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Route 250 Detour Beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2022

June 27, 2022

ODOT will be closing a portion of US 250 beginning Tuesday, July 5 through October.

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Available Campsites for NEW Seasonal Campers

March 7, 2022

The lottery for NEW seasonal campers will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m.

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Video for Seasonal Camper Lottery #1

March 7, 2022

The first lottery was conducted on Saturday, March 5 for CURRENT seasonal campers who were interested in obtaining a different seasonal campsite at Tappan Lake Park.

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Tappan Marina Open House is Saturday, October 9

September 28, 2021

The nearly $6 million renovation to the MWCD Tappan Lake Marina and Restaurant is complete! The community is invited to tour the facility on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

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The MWCD is currently planning for the second phase of renovations, and we're looking for your input!

By Kara Musser   |  January 14, 2021

Please join us for an upcoming focus group session to dive deeper into what activities and amenities inspire you!

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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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Tappan Marina Construction Update

May 29, 2020

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.

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MWCD Board Approves $6.1 Million Dollar Project at Tappan Marina

May 20, 2020

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.

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Seasonal Campsite List for the 2020 Lottery UPDATED 5/9/2020

May 9, 2020

The list of campsites that will be available in this year's lottery has been released. For questions, contact the park.

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Exciting News for MWCD Seasonal Campers and Dockers

May 4, 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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Keywords: coronavirus, covid-19

2020 Event Schedule is Here!

January 6, 2020

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!

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Improvements To Tappan Lake Marina Are Set To Begin This Fall

August 26, 2019

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.

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Kayaking at Tappan Lake Park

August 12, 2019

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. 

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Passport to Fishing at Tappan Lake Park

August 1, 2019

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.

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Latitude 40 Restaurant at Tappan Lake to Open at Tappan Marina!

March 28, 2019

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.

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2019 Schedule of Events is Here!

By Kara Musser   |  January 11, 2019

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!

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Tappan Marina Master Plan Survey

November 27, 2018

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. 

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Win a Kayak at Tappan's Poker Paddle!

By Kara Musser   |  September 5, 2018

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!

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Tappan Marina Meeting Recap

August 22, 2018

The two major takeaways from the meeting were your desire for a quality restaurant facility, and regular information updates.

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Become a Citizen Scientist at Tappan Lake!

By Kara Musser   |  May 15, 2018

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!

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Seasonal Job Fair Scheduled for March 2

By Kara Musser   |  February 16, 2018

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!

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Hunting Maps and Safety Tips

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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Explorers of Nature Begins this Weekend!

By   |  June 15, 2017

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.

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Keywords: explorer, kids, learn, nature

Registration Now Open for Guided Kayak Events at Tappan Lake!

June 1, 2017

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!

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Ohio Boating Education Course

By   |  January 20, 2017

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

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Water Quality Test Results Available On-line

June 24, 2016

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.

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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 guest inquiries.

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Anglers looking for better places to fish at Tappan Lake?

May 28, 2015

Christmas trees were recycled into fish concentration devices this past year by the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

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Updates to the Lottery for Seasonal Camping

By   |  January 12, 2015

All lotteries for seasonal camping at MWCD facilities will be March 21, 2015

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Geophysical survey underway at Tappan Lake

December 30, 2014

Many people have noticed some activity at Tappan lake and are wondering what's happening.

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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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