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.
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.
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
provide access for canoes. Shore fishing and hunting is permitted in
this 30 acre area. Dillon Falls is located south west of St. Rt.
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.
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
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
State Route 16 provides the best access into the Licking County portion of
Dillon Wildlife Area.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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