History & Tourism

ODNR Highlights The Accomplishments Of 2022

5 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is celebrating a year of accomplishments, milestones, and investments in outdoor recreation. ODNR, keeping true to its mission, spent 2022 making sure Ohio’s public lands and resources were protected and improved for the use of all who step foot on them.

“We really kicked it into high gear this year, celebrating conservation and improving everything from state parks to wildlife areas to wetlands,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz.  “I am proud of our team that works year-round to make each visitor experience better, upgrade equipment and trails, and pave the way for future generations to enjoy these lands.”

Area expansions and improvements included Mount Gilead State Park in north central Ohio, just a ten minute drive from southwestern Richland County, and at Mohican State Park.

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ODNR Announces Discounts For Military And Veterans, Including At Malabar And Mohican

30 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from ODNR

In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with U.S. Hotels, will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30% discount off one camping, getaway rental, state-operated cabin, or resort lodge stay during the month of November.

“It is an honor to support the men and women who are and have proudly served our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “This is a great way for these heroes to make amazing memories with their families and friends at our state parks.” 

To check availability or to make a reservation for state-operated camping, cabins, and other facilities, visit reserveohio.com. Use the promo code “VETERAN22” to receive the 30% discount. This offer is subject to availability and applies to new reservations at open campgrounds, as well as new cabin reservations at Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Lake Hope, Malabar Farm, Mohican, Pike Lake, and Pymatuning state parks.

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History & Tourism

ODNR Provides Photo Update On New Mohican Suspension Bridge

31 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is boasting this week about the new suspension bridge being created at Mohican State Park, and for good reason.

From the images which ODNR shared on social media, it’s well on its way to completion.

The Mohican Cable Pedestrian Bridge spans the Clear Fork tributary of the Mohican River at the Hemlock Gorge Trail. The work is being done by Righter, general contractor, and engineering firm Woolpert.

When opened later this year, it will be 120 feet in length. More…

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State Parks Still Open, But Lodges Temporarily Closed

22 Mar , 2020  

The Mohican State Park Lodge is now closed.

In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) guidance, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) closed nine Ohio State Park Lodges after check-out on Thursday, March 19 to protect the health of both visitors and staff.

State park and lodge cabins, campgrounds* and day-use areas including golf courses are still open. The public is encouraged to continue visiting Ohio State Parks to hike, bike, golf, fish or just enjoy being outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to follow all COVID-19 social distancing guidelines while in the parks. More…

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Whirlwind Ohio State Park Tour Includes Local Stops

13 Nov , 2019  

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources Naturalist undertook a tour of all 75 Ohio state parks…with the surprising goal of visiting all 75 within 10 days.

As she traveled, ‘Naturalist Richelle’ used internet and social media to blog and vlog her trip, allowing others to follow her adventures. More…

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Turning Leaves And Black Hand Sandstone

27 Sep , 2019  

Join Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) geologists and naturalists on October 5 for a hike to enjoy the splendid fall foliage along with viewing spectacular exposures of Black Hand Sandstone that create Lyons Falls and other local features in Mohican State Park.

Meet at the Hemlock Picnic Area; the hike will begin at 10:00 AM and end around noon. The trail is considered moderate to difficult for hikers. Afterwards, around 1:00 PM, there will be an opportunity for creeking and hunting for Mississippian-age fossils such as crinoids (sea-lilies) & brachiopods. More…

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ODNR Chooses Mohican For Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend

13 Jun , 2019  

The 6th Annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures Weekend will kick off on Friday, September 13 and run through Sunday, September 15 at Mohican State Park. This annual Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) event blends boating, fishing and outdoor skills with numerous nature and conservation activities. Registration opens on June 19 at 10 AM.

Hosted by ODNR divisions of Parks and Watercraft and Wildlife, the weekend features many popular recreational workshops. Up to 120 participants will have an opportunity to improve their skills in boating, fishing and other nature-oriented activities. More…

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Aerial Videos Capture Winter Storm Harper

10 Feb , 2019  

Remember Winter Storm Harper?

We do. The biggest snowfall in years, followed by record cold, got north central Ohioans heading for the warmest place they could find.

Here’s a chance to relive that experience a bit and in a unique way. More…

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Great Ohio Planting Day Brings 110 Trees To Mohican

3 May , 2017  

Keep Ohio Beautiful hosted its annual Great Ohio Planting Day on Saturday, April 29, at the Class A campground of Mohican State Park in Loudonville.

Keep Ohio Beautiful, Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Mohican Trails Club and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) worked together along with 46 volunteers to beautify and enhance the Class A campground at Mohican State Park, which was recently ravaged by the emerald ash borer by planting 110 new trees in honor of Arbor Day. More…

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History & Tourism

Great Ohio Planting Day Coming To Mohican State Park

11 Apr , 2017  

Families are invited to celebrate Arbor Day by participating in the Keep Ohio Beautiful annual Great Ohio Planting Day on Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 AM at nearby Mohican State Park.

Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Mohican Trails Club and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are inviting the public to help ODNR staff and volunteers to beautify and enhance the Class A campground at Mohican State Park, which was recently impacted by the emerald ash borer. More…

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