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Sports & Outdoors

Coshocton County offers a range of activities that will satisfy thrill seekers and those are just wanting to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.  Whether you are looking to hike, bike, geocache, swim, golf, fish or hunt, Coshocton has many activities available for the entire family.

Fishing & Boating (Ohio Rivers)

Fishing in Coshocton OhioCoshocton Ohio is home to diverse and plentiful fish populations and water sources.  The county boasts three rivers that provides plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking and other water activities.

Muskingum River Water Trail: This river trail connects Coshocton to the Ohio Riveralong the longest navigable river in the state. It includes the hand-operated locks of the Muskingum River Parkway and passes through the historic communities of Dresden, Zanesville, Malta-McConnelsville, Beverly and the port town of Marietta. (112 miles) . 

The Walhonding River flows for its entire length in Coshocton County. It is formed by the confluence of the Mohican River and the Kokosing River and flows generally east-southeast, passing through Mohawk Dam, and through the towns of Nellie and Warsaw.  It meets the Tuscarawas River at the city of Coshocton to form the Muskingum River.  

Fishing Treks with Belly Boats (Woodbury Wildlife Lakes)

Guided Fishing TripsWoodbury has over 19,000 acres and over 40 lakes for fishing. Ohio Belly Boat Fishing is the only company in Ohio offering guided belly boat fishing treks in the Woodbury Wildlife Area. Fishing Woodbury from a belly boat is an ideal way to access its remote lakes and monster bass and crappie. They offer half day, full day and multi day guided treks with all equipment available (belly boat, waders, fins, rod, reel, tackle & instruction).

Ohio Belly Boat Fishing offers fishing year-round and can take groups from 1 to 6 people ages 8+. It's a great way for a visitor to have a great time fishing in Coshocton county. Whether it's a father son outing, business relationship or just fishing with a buddy, they offer a complete solution that allows visitors to disconnect, get a little exercise and explore a beautiful part of Ohio. Woodbury fishing on a belly boat is a blast and the fishing is outstanding!

Forest Hill Lake

Forest Hill Lake & Campground Coshocton OhioForest Hill Lake & Campground
52176 Coshocton CR 425
West Lafayette, Ohio
740-545-9642

Six acre lake, complete swimming set-up, playground, 4 picnic shelters w/ tables & grills, concession stand, hot showers & public restrooms at the beach. Also has 85 campsites with water & electric. Tent camping nestled in the woods. 

Lake Park Aquatic Center

Coshocton Lake Park Aquatic CenterLake Park Aquatic Center Swimming Pool
23253 State Route 83 North
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
www.coshoctonlakepark.com
740-623-2943 (pool)  740-622-7528 (office)
Open Mon. - Sat.  11-6 and Sundays 1 - 7

$5 Students  $7 Adults     Season Passes available.

Coshocton Lake Park Aquatic Center, with 17,000 sq. ft. of swim area, a water play gym, waterfalls, tunnels, body slides and tube slides.

River View Community Swimming Pool

River View Community Swimming Pool
236 Park Drive, Warsaw, Ohio 43844

Mon - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Sun 1:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Pool  740-824-5457
www.warsawohio.us

Daily Admission, Seasonal Memberships, and 30-Admission Punch Cards Available.

 

Coshocton Bowling Center

Coshocton Bowling CenterCoshocton Bowling Center
775 S. 2nd Street
Coshocton, Ohio
740-622-6657
www.coshoctonbowlingcenter.com

Bowling center with 34 lanes with bumpers and handicap ramp available. Rock and Bowl every Saturday night.

Kids America

Kids America Coshocton OhioKids America
1600 Otsego Avenue
Coshocton, Ohio
740-622-6657
www.Kids-America.org

Kids America features indoor youth and adult soccer fields, tennis, volleyball, basketball, indoor tracks, and more.  

Hickory Flats Golf Course

Hickory Flats Golf Course in West Lafayette Ohio

Hickory Flats Golf Course
54188 Township Road 155
West Lafayette, Ohio
740-545-7796
www.hickoryflatgreens.com

Hickory Flats Golf Course is an 18 hole, 6,600 yard, par 72 course designed by, Kidwell & Hurdzan, Inc. in 1969. The courses signature hole is the par 5 13th hole.  This medium-length layout has 3 sets of teeboxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience.  Hickory Flats was named 'Best Places To Play' by Golf Digest in 2009.  The Course has a driving range, putting green, Pro Shop and snack bar.  Open year round, weather permitting.

