Tappan Marina Ribbon Cutting Set for May 27

May 24, 2022

The nearly $6 million renovation to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s (MWCD) Tappan Lake Marina is complete and Waters Edge Kitchen + Bar is open! The community is invited to join us for a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. located at 33315 Cadiz-Dennison Rd., Scio, Ohio 43988.

Tappan Lake draws anglers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia among other states and boating clubs and private groups host more than 100 fishing tournaments from April through October. The newly renovated area serves as a hub for the community by offering marina services, restaurant, boat sales and service, and an EV charging station.

The marina, located on the lower level, offers pontoon and fishing boat rentals, boating supplies, gifts, bait and tackle, fuel sales, snacks, docking rentals, boat and fishing licenses, restrooms, and showers all under one roof.

“With the completion of this project, we can now serve our guests more efficiently,” said Jeremy Hoffer, Tappan Lake Marina Manager. “The marina operation is on the waterfront level, which allows us to keep an eye on the water. We can also now handle transactions out on the fuel dock, making that process much quicker.”

Waters Edge Kitchen + Bar, located at the marina is operated by Matt Donahoe and Shari Lewis, operators of the Dennison Yard in Dennison. “We are very excited to be open and serving the community,” said Matt Donahoe. “The full-service restaurant and bar is a beautiful setting for boaters and visitors to enjoy a delicious meal with an unbeatable view of the lake. The seating on the outdoor deck has been a huge draw for guests.”

Ohio Valley Boats, operated by Keith Ott is located next door to the marina and provides boat sales and service.

SR 250 now has a place for drivers to charge their electric vehicles. This dual port, level 2 EV Charging Station is open to the public seven days a week. Users must have the Chargepoint app, which is free to download. MWCD is offering this service free to start but plans to re-evaluate usage and might change to pay-per-charge.

The charging station was installed with planning support from Clean Fuels Ohio and funding from AEP Ohio and is a step toward necessary infrastructure to support connecting rural areas.

“With the installation of a Level 2 EV charging station at Tappan Marina, MWCD is taking on a leadership role in helping build the infrastructure rural drivers need to access the economic and clean air benefits of electric vehicles,” said Brandon Jones, Consulting Services Manager with Clean Fuels Ohio.

 According to Chargepoint, Level 2 charging adds about 25 miles of Range Per Hour (RPH). The time to fully charge an EV with a 100-mile Battery is 4-5 hours. Typically, most drivers charge their vehicle from empty to full at home and "top off" during the day. 

Waters Edge Kitchen + Bar Hours:

Wednesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11:00a.m. – 9:00p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Tappan Marina Hours beginning Memorial Day Weekend:

Sunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ohio Valley Boats Hours:

Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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