The MWCD is currently planning for the second phase of renovations, and we're looking for your input!
Please join us for an upcoming focus group session to dive deeper into what activities and amenities inspire you!
It is our desire to reschedule all firework shows later this summer if at all feasible. Dates to be announced at a later time.
On May 22, 2020 the Board of Directors of the MWCD, authorized the advertisement for bids for the renovation of the Tappan Marina Building and related site work. Bids for the project will be opened June 24th.
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.
The list of campsites that will be available in this year's lottery has been released. For questions, contact the park.
We are counting on you to maintain social distancing so that we are able to remain open. Thank you for your continued patience!!
The 2020 schedule of events is now available! Make sure to mark your calendars for fun family-friendly events, including Movies at the Lake, Tappan's Got Talent, Outdoor Adventure Camp for Kids, and guided kayak tours. Check out the schedule and make your reservations now for summer fun!
Construction will begin at Tappan Lake Marina this fall, however the schedule is currently being adjusted as a result of the bids submitted by contractors being over budget.
Take advantage of summer at the lake! Tappan Lake Park offers a variety of kayaking adventures. Find the perfect kayak event to float your boat.
Learn how to fish at this introductory course that will cover casting, fishing knots and rigging, fish habitat and handling, and local information. For ages 5-15.
Latitude 40 Restaurant at Tappan Lake will be opening this Spring under the management of Kent and Cindy Murray. The Murray's have decades of experience in the restaurant and food service industry.
The 2019 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, Bigfoot Weekend, and themed weekends. Check out the schedule and make your camping reservations now for summer fun!
We are currently in the planning stage of creating a master plan for Tappan Lake Marina. During the development of this master plan, we want to hear from you! To ensure that we meet the needs of our customers, we are asking for input.
Try your hand at the Poker Paddle for a chance to win a FREE kayak! Paddle around Tappan Lake to find seven poker stops and collect cards to compete for the best poker hand! Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the best and worst poker hands - Grand Prize is a KAYAK!
The two major takeaways from the meeting were your desire for a quality restaurant facility, and regular information updates.
Dragonflies and damselflies are extremely important to the ecosystem and researchers are looking for information. Tappan is taking part in a statewide effort to document dragonflies and damselflies by taking as many pictures as possible so we need your help!
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!
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.
Children, ages 4 to 15, are invited to be an "Explorer of Nature"! Our park naturalist will offer Explorers of Nature every Saturday, from 10am-12pm, through August 5.
Kayaking has been one of the fastest growing watersports in North American and has become increasingly popular at all of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District lakes. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming kayaking programs!
If you were born on or after January 1, 1982 Ohio law requires that you complete an approved boating safety education course to operate any powered watercraft greater than 10hp
For the benefit of the millions of people who use the MWCD facilities each year a variety of testing is conducted in order to monitor the water quality of the MWCD lakes.
Planning for park and marina improvements is well underway. A list of frequently asked questions has been compiled to answer guest inquiries.
Christmas trees were recycled into fish concentration devices this past year by the ODNR Division of Wildlife.
All lotteries for seasonal camping at MWCD facilities will be March 21, 2015
Many people have noticed some activity at Tappan lake and are wondering what's happening.
Progress continues on the $160-million master plan which was designed to address major upgrades and deferred maintenance needs at recreational facilities and marinas.
Registration for fishing tournaments and marine events for the 2015 season begins Monday, November 3, 2014.