River Greens Golf Course

River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette Ohio

River Greens Golf Course
22749 State Route 751
West Lafayette, Ohio
740-545-7817
888-584-4495
www.rivergreens.com

River Greens Golf Course is a 27-hole course that has been designated by Golf Digest as "... one of North America’s top 201 best public-access courses" and given 4 ½ stars.  River Greens offers laserlink, Sky Caddie,  a restaurant and banquet room and a full pro shop and a PGA Professional.  New in 2013 is the Guest House at River Greens.

 

AEP Conesville Coal Lands

Woodbury Wildlife Area

The Conesville Coal Lands is a 14,639 acre public hunting and fishing area located five miles Southeast of Coshocton, Ohio in Coshocton and Muskingum counties. The area provides over 100 lakes and ponds for fishing and an Equine Trail Area. No Camping - Recreational-User's permit required

Elsaan Outfitting

Elsaan Outfitting Shooting Range Ohio26100 Township Road 52
Walhonding, Ohio 43843
740-294-9399 or 740-502-8512
Hunting Season: October 1st - April 1st
Open 7 days a week
www.elsaanoutfitting.com

Elsaan Outfitting is open to the public and promises to provide you with an hunting exciting experience you will not want to miss! They offer fully guided bird hunts. Hunt high quality ringneck pheasants, chukars, and bobwhite quails. Bring your own dog, or choose a guided hunt with our dog and handlers. Whether you are a group of friends, a father-son/daughter looking for an enjoyable bird hunting experience or a corporate group ready for a fun day afield we can make your upland bird hunt a memorable one.

Elsaan Outfitting Has Two Properties; A 165 Acre Plot With A 17 Stand Sporting Clay Course, Clubhouse, Gymnasium, 10 Fish Ponds, and a 65 Foot European Tower.

Mohawk Dry Reservoir

Woodbury Wildlife Area

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. The Walhonding River is popular for canoeing and fishing. Public hunting is available in designated areas.  See the Mohawk Dam Public Hunting Area Map.  Picnicking and camping facilities are available along the river.

 

 

Simco Wildlife Area

Woodbury Wildlife Area

Simco Wildlife Area lies in the southeastern corner of Coshocton County, approximately 3 miles south of the town of Coshocton. Access to the area may be gained from State Route 83 and Township Road 276, which runs east-west through the area. Over 97 percent of the land (837.4 acres) is forested. The remaining three percent (20.5 acres) is wetlands and ponds.

White-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits, wild turkey, and ruffed grouse are the primary species of interest. Furbearers including beaver, raccoon, opossum, muskrat, mink, and skunks are present. The water impoundments have been stocked with bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.  Deer and turkey hunting may be productive throughout the area. Grouse and rabbit hunting may be productive in the brush land areas. Good squirrel hunting may be encountered on most of the area. Simco Wildlife Area also presents good opportunities for trapping furbearers.

Woodbury Wildlife Area

Woodbury Wildlife Area

19,000 Acres East-central Ohio approximately five miles west of the city of Coshocton

740-824-3211

Woodbury Wildlife Area in Coshocton County is the largest public hunting and fishing area in Ohio. Their 19,000 acres is operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources specifically for wildlife recreation. It has also been designated as a 'Watchable Wildlife' area and is home to rarely spotted birds such as bobolinks, short-eared owls, rough-legged hawks and numerous songbirds. You'll also find white-tailed deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, cottontail rabbits, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, skunks and many others. More than 42 ponds on the land have been stocked with bass, bluegill, red-ear sunfish, and channel catfish. Open year-round, this public wildlife area is perfect for birding, hiking, picnicking, primitive camping, fishing and hunting. 

Woodbury features a Class A shooting range with 48 shooting benches distributed at 25, 50, 100 and 200-yard backdrops for pistol and rifle users. Shotgun enthusiasts can choose trap, skeet, hand-thrown or patterning areas. A walk-through archery trail with 20 targets set at various yardages is also available. Purchase permits for the shooting  range where you buy your hunting and fishing licenses.

Access to Woodbury Wildlife Area is free although licenses are required for hunting and fishing. There are numerous access roads into the area. The shooting range is located just seven minutes outside Coshocton on State Route 541. Call for directions and information (740) 824-3211.

