MWCD Master Plan Updates

Park and Marina Capital Improvement Presentations

July 11, 2016 Update

Informational meetings presenting updates on current and future projects were held at Atwood, Charles Mill and Pleasant Hill Lake Parks on July 8th and 9th.  A public meeting for Piedmont Marina will take place Friday, July 15 at the marina from 6-8pm. Tappan Lake Park's meeting will take place Saturday, July 16th from 9-11am and a meeting for Seneca Lake Park improvements will be held Saturday, July 16 from 1-3pm. Links for Atwood, Charles Mill and Pleasant Hill are below. Piedmont, Seneca and Tappan will be added next week.

Atwood Improvement Presentation July 2016

Charles Mill Improvement Presentation July 2016

Piedmont Marina and Campground Improvement Presentation July 2016

Pleasant Hill Improvement Presentation July 2016

Seneca Improvement Presentation July 2016

Tappan Improvement Presentation July 2016

Capital Improvement Plan Website Now Online

July 1, 2015 Update

A new website, designed to inform the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District's public about the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects, is now online.  Click here to access the MWCD CIP web page, and please provide comments and suggestions to the MWCD Information Technology group.

**Note** If the map does not display when the page is opened the first time, please refresh the webpage for the map to load properly.



Park and Marina Capital Improvement Plan Frequently Asked Questions

June 9, 2015 Update

Planning for park and marina improvements is well underway. Throughout the process of improving facilities and upgrading infrastructure, MWCD staff has been working diligently to make the transition as seamless as possible for our guests. This is a very exciting and busy time for the MWCD. To alleviate any concerns our guests may have throughout this process, we feel it is important to keep the lines of communication open. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that have been asked by our staff. As always, if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions


Campsite Design and Conceptual Building Renderings

November 11, 2014 Update

Master Plan- Progress continues on the $160-million master plan which was designed to address major upgrades and deferred maintenance needs at recreational facilities and marinas. Although upgrades have begun, the major work is still in the design stages. Renderings for the new facilities have been developed to help establish the infrastructure needs of each park and to layout the locations for underground utilities, roadways and trails.

Take a look at campsite design and conceptual building renderings which will begin to appear at MWCD facilities in the upcoming years:

To view or download Master Plan, Click Here


RV Camping: Campsites will be redesigned so that each site will be as level as possible with a concrete pad for RV and vehicle parking and an adjoining pad for outdoor living. Landscaping will help provide each campsite a feeling of its own defined space, providing a measure of privacy and separation.

Full hookup campsites will have 50-75 amp electric service, water, sewer and picnic table. Partial hook-up sites will include 50 amp electric service, water and picnic table. Secluded RV campsites will also be available. These sites will have intimate, wooded remote locations, setback from the lake and traffic. These sites feature 50 amp electric, water and picnic table.

Conceptual design of a back-in campsite (Click image to enlarge)

Conceptual design of a back-in campsite

Conceptual Design of a pull-through campsite (Click image to enlarge)

Tent Camping: Tent campsites as well as primitive sites will be situated in a comfortable setting, framed by the woods. This will provide a feeling of being nestled into the landscape with amenities located nearby. Primitive campsites will be generally remote with amenities nearby.

Tent campsites will include a square tent pad, parking for one vehicle, picnic table, pedestal grille and fire ring.


Welcome Center: The welcome center will be the first building guests see as they enter the campground. It will include the gate house, registration and check-in, retail area, office and storage spaces as well as meeting spaces to be utilized year round.

Conceptual Design of Welcome Center (Click image to enlarge)

 Conceptual Design of Welcome Center


Restroom/ Shower Facilities: Each shower house will have two main restroom areas, with separated family-style washrooms. Large alcoves will provide a secured, covered area as well as vending.

Conceptual Design of Restroom (Click image to enlarge)

Conceptual Design of Restroom

Conceptual Design Shower Facility Floor Plan (Click image to enlarge)

Conceptual Design Shower Facility Floor Plan


Activity Center: The activity center will be designed as the hub of the campground featuring an indoor/outdoor pool, snack bar, nature center, meeting spaces, game/ rec room and multi-purpose court area.

Conceptual Design of Activity Center with Pool (Click image to enlarge)

Conceptual Design of Activity Center with Pool

To download a PDF version of the information above,  Click here  [493 KB]


Construction Scheduled for Welcome Center at Atwood Lake 

October 23, 2014 Update

This Spring, weather permitting, visitor to Atwood Lake Park will see the beginning stages of development for the new welcome center, slated to open in late 2015. 

For more information on the Atwood Lake welcome center, click here.


Completed Muskingum Watershed Parks and Marinas Master Plan

October 18, 2013 Update

A master plan to guide the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District's (MWCD) future development and programs at its five lake parks and two MWCD-operated marinas has been completed and was approved by the MWCD Board of Directors

For more information on the completed Parks and Marinas Master Plan, Click here.

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