Fireworks to make summer of 2014 memorable at MWCD lake parks

May 14, 2014

Summer – and fireworks – are a great combination at the lakes of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

The summer of 2014 again will feature fireworks shows at the five MWCD lake parks – located at Atwood, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Seneca and Tappan lakes. The parks also now offer online reservations at for overnight camping and cabin stays, so planning a visit to a park for a fireworks show is quick and easy.

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

Atwood Lake Park – July 4 (Friday)

Charles Mill Lake Park – July 5 (Saturday)

Pleasant Hill Lake Park – Shows scheduled July 19 (Saturday) and Aug. 30 (Saturday)

Seneca Lake Park – July 5 (Saturday)

Tappan Lake Park – July 5 (Saturday)

Activities also are planned throughout the summer season at the MWCD lake parks, and camping is available all year long. For a list of rates and complete details, visit

The full park season at the five MWCD lake parks runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Admission for a day at the parks, including use of the swimming beaches, is only $5 per vehicle during the park season.

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).

For more information about the MWCD, visit and follow the MWCD on Facebook and Twitter.

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