Office at 440-564-2279. During the winter the lighted sled hill and snack bar are open to the public (Weather permitting). Warm yourself after a hard day of sledding with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa in front of a hot crackling fire. On a snowy day call the Park Office for hours of operation.
There are several sports courts located throughout the park. Pictured is the basketball court located next to the Check In station and the tennis courts located adjacent to the Chalet. Both are free and open to the public. There are basketball, sand volleyball, tennis, and shuffle board courts located at the lodge for use by the lodge guests. A basketball half court is located at the end of the picnic area parking lot.
The park has about 10 miles of trails available for your use throughout the year. The trails are maintained in large part by The Friends of Punderson. Click on and print the color coded trail map and enjoy.
Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)
3 Snowmobile trails offer access to the park for those with snowmobiles
Beach Trail (0.5 Mile • Easy), Erie Trail (2.2 Miles • Moderate), & Iroquois Trail (0.75 Mile • Moderate)
2 Cross country ski trails are available
Huron Trail (1.3 Miles • Moderate), Mohawk Trail (1.1 Miles • Moderate)
Dog sleds are permitted on Mushers Trail (1.2 Miles • Moderate)