Mohican State Park has improvements in store.
A plan to use $5 million to make capital improvements to Mohican State Park in central Ohio was recently announced by Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer.
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As one of Ohio’s favorite outdoor destinations for people interested in all sorts of outdoor recreation, including fishing, hunting, and canoeing, Mohican State Park was an obvious place for improvements to be made in the Ohio State Park System.
“Governor Kasich and I know that to attract more Ohioans and visitors to explore Ohio, we need to have a good product,” said Taylor. “Much of the infrastructure at our state parks was built decades ago, and this unprecedented $88.5 million capital improvement investment in Ohio State Parks allows for noticeable changes for all visitors to enjoy.”
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With over 1,100 acres in the State Park and another 4,000+ in the adjacent State Forest, Mohican is one of Ohio’s most beautiful areas. It lies outside of the glaciated part of the state. That means the glaciers that once covered Ohio did not reach as far south as Mohican. This left beautiful gorges, cliffs, and rivers for visitors to enjoy in all their natural splendor.
Planned improvements in the park include the construction of a new nature center, renovation of all 25 cottages, restroom improvements, a campground pool renovation, and more. The goal of these improvements is to provide visitors with a more pleasant and comfortable experience at the park.
“We are committed to Ohio State Parks and understand that this money is not intended to expand the park system, but to serve as a step toward improving and updating our parks for the enjoyment of every visitor,” said Zehringer.
The money for this project comes from the support of Governor John Kasich, Senate President Keith Faber and the Ohio General Assembly, which included a surprising amount of $88.5 million for capital improvements to Ohio State Parks around the state.
This unprecedented amount of money for park improvements led to the ODNR to create a website where people can submit their ideas for which parks would benefit the most from improvements. To fill out a survey of your own, follow this link.
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Ohio is one of only seven states in the country which does not charge a fee to access the state parks. With all the money being devoted to improving the parks, the millions of visitors that pass through the parks each year will continue to see great improvements and renovations around the state.
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