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  • Tappan Programs July 24-28 with Hot Dog Swim

    July 24, 2024 – July 28, 2024
    Enjoy crafts, day camp, nature programs, and BINGO at the lake! Plus bring your dog out to the beach for a hot dog swim.
  • Seneca Day Camp for Kids

    July 25, 2024 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Wild Things Day Camp for ages 8-14 Discover a wonderful world of wildlife! Meet live animals, explore the park in search of creatures big and small, and make your own birdhouse.
  • Ladies’ Night Craft at Pleasant Hill Lake

    July 25, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Grab a friend and head out to Pleasant Hill Lake Park for a fun night of crafts!
  • Christmas in July at Atwood Lake

    July 26, 2024 – July 27, 2024
    Cool down with Christmas in July at Atwood Lake Park!
  • Pleasant Hill Food Truck N Tunes Fest

    July 26, 2024 – July 28, 2024
    Enjoy food and music at the lake! Plus compete in the Poker Paddle for a chance to win a free YETI cooler!
  • Seneca Christmas in July

    July 26, 2024 – July 27, 2024
    Spend the weekend at the lake and cool down with crafts, lot decorating, BINGO, and meet Santa!
  • Charles Mill Nature at Night Weekend

    July 26, 2024 – July 28, 2024
    Learn about nature at night with Bugman and Mothing Discovery, plus crafts, games, and BINGO!
  • Yoga at the Beach!

    July 27, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Join Be Yoga Studios for a relaxing yoga session on the beach! All experience levels are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. Suggested donation of $5-$10 […]
  • Poker Paddle at Piedmont Lake

    July 27, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Paddle around Piedmont Lake to find poker stops and collect poker chips to compete to win a kayak with the best poker hand!
  • Poker Paddle at Pleasant Hill Lake

    July 28, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Paddle around Pleasant Hill Lake to find poker stops and collect poker chips to compete to win a kayak with the best poker hand!

    News

    • Parks and Recreation Month at MWCD

      July 22, 2024
      MWCD Celebrates ‘Where You Belong’   Parks and Recreation Month highlight the impacts of outdoor recreation   The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative […]
    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for the New Atwood Lake Park Activity Center

      July 16, 2024
      The MWCD is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the newly renovated Atwood Lake Park Activity Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Saturday, July 13, marking a significant […]
    • Funding available for projects advancing conservation, environmental stewardship

      June 25, 2024
      Funding available for projects advancing conservation, environmental stewardship Applications open for research, community and innovation grants as well as fellowships The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), through its Environmental Stewardship […]
    • Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Court Appoints Karl Gebhardt to Board of Directors

      June 14, 2024
      Ohio environment, agriculture, and natural resources leader Karl Gebhardt has been appointed to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) board of directors by the Conservancy Court. The Court is the […]
    • MWCD Invites You to Capture the Canvas for a Chance to Win Prizes!

      June 3, 2024
      The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) invites you to hit the trails this summer for a chance to win fabulous prizes while having a great time outdoors with your family […]
    • MWCD Celebrates Earth Day

      May 3, 2024
      ​​​MWCD Celebrates Earth Day by Planting 100 Trees at Clendening Marina and Collecting 33,000 Pounds of Tires at Atwood Lake NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO — Earth Day was celebrated nationally on […]
    • Earth Day 2024

      April 15, 2024
      In Celebration of Earth Day Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is excited to invite the public to join in a series of events highlighting and supporting Eastern Ohio’s natural resources […]

      Explore MWCD

      Camping/Glamping

      Plan your next getaway with us. Whether you want to rough-it in a tent or get cozy in a cabin, we have campsites and activities for everyone. 

      Mother and daughter canoeing on the river Mother and daughter canoeing on the river

      Water Recreation

      Spend the day on the water! Our recreational activities on the lake include renting a boat or kayaks, fishing, and swimming at one of our many beaches.

      Group hiking up a trail Group hiking up a trail

      Hiking/Biking Trails

      Whether you want a steep challenge or a casual outing, choose from one of our many hiking trails and biking paths that explore the beauty of the watershed.

      Man and child fishing off the water bank Man and child fishing off the water bank

      Conservation

      We work to preserve our reservoirs, waterways, and shorelines so wildlife can thrive and people can enjoy them for generations.

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