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Check Out The Osprey Nest Live Cam

6 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The great folks at Pleasant Hill Lake Park have brought nature a bit closer to you this spring in the form of a live camera view of an osprey nest near the Swim Beach/Marina area.

You can now see unplanned and real-time activity anytime. So unplanned, in fact, that the Park added this disclaimer about what you might observe as you watch:

NOTICE: This is a wild Osprey nest, and anything can happen. While we hope that healthy Osprey chicks will end up fledging from the nest, things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disasters can affect the Osprey family and may be difficult to watch. As hard as it may be to see anything happen to our Osprey, we will let nature take its course and will not intervene.More…

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WhoaZone Inflatable Obstacle Course Coming To Atwood And Pleasant Hill Lakes

28 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Look at what is coming to Atwood and Pleasant Hill Lake Park beaches… it’s WhoaZone!

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) officials have announced that a partnership with Empire Recreation Management, LLC to build WhoaZone, inflatable obstacle courses at Atwood and Pleasant Hill Lake beaches in 2021 was approved by the MWCD Board of Directors at their recent meeting.

WhoaZone is designed to ensure every guest has an amazing experience and is the perfect attraction for those seeking over-the-top adventures, mind-blowing acrobatic thrills, and safe, yet fun, athletic challenges. More…

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Pleasant News At Pleasant Hill Lake Park

3 Mar , 2020  

It’s not every county in Ohio that has its own Osprey Cam. Richland County is soon to have one!

Each day brings us a bit closer to spring and further from the chill of winter. With this in mind, the staff at Pleasant Hill Lake Park have installed a new HD webcam on their Osprey Nesting platform near the beach area. In the near future, they will be live-streaming the feed 24/7 on their website, so that everyone can see what the ospreys are up to. More…

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Pleasant Hill Lake Park Rolls Out Its 2020 Calendar

14 Jan , 2020  

The 2020 schedule of events from Pleasant Hill Lake Park is now available. Opportunities include family-friendly events such as Movies at the Lake, Explorers of Nature, Dr. Insecta’s Magic Show, Safe Boating and Beach Festival, Christmas in July, Movies at the Lake, and guided kayak tours. There will be other exciting events including the annual Poker Paddle, Pirates Quest, Xtreme Adventure Fest, and the Ohio Hunter Education Course. More…

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Ohio Hunter Education Course To Be Held Locally

11 Oct , 2019  

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is holding a free two-day Hunter Education course.

Successfully passing the Hunter Education course is a requirement for all first-time license buyers in Ohio, except those who hunt with an apprentice license. Certified volunteers and MWCD staff, all specially trained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), will teach the courses. Instructors will cover a range of topics, from conservation, safety, and ethics to the proper handling of shotguns, handguns, bowhunting gear, and more. More…

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Would You Like To Buy A Cabin?

28 Sep , 2019  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park is offering a unique opportunity to the public; they are selling off 10 vacation cabins which can each be purchased through online bidding. Each cabin is 18′ X 25′ with an 8′ X 16.5′ screened-in front porch. The cabins were built around 1950 and five years ago new metal roofs were installed. More…

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Camp With A Harvest Moon And Halloween

22 Sep , 2019  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park, which straddles the border between the counties of Richland and Ashland, offers trails, boating, fishing and hunting. Visitors may also choose to camp in one of the many campsites.

Local 1812Blockhouse readers, however, may feel it’s easier to make their way home and sleep in their own bed. We encourage you to re-think that plan. Two family-friendly campout events have been organized at Pleasant Hill Lake Park for the month of October, offering a variety of activities for campers and a chance to spend a few nights in the great outdoors. 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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Area Lake Drawdown To Begin

5 Nov , 2018  

As part of the flood risk management operation of the reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducts annual temporary drawdown of the normal pool elevation of the lake levels. The drawdown allows for additional flood storage capacity needed during the winter thaw and spring rains. Drawdown will begin in early November and the return to normal pool elevation will initiate in February. Normal pool elevations will be obtained in time for the summer recreation season. More…

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Here’s Your Chance To Try A Kayak

16 Aug , 2018  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park near Perrysville is offering the opportunity for you and yours to try something new.

Kayak Try-It Days is a chance to try out a variety of different Pelican Brand kayaks. Double, single, sit-on, and sit-in style kayaks will be available for anyone to try. More…


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Kayak By Twilight

10 Jun , 2018  

This summer, enjoy Twilight Kayaking Tours of Pleasant Hill Lake and watch the sun set over the water.

Great for both beginning kayakers as well as those who have paddled before, this is a leisurely opportunity to connect with nature under the watchful eye of certified instructors. More…


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Catch Fireworks This Saturday At Pleasant Hill Lake

28 Aug , 2017  

We’re coming up on Labor Day weekend, and one area venue will be celebrating the holiday in style.

At Pleasant Hill Lake Park, a Labor Day Weekend Event will take place on Saturday afternoon and evening as the summer winds down but the weather remains wonderful for lake activities. The Weekend Event includes: More…

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Free Music And Paddling Saturday At Pleasant Hill Lake Park

15 Jun , 2017  

Saturdays in the summer at Pleasant Hill Lake Park bring great with them some opportunities for free fun! Live entertainment is offered each Saturday evening, and several genres are represented. The schedule includes: More…


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Safe Boating & Fishing Festival This Saturday

9 Jun , 2017  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park is holding a Safe Boating & Fishing Festival this Saturday, as a part of Ohio Goes Boating Month.

All events are free, and take place between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. More…


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Memorial Day Activities Set At Two Area Lakes; Fireworks Included

26 May , 2017  

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, which encompasses all or part of 27 Ohio counties, has announced dates for its traditional fireworks displays over area bodies of water. In the greater Mansfield area, that includes both Charles Mill Lake Park and Pleasant Hill Lake Park. More…

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