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High Lake Level Alert

Due to high water impacts, Charles Mill, Piedmont, and Pleasant Hill lake public launch ramps are currently closed. 

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    The perfect getaway


  • Atwood Programs for April 13

    April 13, 2024
    Enjoy crafts and nature programs at Atwood Lake Park!
  • Tappan Program Schedule for April 13

    April 13, 2024
    Enjoy crafts, nature exploration, and Adult BINGO at Tappan Lake!
  • Lottery for NEW seasonal dockers

    April 13, 2024 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Seasonal Docker Lotteries are coming soon! Below is important information for anyone who is a current seasonal docker who would like to change slips. (If you are a current seasonal […]
  • Solar Eclipse Painting Class at Charles Mill

    April 13, 2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Paint a beautiful solar eclipse landscape with Linda Goodman at Charles Mill Lake Park!
  • Atwood Tree Giveaway & Earth Day Clean-up

    April 20, 2024 – April 21, 2024
    Celebrate spring and earn free camping during the Earth Day Cleanup and stop by our Tree Giveaway!
  • Charles Mill Earth Day Celebration

    April 20, 2024
    Celebrate Earth Day with a tree giveaway and earn free camping with a cleanup!
  • Tappan Earth Day Celebration & Programs for April 20

    April 20, 2024
    The day is full with Ohio Boater Education Course, Knotty Hour Open House, Tree Giveaway, Earth Day Cleanup, and more at Tappan Lake!
  • Earth Day Clean-up Challenge – WIN A PRIZE

    April 20, 2024 – April 28, 2024
    Celebrate Earth Day by visiting a MWCD lake! Explore the lake anytime between April 20 and 28, take a photo of your adventures, and post to social media to be […]
  • 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.
  • BioBlitz at Seneca Lake

    April 20, 2024 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Join Rural Action and the MWCD for a fun and educational event where nature enthusiasts of all ages can explore the park’s incredible biodiversity. Everyone will have the opportunity to […]


    • 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 […]
    • 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

      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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