Portage Lake Dam Renovation : Water Level Will Not Be Lowered

COLUMBUS, OH – Work on rehabilitating the Portage Lakes State Park’s West Reservoir will not require the lake level to be lowered, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The use of a hydraulic pile driver, a relatively new technology, will allow…

Coldwater Boating Safety Tips: Be Prepared

COLUMBUS, OH – The swamping and capsizing of a small boat resulting in occupants being unexpectedly immersed in frigid water poses a serious threat to boaters and anglers getting out on the water this time of year as water temperatures slowly begin to warm. …

Cold Water Safety for Ohio Hunters and Anglers

COLUMBUS, OH– The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has good advice for the thousands of anglers who soon will be wading in and boating upon frigid waterways in hopes of landing a prize catch—dress for the water temperature instead of air temperature. “Recreational boaters and…

Portage Lakes Drawdown Oct 18th

COLUMBUS, OH – Lake levels will be dropped at several areas of Portage Lakes State Park beginning October 18 to allow for dock repairs, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  The water will remain lowered until November 15. Lakes in the Portage Lakes…

Draw Down At Lake Milton

COLUMBUS, OH – The lake level at Lake Milton State Park will be dropped in the coming weeks to allow construction of new docks, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The draw down will begin October 1 and should be complete…

Alum Treatment at Grand Lake St. Mary's

COLUMBUS, OHIO—Alum treatment will begin Thursday, September 23 and be completed by late Friday, September 24 at demonstration areas around Grand Lake St. Marys, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The alum will be applied in liquid form using a boat-mounted…

100 Days Of Summer: Day 41- Apply for Ohio State Park Boat Dock

Image by RunnerJenny via Flickr Continuing Cheat Week, as I Try To catch up, Here’s another Summer Deadline Fast Approaching: COLUMBUS, OH – Boat owners wishing to rent public boat docks at several popular Ohio State Park lakes have until Tuesday, August 31 to…

100 Days of Summer: Day 39-Cheaper Camping at Grand Lake St. Mary's

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH—In an effort to off-set lost revenues of local businesses and individuals, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering deep discounts on camping and shelter house rentals at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park. Campsite fees and shelter house…

100 Days of Summer: Day 35- Run for Your Lives!

This video of a storm front approaching a beach ( Either the UK or Sweden, but not, obviously, both) has been making the rounds on teh internet. Enjoy the awesome majesty of mother nature and gaze in awe at the people who just, umm,…

100 Days of Summer: Day 33- Perry's Memorial

Image via Wikipedia PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio – Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial offers travelers an opportunity to leave life’s stresses behind and learn about  America’s forgotten war—the War of 1812 – in a picturesque island setting. This week’s National Park Getaway, one in a series…

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