Lake Erie Getaway at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

Are you planning a Lake Erie getaway? Look no further than Maumee Bay State Park Lodge located right on Lake Erie in Toledo, Ohio.

Enjoy views of Lake Erie from your room and balcony with plenty of family fun entertainment both indoors and outdoors year-round at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge.

Entertainment and Family Fun at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

Maumee Bay State Park Lodge offers numerous activities and entertainment for your family to enjoy. Relax or do as much as your family wants at this Lake Erie retreat.

There are spacious Lake Erie sandy beaches for fun in the sun, swimming, and fishing. There is even a step-down retaining wall perfect for exploring, sunbathing, and fishing located right outside of the lodge. Or, enjoy swimming and fun in the sand at the large 57 acres man-made lake.

maumee-bay-man-made-lake Family fun in Toledo OhioOther fun activities include court sports, horseshoes, hiking, biking, children’s activities, swimming (inside and out), hot tubs, children’s soft play area, geocaching fitness room, game room, corn-hole, shuffleboard, fishing, canoeing, paddle boating, hiking and biking.

maumee-bay-activitiesWe especially enjoyed the 5+ miles of paved trails that run along Lake Erie, the man-made lake, and through the forest. I recommend renting a bike (by the hour) for an afternoon of exploring it all!

maumee-bay-bikingThe Marsh Boardwalk is a wheelchair accessible wooden boardwalk that winds through the marsh area. This is a shady path is fun to walk and explore (no bikes). It is an excellent path for birding.

maumee bay boardwalkMaumee Bay State Park Lodge offers two swimming pools – one indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor swimming pool is spacious with a deep 10ft end with a diving board. The zero depth entry kiddie pool  is perfect for little ones. There are plenty of lawn chairs around for relaxing in the sun as well. The outdoor pool is manned with a life guard. maumee-bay-poolsThe indoor pool is spacious and fun with the max depth of 5feet. It also is home to a splash park with a squirting and spraying water attraction. There are also two large hot tubs located in the indoor area.

There are two indoor courts where you can play a game of racquetball, volleyball, and handball. Just ask front desk for sporting equipment and a ½ hour time slot.

maumee-bay-funThe arcade and pool table offers endless hours of fun as well.

Near the front desk, you’ll find a list of daily activities. Nearly every hour or two, there are family fun activities that you can participate in for free. This includes games like capture the flag, led nature hikes, craft time, movie nights, and more. We took advantage of the craft times and movie nights during our visit and had a great time. The indoor playground is fun too!


Maumee Bay Ohio State Park Nature Center

The Maumee Bay State Park Lodge Nature Center is a great place to learn about the creatures and habitats along Lake Erie. There are well-made educational displays and with plenty of hands-on activities that make learning fun. You may even be able to hold a snack or pet a turtle. There are also taxidermied animals that allow you to get an up-close look at animals you may not otherwise be able to check out too.

wetlandsSit back and relax at the well-stocked bird-viewing area while native birds fly in for a free lunch. Maumee Bay State Park Lodge is home to The Biggest Week in American Birding every Spring offering a limited time peek at such birds as Cerulen Warblers too.


Dining at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

There are several dining options at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge. Enjoy a fully restaurant at the Water’s Edge Dining Room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining area also offers beautiful views of Lake Erie and a pond with fountain used for canoeing and paddle boating.

Maumee-Bay-610The Bayside Snack Shop offers quick sandwiches, etc with a small dining area or pool-side. You can also choose from a number of different ice-cream treats here as well.  There is also a Icebreaker Lounge for evening drinks and dining for adults.

Maumee Bay Lodging

There are a variety of lodging options at Maumee Bay Ohio State Park Lodge for every need and budget. We stayed at the lodge in a standard room with double beds. Every room at the lodge offers a beautiful Lake Erie and/or wetlands view with balcony.

P1340195We found our accommodations well-kept, clean, and comfortable. We had plenty of space for the four of us during our 3 day stay.

Maumee Bay also offers cottages with 2-4 bedrooms. They are located near the 18-hole Scottish links golf course and offer a more remote escape from it all. They are wonderfully appointed with all the comforts of home including full kitchens, laundry room, and multiple bathrooms.

Maumee Bay cottagesVisit Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

Maumee Bay State Park Lodge offers a relaxing and enjoyable Lake Erie retreat for all ages and stages of life. There were plenty of families there as well as young and older couples, larger family and friend groups too. It is a great place for family reunions, corporate events, Lake Erie destination weddings, and retreats for churches, schools, corporate, and other groups.

Make reservations for at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge today and tell them you heard about them on

Maumee Bay State Park Lodge
1750 Park Road 2
Oregon, OH 43616

For more fun things to do while visiting Maumee Bay, check out our Family Fun Toledo series, as well as our posts on Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay for day trips while staying at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge!

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