Ohio Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Ohio? View Ohio parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Alum Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Columbus take I-71 north to the Polaris Exit. Exit to the right on Polaris Parkway, heading east. Turn left on Worthington Road. Then turn left on Africa Road. You will be able to see the dam at Lewis Center and Africa Roads. Turn left onto Lewis Center Road to get to the Below Dam Recreation Area or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center. Phone (740) 548-6151 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds ALUM CREEK BELOW DAM AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Alum Creek Lake Website Alum Creek Lake Photo Album

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Eastern Kenai Peninsula

Atwood Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Atwood Lake is approximately 10 miles east of I-77. At I-77, take Exit 93 which is Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east until you cross Atwood Dam. Phone (330) 343-5611 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Atwood Lake Website Located on the Corps’ Atwood Lake, Atwood Lake Lodge and extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Check out their website at: www.mwcdlakes.com. Golden Age and Golden Access passports are not honored at MWCD facilites.

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Beach City Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Dover, Ohio, take I-77 north to the Strasburg, Ohio Exit. At the Exit, turn left. This road turns into State Route 21 going north. On State Route 21, turn left onto State Route 250 west. Approximately one mile from the intersection of State Route 250 and State Route 21 is the entrance to the project. Phone (330) 878-7391 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Beach City Lake Website The Wilmont Wilderness Center is located 3 mi W of dam

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Bolivar Dam, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Bolivar Dam is approximately 1 mile east of I-77. At I-77, take Exit 93, which is the Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east roughly 1/2 mile and make a left on Tuscarawas County Road 103. Go approximately 100 yards, take a left onto Glenpark Road, approximately a mile down the road is Bolivar Dam and facilities. Phone (330) 874-9350 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Bolivar Dam Website Near the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, a state-operated historical facility, Fort Laurens, is nearby.

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Burr Oak Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Athens, 2 miles north on US 33 then approximately 18 miles on OH 13. Phone (740) 767-3527 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Burr Oak Lake Website Within an hour’s drive of the caves and cliffs of Hocking Hills State Park. From Athens, 20 mi N on US 33 and OH 13.

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Caesar Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located just east of Waynesville, on OH 73: approximately 30 miles north of Cincinnati, OH. Phone (513) 897-1050 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Caesar Creek Lake Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Friends of Caesar Creek Cooperating Association Caesar Creek Lake Website Caesar Creek Lake Photo Album Facebook Caesar Creek Lake, OH sits astride the crest of the Cincinnati Arch, a nationally recognized resource that is visited by fossil collectors from all over the world. The park’s excellent fossil finds are displayed at the Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC. Caesar Creek Pioneer Village,

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Charles Mill Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Charles Mill Lake is located on the Black Fork on the Mohican River. The dam is located approximately 3 miles East of I-71. At I-71, take US 30 East almost 1 mile to State Route 603. Then take State Route 603 South about 2 miles to the dam. Phone (419) 368-4334 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Charles Mill Lake Website At the Corps’ Charles Mill Lake, extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at www.mwcdlakes.com. In Mansfield, see the Kingwood Center formal gardens bloom April through October. Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center will be opening Summer 2004 near the dam. A 1600

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Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions “Youngsholm” is located in Wilberforce, Ohio near Wilberforce University. It is situated less than one mile west of the Wilberforce University and Central State University campuses on U.S. Route 42 at 1120 US Route 42 E. Phone (937) 352-6757 Activities AUTO TOURING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Official Website Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Map Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence. In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time. A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation

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Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located outside Springfield city limits, just off OH 4. Phone (937) 325-2411 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds CJ BROWN DAM AND RESERVOIR – DAM SITE (OH) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir Photo Album Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir Website C.J. Brown Dam & Reservoir, OH is located on the northeast corner of Springfield on the Buck Creek, 7 miles above its confluence with Mad River. The project is home to two rare fen communities. Prairie Road Fen is the largest and finest prairie fen in

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Clendening Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Approximately 10 miles southeast of Uhrichsville, Ohio. At Uhrichsville, take State Route 800 south to 1/4 mile east of Tippecanoe, Ohio. Turn onto County Road 69, approximately 1/2 mile down the road is the entrance to Clendening Dam. Phone (740) 658-3743 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Clendening Lake Website The Corps’ Clendening Lake has been retained in a natural setting with no commercial development except the marina. Recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at: www.mwcdlakes.com. Golden Age and Golden Access passports are not honored at MWCD facilities.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Plane Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Regional Airport offer many daily flights to the area. Car rentals are available at both airports. Bus & Train Bus stations are located in downtown Cleveland and Akron. The Amtrak station is in downtown Cleveland. Car The park is easily accessible by car from all directions. A good place to start your visit is at Boston Mill Visitor Center located at 6947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. (41° 15’45.3″ N) (81° 33’37.3″ W). Phone (440) 717-3890 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK PICNIC SHELTERS Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Cuyahoga Valley National Park Official Website Cuyahoga Valley

