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COVID-19 Response and Frequently Asked Questions

June 12, 2020

Here's a response to frequently asked questions pertaining to operations as they pertain to COVID-19.

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July Fireworks Shows Postponed at MWCD Lake Parks

June 3, 2020

It is our desire to reschedule all firework shows later this summer if at all feasible. Dates to be announced at a later time.

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Campground Re-Open to Everyone on May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

We are counting on you to maintain social distancing so that we are able to remain open. Thank you for your continued patience!!

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Exciting News for Seasonal Campers

May 1, 2020

We are counting on you to maintain social distancing so that we are able to remain open. Thank you for your continued patience!!

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Boating Advisory Lifted for Atwood & Leesville Lakes

July 18, 2019

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is lifting a boating advisory for Atwood and Leesville Lakes effective July 19, 2019. Courtesy and boarding docks remain unusable, but public boat launch ramps will open and boating activities can resume at your own risk.

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Boating Advisory for Atwood & Leesville Lakes

June 25, 2019

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

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Hunting Season Has Begun at Atwood Lake

By Adria Bergeron   |  November 7, 2018

Hunting season is in full swing for deer archery, turkey and other small game. In the interest of safety, hunting on MWCD land is prohibited within 500 feet of "Restricted Use" areas, buildings and public roads.

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Online Reservations Open April 1 for New Campsites at Atwood Lake Park!

February 5, 2018

Spring is coming which means it's almost camping season!! The brand new, state of the art campground for daily/weekly camping at Atwood Lake Park is complete!

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Hunting Maps and Safety Tips

By Adria Bergeron   |  November 22, 2017

Hunting, particularly deer hunting, is a popular activity on Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) property. Wildlife found throughout MWCD public access lands includes deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, waterfowl and other migratory game

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Off-Season Camping is $25/night!

October 18, 2017

One of the greatest things about living in Ohio is experiencing all four seasons. Not all areas of the country experience these changes and the beauty that comes with each one.

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Atwood Welcome Center is Open for Business!

By Adria Bergeron   |  May 26, 2016

Guests had the opportunity to view the impressive facility and tour the 4,300 square foot, $1.8 million Welcome Center at Atwood Lake Park

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Geotrail Kick-off Event is May 14

By   |  May 6, 2016

Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt?! Geocachers of all ages and experiences are invited for food, door prizes, and the unveiling of the new Explore the Shores Geotrail!

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Park and Marina Capital Improvement Plan Frequently Asked Questions

June 18, 2015

Planning for park and marina improvements is well underway. A list of frequently asked questions has been compiled to answer questions from park guests

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Atwood Lake Park Launches New Website and Updated Reservation System

July 28, 2014

Atwood Lake Park launches park website. Improvements to the online reservation system allow reserving a campsite, cabin or pavilion with ease!

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Get Campsite Now for Fireworks!

March 20, 2014

There’s nothing quite like fireworks in the skies over Atwood Lake Park during the Fourth of July holiday. The park’s annual holiday fireworks show is scheduled at dusk on July 4 ...

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