Muskingum County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).




Avondale Wildlife Area (AEP Public Recreation Area (NGO))
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 4,919 acres
  • Permit required
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Hunting, fishing in 122 lakes
Blue Rock (State Forest)
  • 6665 Cutler Lake Rd., Blue Rock, Ohio 43720-9740
  • Location: Adjacent to Blue Rock State Park
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 4,578 acres
  • Total trail length: 26 miles hiking / bridle trails
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Firearms range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
Blue Rock SP (State Park)
  • 7924 Cutler Lake Road, Blue Rock, OH 43720
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 322 acres
  • Total trail length: 3 miles
  • Dog friendly (Not on beach)
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Camp sites
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, swimming (250 ft beach). Land navigation course for practicing map & compass use.
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Blue Rock SP
Conesville Coal Lands (AEP Public Recreation Area (NGO))
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 14,400 acres
  • Permit required
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Hunting and fishing area
Dillon (State Park)
Muskingum River (State Park)
  • Lock #7 at 543 E Riverside Drive, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Camp sites
  • Operating locks – water “trail” – boating
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Muskingum River
Powelson Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 2,779 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Powelson Wildlife Area
ReCreation Land (AEP Public Recreation Area (NGO))
  • Location: Near intersection of I-70 & I-77 near Zanesville & Cambridge. See site for maps
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 60,000 acres
  • Total trail length: ~ 14 miles Buckeye Trail + mountain bike & equine trails
  • Permit required
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Restrooms
  • Buckeye trail, dog training area, picnic area, multiple camp sites, lakes, mountain bike & horse trails, stocked fishing lakes
  • Free permit required – download, print, and sign
  • Camp site addresses
  • Campground Map
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of ReCreation Land
The Wilds (Wild Animal Park)
  • 14000 International Road, Cumberland, OH 43732
  • Park size: 9,154 acres
  • Bridle trails
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Camp sites
  • Restrooms
  • Wild animal park w bus tours, yurt camping, restaurant / gift shop. Affiliated with Columbus Zoo.
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of The Wilds
Tri–Valley Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 16,137 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Archery range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Tri–Valley Wildlife Area
Zanes Landing Trail (Bike Path)
  • Transits: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Total trail length: 2.7 miles




Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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