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    The perfect getaway


  • Tappan Program Schedule June 12-15

    June 12, 2024 – June 15, 2024
    Enjoy nature programs, crafts, BINGO, kids karate, and New Philadelphia Steel Drum Band!
  • Charles Mill Adventures in Space

    June 14, 2024 – June 16, 2024
    Spend the weekend at the lake with the special guy in your life! Make a gift, watch a movie, play cornhole, and learn about space!
  • Atwood Father’s Day Weekend

    June 14, 2024 – June 16, 2024
    Celebrate Father’s Day at the lake with food trucks, yard games, live music, and more!
  • Seneca Father’s Day Weekend

    June 14, 2024 – June 15, 2024
    Spend time with dad at the lake and enjoy coffee and donuts, BINGO, nature programs, and Golf Cart Poker Run!
  • Pleasant Hill Father’s Day Weekend

    June 14, 2024 – June 15, 2024
    Bring dad to the lake for pancake breakfast, cornhole contest, and hot dog swim!
  • Pleasant Valley Triathlon, Duathlon, & Aquabike

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

    June 16, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Paddle around Atwood Lake to find poker stops and collect poker chips to compete to win a kayak with the best poker hand!
  • Tappan Program Schedule June 18-22

    June 18, 2024 – June 22, 2024
    Relax at the lake with crafts, nature programs, and BINGO!
  • Atwood June 20-23 Program Schedule

    June 20, 2024 – June 23, 2024
    Enjoy free ice cream, hot dog swim, sandcastle building, moonlight kayak tour, and more!
  • Moonlight Kayak at Atwood

    June 20, 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.


    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]

      Explore MWCD


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


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