New Philadelphia, OH (May 9, 2023) — The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is pleased to announce that all MWCD campsites are now officially 100% pet friendly! In addition, select cabins at each lake will now allow pets.
“We love our pets and know our guests do too. Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in popularity of families traveling and camping with pets,” said Adria Bergeron, Director of Marketing and Communications. “Our camp areas have been mostly pet-friendly for many years, but demand has caused us to review our rules, and as a result pet restricted areas are a thing of the past.”
Some tips on camping with your well-behaved pet include ensuring they are up to date on required vaccinations, registration, and identification. In addition, don’t forget to pack a dog bowl and food, dog water dish, outdoor toys, and most importantly, a leash!
The MWCD lakes offer hiking trails, marinas with boat rentals, and plenty of green space to allow your furry family member to enjoy nature. While Atwood Lake Park is currently the only location with a dog park, more locations are under consideration in the future.
While pets will be permitted in all areas, they must be on a leash and owners must clean up after their pets. Those not following our rules will be asked to leave our parks. And for cabins, a non-refundable $50 per pet fee will also be applied for cabin guests.