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Wallace Lake

Wallace Lake is located in Berea on Valley Parkway, one mile south of Bagley Road in Mill Stream Run Reservation. The lake was impounded to its present size of 17.6 acres through construction of a spillbox structure at the north end of the lake in 1941.

The flooding joined two formerly separate stone quarries with a shallower connecting channel which provides for a diversity of fish habitat in this relatively small lake.

Fish species of importance at Wallace Lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, brown bullhead, carp, channel catfish and rainbow trout.



Amenities Include:

  • Concession stand 
  • Picnic tables 
  • Grills 
  • Boating area 
  • Paddle boat, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals 
  • Fishing and ice-fishing area 
  • Swimming beach 
  • Restrooms 
  • Parking 

Rental Information

  • 2-3 Person Rental for ½ hour: $8
  • 4-5 Person Rental for ½ hour: $11
  • 2-3 Person Rental for 1 hour: $11
  • 4-5 Person Rental for 1 hour: $14

  • 1 Person for 1/2 hour: $9
  • 1 Person for 1 hour: $15

Standup Paddleboards
  • 1 Person Rental for 1/2 hour: $10
  • 1 Person Rental for 1 hour: $16

Picnic Shelters

For information on picnic shelter rental or availability, contact 216-635-3304


Enjoy tasty treats at the concession stand with a variety of snacks, beverages and ice cream. Bait is also available for sale at the concession stand. Open June - August, 11am-9pm, weather permitting (Dates and times are subject to change.) For additional information call 440-243-6103.


  • Obey Lifeguard Instructions At All Times
  • No Swimming When Red Beach Flags Are Posted Due to Weather/Safety Conditions
  • No Swimming In Unauthorized Areas
  • No Diving
  • No Alcohol Or Drugs
  • Children Eight (8) Years & Under Must Have Adult (Age 18+) Supervision
  • No Glass Containers
  • No Pets On The Beach Or In The Water
  • No Flotation Devices (Only U.S. Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets Allowed)
  • Swim Diapers Required for Infants And Small Children
  • No Fishing Near Designated Swimming Areas
  • No Masks, Snorkels Or Scuba Equipment
  • All patrons are required to follow Cleveland Metroparks Waterfront Rules and Regulations. For the safety of all patrons, lifeguards will enforce any additional rules deemed necessary. Lifeguards have complete authority at all times while on duty, under the direct supervision of the Aquatics/Facilities Manager.

    Fishing Information

    Special fishing regulations are posted at Wallace Lake as follows:

    • Largemouth bass - minimum legal keeper size is 12 inches 
    • daily harvest limit is two bass per angler 
    • Rainbow Trout - daily harvest limit is three trout per angler 

    Wallace Lake receives annual stockings of adult channel catfish in May and the lake receives two stockings of rainbow trout each winter for ice fishing.


    Wallace Lake serves as the west side location for Cleveland Metroparks children's fishing derby, which is held in May of each year. For additional event information call 440-331-8017.

    For more information regarding the fishery of this lake, the Wallace Lake Management Plan is available online at the following link: Wallace Lake Management Plan