Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States, located along the Portage River and Lake Erie, about 44 miles east of Toledo. The population was 6,056 at the 2010 census. The city has been nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World."
The city is known for its annual Walleye Drop, commemorating the new year. Its fishing and boating industries are important to the economy, as the lake waters are rich with perch, walleye, and many other fish. Nearby attractions include the Lake Erie islands, Cedar Point amusement park, and a number of local wineries. Port Clinton's transient dockage on the Portage River is a safe harbor for Lake Erie boaters. Annual National Rifle Matches are held at neighboring Camp Perry.
Port Clinton is part of the area that is referred to regionally as Vacationland (which includes nearby Sandusky and the Lake Erie Islands), due to the large number of tourists who flock to the area in the summer months.