Fireworks to highlight Fourth of July events at MWCD lake parks

June 25, 2013

The Fourth of July holiday weekend will be spectacular on the water, at the beaches and in the skies at night above the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) lakes and parks.


A total of five giant fireworks shows are planned during the holiday at the MWCD lake parks.


Fireworks are scheduled at the parks on the following dates, at dark:


Atwood Lake Park – July 4 (Thursday)


Pleasant Hill Lake Park – July 5 (Friday)


Charles Mill Lake Park – July 6 (Saturday)


Seneca Lake Park – July 6 (Saturday)


Tappan Lake Park – July 6 (Saturday)


Campers spending the weekend at Charles Mill Lake Park or Pleasant Hill Lake Park are invited to attend both fireworks shows at those neighboring parks for free. And Pleasant Hill Lake Park has another fireworks show scheduled on July 20 (Saturday) during the park’s annual Christmas In July celebration.


Activities also are planned throughout the Fourth of July holiday weekend and during the entire camping season at the MWCD lake parks, and camping is available all year long. For a list of rates and complete details, including how to make overnight reservations, visit the MWCD website at


The full park season at the MWCD lake parks runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


Atwood Lake Park is located in Carroll and Tuscarawas counties only a few miles from the Bolivar exit of I-77, Charles Mill Lake Park is located near Mansfield off Rt. 30 and I-71 in Ashland and Richland counties, Pleasant Hill Lake Park is located near Loudonville and Perrysville in Ashland and Richland counties, Seneca Lake Park is located just south of the intersection of I-70 and I-77 in Guernsey and Noble counties, and Tappan Lake Park is located a few miles west of Cadiz off Rt. 250 in Harrison County.


The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving an estimated $10.7 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).


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