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Events

  • Charles Mill Schedule for July 12-22

    July 12, 2024 – July 22, 2024
    Enjoy crafts, games, nature, kayaking, yoga, and more at the lake!
  • Atwood Schedule for July 18-22

    July 18, 2024 – July 22, 2024
    Enjoy crafts, our first nature center open house of the year, and a Moonlight Kayak at the lake! Plus, this week is the Alive Music Fest!
  • Seneca Day Camp for Kids

    July 18, 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.
  • Christmas in July at Tappan Lake

    July 19, 2024 – July 21, 2024
    Cool down with Christmas in July at Tappan Lake Park! Win a YETI cooler at the Santa Paddle, enjoy free ice cream, make a Christmas ornament, and meet Santa!
  • Christmas in July at Pleasant Hill Lake

    July 19, 2024 – July 20, 2024
    Cool down with Christmas in July and FIREWORKS at Pleasant Hill Lake Park!
  • Seneca Programs July 19-20

    July 19, 2024 – July 20, 2024
    Enjoy a LIVE animal show with Oglebay Zoo to You, nature programs, karaoke, BINGO, and crafts at the lake!
  • Coffee with the Chief at Charles Mill Lake

    July 20, 2024 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Meet the Chief Ranger for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District!
  • Moonlight Kayak at Seneca

    July 20, 2024 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Enjoy a kayak tour of Seneca Lake by the light of the full moon! Bring your own equipment or borrow ours.
  • Moonlight Kayak at Atwood

    July 22, 2024 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Enjoy a kayak tour of Atwood Lake by the light of the full moon! Bring your own equipment or borrow ours.
  • Moonlight Kayak at Charles Mill

    July 22, 2024 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Enjoy a kayak tour of Charles Mill Lake by the light of the full moon! Bring your own equipment or borrow ours.

    News

    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]

      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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