Tappan Lake Park

Cadiz, Ohio 43907
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Tappan Lake Park
Coordinates: 40.3193259, -81.1820984
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About Tappan Lake Park
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Located between Cadiz and Uhrichsville, Tappan Lake is great for camping, swimming, boating, fishing and hiking.
+ Over 500 campsites (class A full hookups and class A with electric)
+ Swimming beach, concession stand
+ Vacation cabins, camper cabins
+ Activity Center, nature center, special events
+ Laundry, camp store
+ Playground
+ Free Wi-Fi internet access at the Activity Center & Vacation Cabins (1-10)
+ A trail connects the park with the Tappan Wetlands, which has been designated as a watchable wildlife area
From Tappan Lake Park website

Tips for birding Tappan Lake
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About Tappan Lake
Tappan Lake is in northwestern Harrison County in Stock and Franklin townships. US-250 follows the main body of the reservoir for 7 miles. Township roads border three long bays on the north side, making easy access to the lake. New Philadelphia, with access to I-77, lies 20 miles to the northwest.

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District was organized under state law in 1933 for the primary purposes of flood control, conservation, and recreation. The first waters to form the permanent lakes were impounded in 1938. In 1939 the flood control aspect became the responsibility of the United State Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Ohio-Mississippi Flood Control Program.

The Division of Wildlife is responsible for all hunting and fishing in the District’s 54,000 acres of land and water. There are 16,000 acres of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District lakes with 365 miles of shoreline to enjoy.

Tappan Lake was impounded by constructing a dam across Little Stillwater Creek. It has 2,131 acres of water and its 47 miles of shoreline offers more accessible shoreline fishing than any other Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District lake.
From Tappan Lake webpage

Restrooms and handicap accessible facilities at locations identified on Tappan Lake map.