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Muskingum River Parkway © Eric Hoffman
Muskingum River Parkway © Eric Hoffman
Cardinal © stateparks.com
Cardinal
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
Picnic Table © stateparks.com
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
Oh Yell © stateparks.com
Campfire and Hotdogs © stateparks.com
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
Keep On Leash © stateparks.com
Cool Swim © stateparks.com
Spring Hike © stateparks.com
Afternoon Hike © stateparks.com
MUSKINGUM RIVER PARKWAY ACTIVITIES
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres120
 Water, acres-13
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles1
 Picnickingyes
 Nature Programsyes
BoatingBoating LimitsUnlimited HP
 Launch Rampsyes
CampingPrimitive, #28
 Pets Permittedyes
Boating
It is suggested that prior to departing for a boat trip on the Muskingum River, boaters contact the park office to check on river and lock conditions. Boats with unlimited horsepower motors, house boats, pontoon boats, canoes and rowboats travel the river. Public launch ramps are provided at Locks 4, 5, 6 and 11. Private ramps are located near Locks 2, 7 and 10.

The Muskingum River is navigable from Dresden to Marietta. However, the river channel from Dresden to Ellis is unmarked and difficult to follow. Information on navigation charts can be obtained at the parkway office.

Some of the tributaries which empty into the Muskingum River are also navigable for short distances and provide excellent fishing. The Licking River which joins the Muskingum River in Zanesville, is navigable only by canoe or rowboat.
Fishing
All three species of black bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted), saugeye and various species of catfish are taken from the river. Bass are also found in several tributaries. Fishing is permitted from boats and at each of the lock sites; however, fishing is prohibited from the lock walls. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.
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