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Events

  • Atwood Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2024 – May 27, 2024
    Celebrate Memorial Day at Atwood Lake Park!
  • Charles Mill Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2024 – May 27, 2024
    Memorial Day Weekend is full of fun, with archery, bike parades, tie dye, live music, and more! Make your plans to spend the weekend at the lake.
  • Pleasant Hill Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2024 – May 27, 2024
    Celebrate Memorial Day at the lake!
  • Seneca Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2024 – May 27, 2024
    Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend at Seneca Lake!
  • Tappan Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2024 – May 27, 2024
    Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Tappan Lake!
  • Coffee with the Chief at Seneca Lake

    June 1, 2024 – June 2, 2024
    Meet the Chief Ranger for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District!
  • Pleasant Hill Summer Beach Festival

    June 8, 2024 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Enjoy a day of fun with kids swimming, kids’ games and activities, prize drawings, food trucks, and Nate the Great balloon artists.
  • Pleasant Valley Triathlon, Duathlon, & Aquabike

    June 16, 2024
    HFP Racing presents the Pleasant Valley Triathlon, Duathlon, & Aquabike at Pleasant Hill Lake Park.
  • Pollinator Palooza at Atwood Lake

    June 29, 2024
    Learn about Ohio’s amazing pollinators at Atwood Lake Park!
  • Coffee with the Chief at Pleasant Hill Lake

    June 29, 2024 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Meet the Chief Ranger for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District!

    News

    • 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 […]
    • Dockside Bar & Grill to Open at Tappan Marina

      April 12, 2024
      The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is thrilled to announce the Dockside Bar & Grill will be opening at Tappan Lake Marina. The restaurant, operated by Buehler’s Fresh Foods, is […]
    • MWCD: Honoring our Past, Planning our Future

      March 7, 2024
      Published by: Craig Butler, MWCD Executive Director Last year was a landmark year for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) as we honored our past by celebrating 90 years of […]
    • Country Waves 2024 – Featuring Joe Nichols

      March 4, 2024
      Join us at Atwood Lake Park on August 17, 2024, for our second annual Country Waves Concert with Joe Nichols, Travis Denning & Catie Offerman performing. Tickets are on sale […]
    • MWCD Rangers Complete CPR and First Aid Training

      February 23, 2024
      In a commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors, our dedicated park rangers recently participated in a comprehensive CPR and First Aid training program. This training heightens […]
    • Woody Woodward, OPRA Executive Director, Eric Stechschulte, Dylan Sayre, Aaron Stump, and Nate Eppink, OPRA Board President

      MWCD Accepts First Place Award for Trails Program

      February 15, 2024
      Staff from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) recently attended the Ohio Park and Recreation Association (OPRA) annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio. During the conference, the OPRA Annual Awards of […]

      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.

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      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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