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David Berger National Memorial, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The David Berger National Memorial is located on the grounds of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. Phone (330) 657-2752 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas David Berger National Memorial Official Website David Berger National Memorial Map This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. David had no expectations of winning a medal but joined the Israeli weightlifting team to realize his dream – a dream which ended tragically. The Memorial is dedicated to his memory and the memory of the ten other athletes.

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-75, take U.S. Route 35 West (Exit 52b). Keep right and follow signs for State Route 4/Germantown. Turn slightly right onto S. Williams St. Continue to Fourth Street & turn right and proceed into parking lot on your left. Visitor Center will be directly next to parking lot. Phone (937) 225-7705 Activities BIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Official Website Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Map Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success. However, these men offered the world something far greater, they offered the world hope, and the ability

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Deer Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-71 take Exit 84, then Route 56 East. Then take State Route 207 South, follow signs to Dam and Visitor Center. From US 23 take US 22 West, then take State Route 207 North, follow signs to Dam and Visitor Center. Phone (740) 869-2243 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds DEER CREEK LAKE DAY USE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Deer Creek Lake Photo Album Deer Creek Lake Website Boaters enjoy unlimited horsepower on Deer Creek Lake. In the summer, this 1,277-acre lake is a popular spot for fishing and water

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Delaware Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Delaware Dam is located about 4 miles north of the city of Delaware, Ohio. From Delaware, take US 23 north to the dam and Project Office. Phone (740) 363-4011 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Delaware Lake Website Delaware Lake offers Corps, State Park and State Wildlife Area recreational opportunities.

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Dillon Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Dillon Lake is approximately 6 miles northwest of Zanesville, Ohio and twenty miles east of Newark, Ohio. Access to the lake is provided by State Route 146 via State Routes 16 and 586 from the north and US 40 and I-70 from the south. Phone (740) 454-2225 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Dillon Lake Group Picnic Shelter Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Dillon Lake Website Picturesque setting for many outdoor adventures in this area. Ohio State Parks & Division of Wildlife operate most of the facilities around Dillion Lake. These organizations do not

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Dover Dam, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions At I-77, take Exit 93, which is the Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east to State Route 800. Take State Route 800 south to the dam. Phone (330) 343-5725 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Dover Dam Website No permanent pool, but there are day-use facilities along the river. Restored village of Zoar is 5 miles North of the dam. Nearby attractions include Shoenbrunn State Park, operated by the Ohio Historical Society and Warther Museum with 56 hand-carved, operating, miniature locomotives.

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Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The Battlefield in Maumee Ohio at the intersection of US23/I-475 and US24 (Anthony Wayne Trail). A parking lot and visitors center are located on Jerome Road, where the 1.4 Northwest Territory Trail loops through the wooded area where the 1795 Battle of Fallen Timbers took place. Phone (419) 407-9700 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site Official Website Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site Map The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian

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First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The First Ladies National Historic Site is located in downtown Canton, Ohio. Free parking is available behind the Saxton House or at our gated lot on the corner of Market Avenue South and 3rd Street SW. Please begin your visit at the education center at 205 Market Avenue South. Phone (330) 452-0876 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas First Ladies National Historic Site Official Website First Ladies National Historic Site Map First Ladies National Historic Site consists of two properties in downtown Canton, Ohio – the home of First Lady Ida Saxton-McKinley and a small visitor center with an exhibit and film. Come learn about how the position of First Lady has evolved

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Take U.S. 23. Exit U.S. 23 at State Route 207 and turn right. Continue on S.R. 207 for 2 miles until it merges with S.R. 104 (Make no turns, continue straight on road as it turns into S.R. 104). Follow S.R. 104, turn left into park (approximately 1.8 miles past the S.R. 104 & S.R. 207 intersection), follow entrance road to visitor center. Phone (740) 774-1126 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Official Website Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Map Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000

