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Portage Quarry Recreation Club, Inc. is a 42 acre Recreation Park located south of the college town of Bowling Green, Ohio. The spring fed 22 acre lake offers some of the clearest and cleanest water in the midwest. This offers an ideal place for scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing. Also, shaded picnic areas, large grassy lawns, three volleyball and horseshoe courts, a sandy beach, and free parking are available.

Divers must show proof of certification or be with a certified instructor, must have a BC and depth gauge, no spear fishing, no diving without dive buddy, no personal compressors or cascade systems are allowed. Also, entrants must sign liability release, no pets, no glass, fires in designated areas only, not responsible for lost/stolen property and damage to vehicles.

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Scuba divers have taken advantage of the clear water for quite some time. You have easy access to the water's edge with parking nearby. Underwater attractions include a sunken school bus, three cabin cruisers, a phone booth, silo, many cars and a four seat Beechcraft airplane. Friendly Blue-gills, bass, walleyes, and catfish abound. The onsite dive shop has two 18cfm compressors and a large cascade system for fast certified air fills.

For the non-divers a large swimming area and three rafts offer sun in the summer sun. Also, a roped-off shallow area with a slide is available for children. The primitive camping has 23 sites with a vending machine, ice, port-a-pots, and changing rooms. Food, groceries, and motels are available just a few miles away in Bowling Green.