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Atwood Lake Park Fireworks: July 5, 2019

  |  July 3, 2019
Visit Atwood Lake Park to celebrate Independence Day with a firework show over the lake on Friday, July 5th! Fireworks will be set off at dusk and can be viewed from the campgrounds, shore, and lake.

Lake Levels

  |  July 2, 2019
Real time, current reservoir levels in the Muskingum River Watershed are always a click away.

Boating Advisory Lifted for Pleasant Hill Lake

  |  June 29, 2019
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has lifted a boating advisory for Pleasant Hill Lake. Public boat launch ramps are open and boating activities on Pleasant Hill Lake can resume as usual.

Charles Mill Lake Park Fireworks Rescheduled

  |  June 26, 2019
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is rescheduling Independence Day fireworks at Charles Mill Lake Park. The fireworks, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 6, have been rescheduled for August 31, 2019 due to high water levels.

Boating Advisory on Atwood and Leesville Lakes

  |  June 25, 2019
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has issued a boating advisory for Atwood and Leesville Lakes. Due to high water conditions, the entire lake is designated no wake zone until further notice.

Career Day at Atwood

  |  June 10, 2019
On May 20, 2019 MWCD hosted a Middle School Career Connections event at Atwood Lake Park. Fourteen middle school students from the Tusky Valley and Conotton Valley school districts attended the event. Through the East Central Ohio Educational Service

Rescued and Rehabilitated Bobcat Released in Clendening Lake Region

  |  June 6, 2019
On May 31, 2019, MWCD and Lake Metroparks staff released a rehabilitated bobcat near Clendening Lake

MWCD Board Approves $6.1 Million Dollar Project at Tappan Marina

  |  May 17, 2019
This fall, customers of Tappan Lake Marina will begin to see the first steps of a complete renovation of the MWCD-owned and operated facility.

MWCD Staff Plants 1,100 Trees

  |  April 22, 2019
On April 16, staff planted more than 1,000 trees near Tappan Lake. The area planted was formerly utilized for dredge disposal for the dredging of Tappan Lake.

Please complete our survey for Leesville and Clendening Lakes

  |  March 22, 2019
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is dedicated to improving communication, services and facilities over the next several years. Part of this plan includes soliciting feedback from our loyal customers to ensure that we are in-line wi

Job Fair Planned at Tappan Lake!

By   |  February 20, 2019
The MWCD is now hiring for numerous seasonal positions at Tappan, Clendening, and Piedmont Lakes. Apply in person and interview on the spot on March 29!

Catch a line on a Summer Job at our JOB FAIR!

  |  December 7, 2018
The MWCD parks and marinas are now hiring for 2019 summer positions! Individuals can apply and interview for positions at a job fair on Wednesday, December 19 in New Philadelphia.
Keywords: job, seasonal, summer

MWCD Winter Drawdown Schedule and Reservoir Projects Released

By Adria Bergeron  |  October 3, 2018
Drawdown will begin in early November and the return to normal pool elevation will initiate in February. Normal pool elevations will be obtained in time for the summer recreation season.

Atwood Area Fall Festival is October 5-7, 2018

  |  September 24, 2018
Festival hours are Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. The cost is $5.00 per person and children under 12 are free. Senior day is Friday, October 5 and anyone over the age of 55 is $2.00. 

Sign Up for E-Newsletters

  |  August 20, 2018
Sign up for the MWCD e-newsletter to receive information about facility improvements, events and general information!

2017 Annual Report of Operations

  |  August 14, 2018
The 2017 Annual Report of Operations provides an overview of each department within the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.
Keywords: annual report

Join us August 4th for a public meeting about Tappan Marina!

By Adria Bergeron  |  July 23, 2018
2018 has been a transitional year for the marina, and MWCD is dedicated to improving communication, services and facilities over the next several years. Part of this plan includes soliciting feedback from our loyal customers.

The New Restaurant at Tappan Marina is Open!

By Adria Bergeron  |  June 1, 2018
The restaurant, operated by the owner of Dennison Yard, has been highly anticipated by marina guests.

Newest Issue of LakeViews Newsletter is online!

By   |  May 18, 2018
Check out the latest MWCD news at
Keywords: lakeviews, newsletter

MWCD to Participate in Ohio Tourism Day

By Adria Bergeron  |  May 4, 2018
In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the MWCD will join 90 attractions, visitor bureaus, restaurants, lodging, retail, and other tourism businesses exhibiting at Ohio Tourism Day on May 9, as proclaimed by Governor John R. Kasich.
Keywords: ohio tourism day

Passing of MWCD Board Member

By   |  April 9, 2018
"On behalf of the MWCD Board of Directors and the entire MWCD team, we send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Steve’s wife, Kathy, and their entire family as they manage through this very difficult time", stated John Hoopingarner, the Executive Director of MWCD.

New Online Reservation System Now Available

By Adria Bergeron  |  April 1, 2018
New Online Reservation System Now Available!

MWCD Staff Members Lead Tusc County Chamber

By   |  March 1, 2018
Keywords: chamber, mwcd

Seasonal Job Fair Scheduled for March 2

By   |  February 16, 2018
The MWCD is now hiring for a variety of seasonal positions and will be hosting a Seasonal Job Fair on March 2, from 4 to 7pm. The event will be held at Tappan Lake Park's Activity Center. Interested individuals can learn about the positions at Clendening, Piedmont, and Tappan Lakes.

MWCD Main Office Annex Recently Purchased and Occupied

By   |  February 8, 2018
Part of the MWCD Main Office operations has recently moved into a permanent home after leasing space for the past three years. Engineering, Field Services and part of Recreation operations have moved into a 2-year-old facility located at 2050 Reiser

Pleasant Hill Cabins in Final Design

By   |  January 31, 2018
Keywords: cabins, pleasant hill

Updated Sportsman’s Maps on MWCD Web Page

By   |  November 14, 2017
MWCD owns over 54,000 acres of land and water throughout eastern Ohio with the majority of acreage open to public access. The abundance of wildlife on MWCD lands offers unique opportunities to avid outdoor enthusiasts. Wildlife found throughout MWCD
Keywords: hunting, maps