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James A Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 90 – exit at Route 306 and head north to Route 20. East on Route 20 about 1.5 miles. Site is on north side of Mentor Avenue. From Route 2 – exit at Route 306 and head south to Route 20. East on Route 20 about 1.5 miles. Site is on the north side of Mentor Avenue. Phone (440) 255-8722 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas James A Garfield National Historic Site Official Website James A Garfield National Historic Site Map A front porch can serve many purposes. For some, a place to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer night. For others, a perch from which to keep eyes on

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Leesville Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From New Philadelphia, Ohio, 15 miles east on State Route 39, then 4 miles southeast on State Route 212. Phone (740) 269-2131 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Leesville Lake Photo Album Our Lands & Waters Foundation Leesville Lake Website Recreation facilities at the Corps’ Leesville Lake are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at: www.mwcdlakes.com. Golden Age and Golden Access and other Federal passports are not honored at MWCD facilities. A popular camping spot for youth and church groups.

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Michael J Kirwan Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Exit 48 (State Route 225) off of Interstate 76 and travel north two miles to Cable Line Rd. Turn left on Cable Line Road. Go one mile to Wayland Rd. and turn right. Travel approximately 3/4 of a mile on Wayland Rd., the project entrance is located on your left side. Phone (330) 358-2622 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Michael J Kirwan Lake Map Facebook Michael J Kirwan Lake Photo Album Michael J Kirwan Lake Website The reservoir and surrounding land are leased to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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Mohawk Dam, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Mohawk Dam is approximately 15 miles west of Coshocton, Ohio and 25 miles east of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Access to the dam is via State Route 36 (which connects Mount Vernon and Coshocton), then State Route 715 which travels directly across the crest of the dam. Phone (740) 824-4343 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Mohawk Dam Campground Mohawk Dam Website This is a dry dam – which means there is no permanent pool; however, water is present when impounded during flood control operations. The Walhonding River is popular for canoeing and fishing. Picnicking and camping facilities are available along the river. Roscoe Village, a

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Mohicanville Dam, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Mohicanville Dam is located on Ashland County Road 175, 14 miles south of Ashland and 10 miles north of Loudonville. Phone (419) 368-4712 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Mohicanville Dam Website The lake has no permanent pool.

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Mosquito Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Cortland, 2 miles west on OH 305. Phone (330) 637-1961 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Facebook Mosquito Creek Lake Photo Album Mosquito Creek Lake Map Mosquito Creek Lake Website Mosquito Lake is renowned for its excellent walleye and crappie fishing. Anglers also have success catching bluegill,perch,bass,and flathead/Channel catfish. A feature unique to Mosquito Creek Lake is its use of an uncontrolled natural spillway. The natural spillway is located at the upper end of the lake in a low-lying reach of the Mosquito Creek-Grand River Divide. The elevation of the spillway at

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National Aviation Heritage Area, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The National Aviation Heritage Area has multiple sites located throughout eight counties in the Dayton, Ohio and western Ohio area. Please be sure to visit a specific National Aviation Heritage Area website for directions and/or maps to each location. Phone (937) 225-7705 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas National Aviation Heritage Area Official Website National Aviation Heritage Area Map Aviation is chock-full of tradition & history and nowhere will you find a richer collection of aviation than here, the birthplace of aviation. From the straightforward bicycle shops that fostered the Wright brothers’ flying ambitions to the complex spacecraft that carried man to the moon, the National Aviation Heritage Area has everything you need to learn about this country™s

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North Branch Kokosing River Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Kokosing Lake is about 15 minutes north of Mount Vernon and just west of Fredericktown, Ohio. From Fredericktown, access to the dam is via State Route 13 north to Waterford Road. The dam is located on the right about 2 miles from the Waterford Road and Route 13 junction. Kokosing Campground and picnic areas are also on the right just off Waterford Road about 1/2 mile further. Phone (740) 824-4343 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas North Branch Kokosing River Lake Website The North Branch of Kokosing Lake has lake front camping. A small, quiet (154 acre) fishing lake has a 10-hp limit. Located 1.5

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Ohio River – Belleville Pools, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Marietta, OH, Take State Rt. 7 south to State Route 124 at Little Hocking, follow St. Rt. 124 to Reedsville, OH. Phone (740) 378-6110 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Ohio River – Belleville Pools Website Provides a navigational pool 41.5 mi upstream to Willow Island Locks & Dam, and is an integral link in the Ohio River navigation channel located at Reedsville

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Ohio River – Hannibal Pool, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located off OH 7 at Hannibal, OH. Phone (614) 483-2305 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Ohio River – Hannibal Pool Website This modern structure replaces three old wicket-type dams which served river traffic for over 70 years. Several full-size wickets and a workboat, used to operate them, are displayed at the visitor center.

