• A quiet place to relax and enjoy nature

    A quiet place to relax and enjoy nature

  • We have the cure for cabin fever.

    We have the cure for cabin fever.

  • Bird's Eye View
  • Sunrise
  • Enjoy Nature
  • Flower Garden
  • Beach Baby

Recent Updates

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  • Seasonal Job Fair Scheduled for March 2 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 Tappan Lake Park and Tappan Marina. Interviews will be completed or scheduled on the spot! more
  • 2018 Schedule of Events is Here! 2018 Schedule of Events is Here! The 2018 schedule of events is now available! Make sure to mark your calendars for fun family-friendly events, including Movies at the Lake, Explorers of Nature, kayaking events, and themed weekends. Detailed event schedules will be posted on the event calendar closer to each date. Check out the schedule and make your reservations now for summer fun! more
  • Hunting Maps and Safety Tips Hunting Maps and Safety Tips 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. more

Welcome to Tappan Lake Park

Spend time in nature’s playground at Tappan Lake! With a 399 horsepower limit, outdoor recreation enthusiasts can speed things up for skiing, tubing or wake-boarding or slow things down and enjoy fishing on the 2,350 acre lake. Two public launch ramps are available to launch your own boat, or rent one of ours from the marina. The marina also offers dock rentals to keep you boat ready at a moments notice, all summer long!

Across the lake, Tappan Park has more than 500 campsites and 11 vacation cabins, swimming beach and concession stand, an activity center and nature center with special events planned throughout the summer including Fourth of July Fireworks.  Hiking trails, one of which connects the park with the Tappan Wetlands, a “watchable wildlife” area and a connection to Ohio's Buckeye Trail.

Our staff is dedicated to making your visit a safe, fun, and memorable one.  This commitment helped us to be named The Steubenville Herald Star and Weirton Daily Times, “Best Campground”.  Even if you don’t come to camp, bring your family for a day at the beach or a hike on our trails.  I hope your visit is more than just “a visit”; it will be the start of memory.

 

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Park Plans & Developments

We issue alerts regarding imminent threats to health and safety, and updates that affect activities or property in and around the lake.

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