 

Woodbury Wildlife Shooting Range

Woodbury Wildlife Shooting Range41384 State Route 541 West
(6 miles west of Coshocton)
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
740-327-2109
Open Wednesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm
Closed during January and February
Woodbury Wildlife Area Map 

Woodbury Wildlife Area features a Class A shooting range with 48 shooting benches distributed at 25, 50, 100 and 200-yard backdrops for pistol and rifle users. Shotgun enthusiasts can choose trap, skeet, hand-thrown or patterning areas. A walk-through archery trail with 20 targets set at various yardages is also available.  Purchase permits for the shooting range where you buy your State of Ohio hunting and fishing licenses (they are not sold at the Shooting Range).  Access to Woodbury Wildlife Area is free although licenses are required for hunting and fishing. There are numerous access roads into the area. The shooting range is located just seven minutes outside Coshocton on State Route 541. 

Clary Gardens

Clary Gardens Botanical GardenClary Gardens
588 W. Chestnut Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
740-622-6524
www.ClaryGardens.org

This botanical garden offers 20 acres of rolling hills, woodland trail with sandstone outcroppings, springhouse, ponds, and growing collection of native and exotic plants.  A new gazebo and outdoor amphitheater are recent additions to the gardens.  Clary Gardens is a popular place for events and weddings.  Admission to the garden is free. 

Eagle Ridge Trail

Eagle Ridge Trail in Coshocton OhioEagle Ridge Trail 
23253 State Route 83 North
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
740-622-7528
www.coshoctonlakepark.com/nature-trails.htm

This is the newest addition to the trails at Lake Park.   A total of 7.5 miles runs through dense forest, along steep ledges and along river beds.  A very scenic and rugged trail.

Three Rivers Bike Trail

Three Rivers Bike Path in Lake Park Coshocton OhioThree Rivers Bike Trail
23253 State Route 83 North
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
740-622-7528
www.coshoctonlakepark.com/nature-trails.htm
www.traillink.com/trail-maps/coshocton-three-rivers-bikeway.aspx

Dedicated in 2000, the Three Rivers Bikeway added another 1.2 miles of asphalt to the Towpath Trail in Lake Park and connects downtown Coshocton to the Lake Park District.

Towpath & Aqueduct Footbridge

Towpath & Aqueduct Footbridge in Lake Park Coshocton OhioTowpath & Aqueduct Footbridge
23253 State Route 83 North
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
740-622-7528
www.coshoctonlakepark.com/nature-trails.htm

Coshocton Lake Park has many miles of paved walking/bicycle trails.  Commonly called the "Towpath" many of these trails follow the original towpath of the historic Ohio-Erie canal.  The trail connects Lake Park, Historic Roscoe Village, and the Monticello Canal Boat ride and crosses over the Walhonding River via a rebuilt replica of the Aqueduct Bridge which carried the canal boats high above the river current.  Other sightings along the walkpath are "Lock 27", the original sandstone canal boat locks which have since been turned into beautiful gardens and 2 river basins that were once water sources for the canal. 

The Coshocton Crow Geotrail

The Coshocton Ice Carving Festival

There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world—now there are even more hidden right here in Coshocton County. The  Coshocton Crow Geotrail offers fun, free, family-friendly activity you can do any time of the year!

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Visit
Coshocton Visitors Bureau & the Annin Flagmakers Showroom
432 North Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, OH  43812
(Located in Historic Roscoe Village)

Call
740-622-4877
800-338-4724

Email 
info@visitcoshocton.com

Office /Welcome Center Hours

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Daily

Closed on Sundays until May 

Coshocton Visitors Bureau Mission Statement
The mission of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is to increase overnight stays in one of our lodging facilities through the promotion of tourism experiences, overnight packages, and attractions to encourage tourists to visit, explore, and plan return visits to Coshocton County.

The Coshocton County Visitor Bureau is a proud supporter of the following organizations:

 Ohio Heartland Wine and Cheese Trail Ohio Travel Association Coshocton Chamber of Commerce Coshocton is Blooming Coshocton Port Authority Johnson Humrickhouse MuseumCoshocton Airport Amphiteater Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus Coshocton Friends of the Park Clary Gardens Adventures in Northeast Ohio Ohio Has It Pomerene Center of the Arts Ohio Appalachian Country Coshocton Footlight Players Roscoe Village Association   

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