• Gather your friends and getaway!

    Gather your friends and getaway!

  • Relax and reconnect

    Relax and reconnect

    The perfect getaway

  • Make a SPLASH!

    Make a SPLASH!

    No matter the size

  • Roasted Marshmallows

    Roasted Marshmallows

    ...and memories in the making

  • It's not about the fish

    It's not about the fish

    It's the time spent together catching them.

  • Cannon Ball

    Cannon Ball

    Let's make a splash!

  • Saddle Up at Pleasant Hill Lake Park!

    Saddle Up at Pleasant Hill Lake Park!

    Nearly 88 miles of equine trails connect to nearby Mohican State Forest

  • Escape to the Lake!

    Escape to the Lake!

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  • Tappan+Lake+Morning

Muskingum Watershed: Ohio Lakes, Camping, and Water Conservation

The Muskingum River Watershed, which covers more than 8,000 square miles and drains into the Muskingum River, is the largest wholly contained watershed in the state of Ohio, covering about 20 percent of the state. The Muskingum River - which is formed by the confluence of the Tuscarawas and Walhonding rivers at Coshocton, OH - empties into the Ohio River at Marietta.

The system of reservoirs and dams in the watershed offers flood reduction and water conservation benefits to the region's property owners and residents. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, was responsible for the development of the reservoirs and dams. Today the MWCD is dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, water conservation and recreational opportunities in the Muskingum River Watershed.

Click on the cover of the MWCD brochure to find an overview of the district including fish species and contact information for each location.

 

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