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Ohio River – Meldahl Pool, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Capt Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam is located about 30-40 minutes east of Cincinnati, OH. Take the New Richmond Exit from I-275 onto east US 52. The locks and dam are between Neville and Chilo, OH. Also, From Portsmouth, Ohio, about 2 hours on west US 52. Phone (513) 876-2921 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas White Oak Creek Ohio River – Meldahl Pool Website Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks & Dam is located at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River. It creates a 95 mile navigational pool between Meldahl Locks & Dam and Greenup Locks & Dam. Meldahl is an integral link in the

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Ohio River – New Cumberland Pool, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on OH 7, 9 miles north of Steubenville. Phone (614) 537-2571 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Ohio River – New Cumberland Pool Website A modern structure with a 1,200- by 110-ft main chamber enables large tows to make quick passage through the lock.

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Ohio River – Willow Island Pool, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The locks are located across the river from Willow Island, WV approximately 9 miles from Marietta, OH, on State Route 7 North. Phone (740) 374-8710 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Ohio River – Willow Island Pool Website This facility replaced three obsolete locks & dams and provides a navigable pool 35.3 river miles to Hannibal Locks & Dam on the Ohio River.

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Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The Old Woman Creek Reserve is located on the south-central shore of Lake Erie in Erie County, Ohio, three miles east of Huron. Phone 419-433-4601 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Old Woman Creek, OH Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve The national NERR program, a national network of protected estuaries where integrated research and education leads to coastal stewardship, works at each estuary with a local partner(s). Old Woman Creek Research Reserve, located in Ohio, is one of the 28 protected estuaries within the NERR system. In Ohio, the local partner is the ODNR Division of Wildlife. It is one

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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo/Oregon and 16 miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2. From I80/90 westbound, take exit 91; follow State Route 19 north to State Route 2; follow State Route 2 west 3 miles to the entrance road on the right. From I80/90 eastbound, take exit 81; follow State Route 105 east to State Route 590; follow State Route 590 north to State Route 2; follow State Route 2 east 2 miles to the entrance road on the left. The half-mile entrance road is located on the north side of State Route 2. Phone 419-898-0014 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas The

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Paint Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Paint Creek Lake is located on Paint Creek, which originates 30 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. From Columbus take Route 23 south to Chillicothe. From Chillicothe take Route 50 west for 20 miles to Rapid Forge Road, turn right for 2.1 miles, entrance will be located on the left. When coming from Hillsboro take Route 50 east for 20 miles to Rapid Forge Road, turn right for 2.1 miles, entrance will be located on the left. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office is located on Rapid Forge Road off of Route 50. The State Park Office is located on Route 50. Phone (937) 365-1470 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds PAINT CREEK DAM SITE Hiking Trails

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Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is located within the Village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio on South Bass Island. The most common way to reach the island is by the Jet Express or Miller Boat Line ferries. When traveling east, use Ohio Turnpike to US 250 north to SR 2 west. When traveling west, use Ohio Turnpike to SR 53 north to SR 2 east. From SR 2 take the SR 163 exit OR the ST 250 exit for the Jet Express passenger ferry, Or take the SR 53 exit for Miller Boat Line vehicle and passenger ferry. Phone (419) 285-2184 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

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Piedmont Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions On I-77, take Exit 47 at Cambridge, Ohio and go east on State Route 22 for 23 miles OR off I-70, take Exit 202, go north on State Route 800 to State Route 22, and go east on State Route 22 approximately 3 miles to the project. Phone (740) 968-4440 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Piedmont Lake Website Salt Fork Lodge and State Park are near this 2,312-acre lake. Golden Age and Golden Access and other Federal recreation passports are not honored by the state.

