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  • Ohio Hunter Education Course at Tappan

    March 2, 2024 – March 3, 2024
    The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District staff will be this FREE two-day course, instructor-led course. Hunter education is a requirement for all first-time license buyers in Ohio, except those who hunt with an apprentice license.
  • Lottery for NEW seasonal campers

    March 9, 2024 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    The lottery for NEW seasonal campers at Atwood, Charles Mill, Clendening, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Seneca, and Tappan Lake Campgrounds will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 9 a.m.* *Please […]
  • Atwood Welcome Back Weekend & Solar Eclipse

    April 5, 2024 – April 7, 2024
    Celebrate the first weekend of seasonal camping and learn about the upcoming Solar Eclipse!
  • Charles Mill Welcome Back Weekend & Solar Eclipse

    April 5, 2024 – April 7, 2024
    Celebrate the first weekend of seasonal camping and learn about the upcoming Solar Eclipse!
  • Pleasant Hill Welcome Back Campers & Solar Eclipse

    April 5, 2024 – April 7, 2024
    Celebrate the first weekend of seasonal camping and learn about the upcoming Solar Eclipse!
  • Tappan Welcome Back Weekend & Solar Eclipse

    April 5, 2024 – April 7, 2024
    Celebrate the first weekend of seasonal camping and learn about the upcoming Solar Eclipse!
  • Ohio Boating Education Course at Tappan Marina

    April 20, 2024 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    If you were born on or after January 1, 1982 Ohio law requires that you complete an approved boating safety education course to operate any powered watercraft greater than 10 horsepower. You can meet Ohio’s Boater Education requirement by attending this approved boating education course and passing a proficiency exam.
  • Charles Mill Mohican Wildlife Weekend

    April 26, 2024 – April 27, 2024
    This annual event highlights the Greater Mohican Area located in Ohio’s Ashland and Richland Counties. Special programs feature the area’s rich heritage, abundant wildlife, vast recreation opportunities, and diverse natural resources.
  • Pleasant Hill Mohican Wildlife Weekend

    April 27, 2024
    This annual event highlights the Greater Mohican Area located in Ohio’s Ashland and Richland Counties. Special programs feature the area’s rich heritage, abundant wildlife, vast recreation opportunities, and diverse natural resources.
  • Ohio Boating Education Course at Atwood Lake Park

    April 27, 2024 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    If you were born on or after January 1, 1982 Ohio law requires that you complete an approved boating safety education course to operate any powered watercraft greater than 10 horsepower. You can meet Ohio’s Boating Education requirement by attending this approved boating education course and passing a proficiency exam.

    News

    • 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 […]
    • MWCD Rangers Achieve Recertification by the Ohio Law Enforcement Collaborative Distinction Represents Outstanding Professionalism in Law Enforcement Practices

      February 6, 2024
      MWCD Rangers Achieve Recertification by the Ohio Law Enforcement Collaborative Distinction Represents Outstanding Professionalism in Law Enforcement Practices
    • David Lautenschleger

      MWCD Names New Chief of Engineering

      January 8, 2024
      The MWCD announced the appointment of David Lautenschleger to be the new Chief of Engineering
    • A previous grant awarded to Youngstown State University to conduct a nutrition reduction analysis at Tappan and Atwood Lakes

      MWCD Approves More than $900,000 in Grants to Help Prevent Flooding and Improve Water Quality

      December 27, 2023
      Members of the MWCD Board of Directors recently approved more than $900,000 in grants to eight organizations for new projects that will help protect against flooding and improve water quality in the Muskingum Watershed.
    • Peter Novotny

      MWCD Names New Chief of Recreation

      December 12, 2023
      The MWCD announced the appointment of Peter Novotny to be the new Chief of Recreation and lead all recreation-related strategies and efforts for the District.
    • MWCD awards $205,000 in grants for 5 community projects

      December 5, 2023
      Five community projects located throughout the 18-county Muskingum River Watershed region in Eastern Ohio will receive a total of more than $205,000 in funding this year from the Muskingum Watershed […]

      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. 

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      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.

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      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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