• Campfire stories!

    Campfire stories!

    Spooky or silly- who has the best tall tale?

  • Sunset


    Sunsets are better here

  • It's a beautiful day to build a sandcastle

    It's a beautiful day to build a sandcastle

  • Take time to enjoy friends

    Take time to enjoy friends

  • Float the day away

    Float the day away

    Relax and enjoy the calm water

  • Back to Basics

    Back to Basics

    Unplug and reconnect

  • Relax


    Amazing sunsets melt into beautiful nights

Recent Updates


  • Lots for the 2019 Seasonal Camper Lottery Lots for the 2019 Seasonal Camper Lottery Saturday, March 16 is the Seasonal Camper Lottery! The 1st lottery will start at 10am and the 2nd and 3rd lotteries will begin at 1pm running consecutively until completed. more
  • Hunting Maps and Safety Tips Hunting Maps and Safety Tips Hunting, particularly deer hunting, is a popular activity on Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) property. Wildlife found throughout MWCD public access lands includes deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, waterfowl and other migratory game more
  • Explorers of Nature Begins this Weekend! Explorers of Nature Begins this Weekend! Children, ages 4 to 15, are invited to be an "Explorer of Nature"! Our park naturalist will offer Explorers of Nature every Saturday, from 10am-12pm, through August 5. more

Welcome to Charles Mill Lake Park

I want to personally thank you for your interest in Charles Mill Lake Park. My staff and I strive to make your stay here, whether for a day, week, or the whole summer, as memorable as possible. Our staff will help you in any way to make your stay enjoyable.

It’s here where I come to escape the noise and stress of life. I’ve grown up at this park, having worked here since 1996 and while life has changed and progressed, nature has remained the same. The lake is always beautiful and ready for fishing, swimming, or boating. The camp sites are places to go to escape, even just for a bit, from reality; to connect with friends and family over a camp fire, roast marshmallows and tell stories. The sunsets over the lake look like they have been painted. It is truly breathtaking to witness one. Come reconnect with old friends, bring your family, or just that special someone. Spend a weekend. I know you will be hooked, just like I was so long ago, once you get here.

Steven Rice,
Park Manager

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Park Plans & Developments

We issue alerts regarding imminent threats to health and safety, and updates that affect activities or property in and around the lake.