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OHIO
Muskingum County

Wildlife Officer:
Michael Reed
(740) 589-9991

Avondale Wildlife
This 4,198 acre wildlife area provides 30 different ponds.  The fish that inhabit these ponds are largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.  A free permit is required for hunting.  Some of the game that are located here are:  ruffled grouse, squirrel, rabbit, quail, woodchuck, furbearers and waterfowl.  Avondale Wildlife is located west to St. Rt. 93.
614-962-4525

Blue Rock State Forest
This state forest is 4,579 acres of woodland.  It is also a public hunting area.  Restrooms and other recreational activities are available.  Blue Rock State Forest is located east to St. Rt. 60.
614-674-4035

Blue Rock State Park
This state park is 335 acres of woodland and 18 acres of water.  While lake fishing, some of the fish that can be caught are bass, catfish, and bluegill.  Only boats with electric motors are permitted.  Public hunting is in designated areas only.  Campsites and other recreational activities are available.  Blue Rock State Park is located east to St. Rt. 60 south of McNutt Farm #2.  614-674-4794

Conesville Coal Lands
These lands are located in the north east corner of the county.  The Conesville Coal Lands includes 15,500 acres of woodland and over 170 ponds.  The fish that can be caught are catfish, panfish, and largemouth bass.  A free permit is required when hunting.  Deer, grouse, squirrel, rabbits, and furbearers are some of the animals available to hunt.  This area overlaps St. Rt. 83 and is west of St. Rt. 93.  614-962-4525

Dillon Falls
Boat ramps provide access for canoes.  Shore fishing and hunting is permitted in this 30 acre area.  Dillon Falls is located south west of St. Rt. 146.  614-594-2211

Dillon State Park
This state park is 2,035 acres of woodland and 1,560 acres of water.  Boats can have unlimited horsepower when lake fishing.  Canoe and boat rentals are available.  Ramps and docks are provided.  Public hunting is permitted in designated areas.  Camping and other recreational activities are available.  Dillon State Park is located east of St. Rt. 146.
614-453-4377

Dillon Wildlife Area
Dillon Wildlife Area is in both Licking and Muskingum counties. With nearly 4,000 acres open to hunters, this sprawling wildlife area between Newark and Zanesville contains plenty of deer.

This area is about equally divided between open fields and woodlands along the Licking River, where corn- fields and other small grain fields are intermixed with brushy fencerows and other cover. Oaks and hickory occupy the slopes and ridges, while willow, sycamore and hackberry border the flood plain.

State Route 16 provides the best access into the Licking County portion of Dillon Wildlife Area.

McNutt Farm #2
This farm is a working vacation farm.  It is also a full service hunting and fishing lodge. McNutt Farm #2 is located north of Blue Rock State Park and south of St. Rt. 146.
614-674-4555

Munro Basin
This basin is 18 acres of woodland and 17 acres of water.  This area is great for public hunting, pond fishing, and canoeing.  Munro Basin is located south of St. Rt. 16 near the county line.  614-594-2211

Muskingum River Parkway
Muskingum River Parkway is great for river fishing.  Some of the fish that inhabit this area are: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black bass, walleye, saugeye, catfish, shovelhead catfish, and freshwater mussels.  Boats can have unlimited horsepower.  Muskingum River Parkway is located east of St. Rt. 60 along the Muskingum River.
614-452-3820

Ohio Power Co. Recreational
Ohio Power Co. Recreational area is 30,000 acres with over 300 lakes.  Shore fish for:  bass, bluegill, pike, catfish, pickerel, and crappie.  Keep out of restricted areas.  These areas are very dangerous.  A free permit is required when hunting.  This area is located in the south east corner of the county overlapping St. Rt. 284.  614-962-4525

Powelson Wildlife Area
This 2,777 acre wildlife area includes 5 acres of water.  River fishing and pond fishing are available.  Some of the fish include:  largemouth bass, channel cat, bluegill, shovelhead cat, smallmouth bass, black crappies, white crappies, walleye, muskellunge, and rock bass.  This area is also a public hunting area.  Some of the game that inhabit the area are:  deer, squirrel, grouse, rabbit, and waterfowl.  Powelson Wildlife Area is located east of St. Rt. 60.
614-594-2211

Riverside Park
Riverside Park is 123 acres.  Boat ramps provide access for power and sail boats.  Shore fishing is also permitted.  Camping and other recreational activities are available.  Riverside Park is located in Zanesville.
614-455-0609

The Wilds
A charge of admissions is required to enter The Wilds.  This area is 9,154 acres and includes over 150 lakes.  The Wilds is North America's largest wildlife conservation and research center.  Over 100 rare and endangered species reside here.  The Wilds is located in the south east corner of the county overlapping St. Rt. 146.

Tri-Valley Wildlife Area
This public hunting area is 16,200 acres of woodland.  Some of the game in the area are: deer, ruffled grouse, squirrel, rabbit, and turkey.  The Tri-Valley Wildlife Area is located in the north central area of the county.  It overlaps St. Rt. 208 and is east of the Muskingum River.
614-594-2211

Wills Creek Lake
This area is 1,785.9 acres with 900 acres of water.  Some of the fish that are available to catch are:  smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, pike, channel cat, flathead cat, bullhead, white bass, bluegill, and saugeye.  Boats must have 10 or less horsepower.  This area is also a public hunting area.  Wills Creek Lake is located in the north east corner of the county.  It is east of St. Rt. 83.
216-343-6647

Zane Landing Park
This park is 7 acres of woodland and 900 acres of water.  Boats can have unlimited horsepower.  River fishing is permitted.  Boat docks and other recreational activities are available.  Zane Landing Park is located in Zanesville.  614-455-0609 


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