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Pleasant Hill Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Pleasant Hill Lake is approximately 20 miles east of I-71. At I-71 take Exit 165, take State Route 97 east, travel 4.6 miles past the village of Butler, Ohio and turn left onto McCurdy Road, go two miles and turn right on Goon Road. It’s 1.2 miles to the dam. Phone (419) 938-5785 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Pleasant Hill Lake Website At the Corps Pleasant Hill Lake, extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at: www.mwcdlakes,com. Golden Age and Golden Access and other Federal recreation passports are not honored by MWCD. Louis Bromfield’s home, Malabar Farm, is maintained by the State Historical Society at

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Senecaville Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Senecaville Lake is approximately 6 miles east of I-77. At I-77, take Exit 37 which is the Senecaville, Ohio/Senecaville Lake State Route 313 Exit. Take State Route 313 east to State Route 574. Turn right/south on State Route 574 until you cross Senecaville Lake Dam. Phone (740) 685-5585 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Senecaville Lake Website At the Corps Senecaville Lake, extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at: www.mwcdlakes,com. Golden Age and Golden Access and other Federal recreation passports are not honored by MWCD. One of the attractions is a Federal fish hatchery. Salt Fork Lodge and State Park are near the lake.

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Tappan Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located between Cadiz and Uhrichsville, Ohio on U.S. Route 250. From Uhrichsville, 6 miles east on U.S. Route 250. Phone (740) 269-2681 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Tappan Lake Website At the Corps Tappan Lake extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at: www.mwcdlakes,com. Golden Age and Golden Access and other Federal recreation passports are not honored by MWCD. Tappan Lake is near a restored Indian village at Shoenbrunn State Park and the outdoor historical drama, “Trumpet in the Land.”

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Wayne National Forest, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds LAKE VESUVIUS RECREATION AREA LEITH RUN IRON RIDGE – LAKE VESUVIUS OAK HILL – LAKE VESUVIUS Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Sycamore Trailhead Monday Creek OHV System Monday Creek Trailhead Old Stone Church Trailhead Kinderhook Trailhead Sand Hill Trailhead John’s Creek Trailhead Balancing Rock Trailhead Bluegrass Trailhead Morgan Sisters Trailhead Ohio River Scenic Byway Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Wayne National Forest The Wayne National Forest is within a few hours drive of several metropolitan areas such as Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Pittsburgh. Yet it retains an air of nostalgia, with covered bridges, rockshelters, springs and

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West Fork of Mill Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in Cincinnati, from I-275 take the Winton Road exit, then south to the park. Phone (513) 851-0611 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas West Fork of Mill Creek Lake Website West Fork of Mill Creek Lake Photo Album West Fork Lake, OH is leased to the Hamilton County Park District and is part of the 2,630-acre Winton Woods Park. The park includes two State Dedicated Nature Preserves including Spring Beauty Dell and the Greenbelt Area. The park has a wide array of recreational activities including Frisbee golf, Fitness Parcourse, picnicking, two golf courses,

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West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge is closed year round; no visitation is allowed. Phone 419-898-0014 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge is located in the western basin of Lake Erie. It is jointly owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Staff at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge manage the island as a wilderness area, as provided under the Federal Wilderness Act. West Sister Island is Ohio’s only Wilderness Area. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established West Sister Island “as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife…,” and it was specifically designated to protect the largest wading bird nesting colony on

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William H. Harsha Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions Located southeast of Batavia just south of OH 32, approximately 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, OH. Phone (513) 797-6081 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas William H. Harsha Lake Photo Album William H. Harsha Lake Website William H. Harsha Lake, OH is located on the East Fork of the Little Miami River in Clermont County. In 1869 there were two active gold mines on the project. One, located on the north bank in the vicinity of Elk Lick, consisted of a flume for washing glacial deposits. The other was a tunnel mine in the vicinity of

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William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-71 north; Take Exit 2 (Reading Road and Eden Park Drive). Stay in right lane; turn left at first stoplight onto Dorchester Avenue, and go to the top of the hill. Turn right on Auburn Avenue and go 1 ½ blocks to the site. Park will be on the right. From I-71S, take Exit 3 (Taft Road). Follow Taft Road westbound. Go 0.75 mile to Auburn Avenue. Turn left and go 0.5 mile to the site. Park will be on the left. Phone (513) 684-3262 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas William Howard Taft National Historic Site Official Website William Howard Taft National Historic Site Map High atop one of Cincinnati’s most prominent hilltops stands the two-story

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Wills Creek Lake, Ohio Camping & Hiking

Directions From Coshocton, Ohio, take State Route 16 West to State Route 83 South. On State Route 83 South go approximately 4.5 miles and turn right onto County Road 429 (stay to the left at all intersections). Turn left at County Road 497, which goes across Wills Creek Dam. The project office is located on the far side. Phone (740) 829-2425 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas Wills Creek Lake Website A 900-acre lake near Roscoe Village, a restored town on the Ohio-Erie Canal. There are several river access points operated by Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A handicap fishing access is being developed below the dam for 2004.

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