Get Campsite Now for Fireworks!

March 20, 2014

There’s nothing quite like fireworks in the skies over Tappan Lake Park during the Fourth of July holiday.

The park’s annual holiday fireworks show is scheduled at dusk on July 5 (Saturday). And with the park’s online reservation system available at, visitors can reserve campsites, cabins and picnic pavilions within minutes.

Tappan Lake Park is not the only Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) park that will feature fireworks shows this summer. Fireworks also are scheduled at Atwood, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill and Seneca parks as follows:

  • Atwood Lake Park – July 4 (Friday)
  • Charles Mill Lake Park – July 5 (Saturday)
  • Pleasant Hill Lake Park – July 19 (Saturday) and Aug. 30 (Saturday)
  • Seneca Lake Park – July 5 (Saturday)

Online reservations are available for all five lake parks at

Activities are planned throughout the camping season at Tappan Lake Park and all of the MWCD lake parks, and camping is available all year long. A complete schedule of events is available at

The full park season at the MWCD lake parks runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Admission for a day at the parks, including use of the swimming beaches and park amenities, is only $5 per vehicle during the park season.

Tappan Lake Park is located a few miles west of Cadiz off Rt. 250 in Harrison County.

The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving an estimated $10.7 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

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