Tappan Lake Park Master Plan

Tappan Lake Park Master Plan Updates

Tappan Lake Park is located between Cadiz and Uhrichsville. An easy drive right off US State Route 250, Tappan Lake is a getaway just down the street from home. Tappan Lake is great for camping, swimming, boating, fishing and hiking. With a 399 Horsepower limit, watersport enthusiast can speed things up for skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding. Hikers can slow it down with easy access to Ohio's Buckeye Trail.

Tappan Lake Park has a number of different updates happening during the Master Plan. Tappan Lake Park Master Plan's vision is to make Tappan Park as the place to go for edge sports, modern hookup campgrounds, and signature amenities. 

Current Construction

Area 1 Renovations

During the 2018-2019 off-season, contractors began work on the reconstruction of campground Area 1, expected to be completed in Spring 2020. Campers from this area have moved to their temporary sites in Area E for the 2019 season. When complete, Area 1 will have a new playground and a total of 61 sites of which 43 will be full hook and 18 are water/electric. All sites will have 50-amp power and concrete pads to provide a level foundation for campers. There will be a new full size restroom/shower house with laundry, located between areas 1 & 3.

The road between the dump station and campground Area 1 will be affected by construction. Contractors will be maintaining access through this area. The safety of the public and contractor's working on site, is our primary concern. Remain alert and be cautious when using the dump station and / or the road leading to campground Area 2 and the boat ramp.

Also under construction are improvements to the sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment system located behind Area 3. This project is scheduled to be complete early Spring.


Area 2 Renovations 

Area 2 was completely overhauled with a new, fully accessible family restroom/ shower building, and 75 campsites featuring 50-amp power service and concrete pads on every site. 69 of these sites are full hookup, while the remaining 6 include water and electric connections. (Although these 6 sites have sanitary sewer connections, sewer is currently not available for use. This is because of their proximity to existing water supply wells, and the need to protect drinking water. These sanitary hookups were installed so that in the future, if the water wells are decommissioned, the sewers are in place for use.) Seasonal campers from this area are beginning the process of moving back to their newly renovated sites for the 2019 camping season. The bulk of construction is complete, however, contractor work will continue during the spring and early summer of 2019 to complete road paving and topsoil placement adjacent to the roadways. The contractor may also be working in other areas to repair earth slopes and complete other final punch list items.

In addition to buildings and camp areas, amenities were also added including an accessible fishing pier near the beach, and a kayak launch site, to more easily access the water.  


Tappan Marina 

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. Improvements at the facility actually began in 2017 with the installation of over 200 new boat slips, and the addition of 36 more in 2018. The approximately $6 million project will include the development of a new restaurant on the main floor of the marina building, featuring seating for 250, including over 100 on a covered outdoor deck overlooking Tappan Lake. Kent and Cindy Murray, operators of the new Latitude 40 Restaurant at Tappan Marina, have been involved in the design process while serving customers this season, and are looking forward to serving even more diners in a brand-new facility next year.

The lower level of the marina, and adjacent waterfront areas, will be redeveloped as well, to make it easier and more accessible for the public to get to their docks, rent boats, and buy fuel, bait, snacks, and boating supplies.

Boat sales, provided by Keith Ott and Ohio Valley Boats, will have a new home in a completely renovated sales and showroom building, next to the main marina building. In a separate project, Keith is working on plans to construct a new service building on the north side of US Route 250, to handle the area’s boat repair and storage needs.

As the most visible of all MWCD facilities, site work will be extremely important. Parking, signage and lighting improvements will be highlighted, and an impressive landscaping design has been proposed. The site will also feature elements of green infrastructure, including storm water management and vegetative filter strips to protect the water quality of Tappan lake, and the use of geothermal energy, to reduce utility costs.

The multi-faceted project, scheduled for completion in 2020, should provide the residents of the Tappan Lake area with a facility they can be proud of, and that will also attract visitors from near and far.

Check out the links below to see a number of different projects that have been completed.