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Operating as usual

12/22/2021

Happy Winter Solstice and the official first day of winter ❄️! Who is excited for some winter hiking 🥾🧭? Be on the lookout soon for a complete list of our naturalist led winter hikes in 2022 including a number of First Day hikes on January 1. For more info on winter activities in the buckeye state, head to https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/go-and-do/family-friendly/winter-activities. Ohio. Find It Here. Explore Hocking Hills (photo of Upper Falls and the cliffs at Hocking Hills State Park)

12/18/2021

Did you know that today is National Maple Syrup Day? We are so fortunate that we have our very own Maple Syrup Festival held right here at the beautiful Indian Lake Campgrounds and it is run by the ILDC. Unfortunately, last year's 34th annual event was canceled due to Covid, but this year is on the books and scheduled for Saturday, March 19th, and Sunday, March 20th so be sure to mark your calendars for this great IL event! #nationalmaplesyrupday2021 #indianlakeohio #villageoflakeview

The spillway historical marker is now in place!
12/17/2021

The spillway historical marker is now in place!

Indian Lake State Park hosted the central district annual December staff meeting. Chief Cobb and administrators highligh...
12/16/2021

Indian Lake State Park hosted the central district annual December staff meeting. Chief Cobb and administrators highlighted good work and outstanding service by staff over the past year, including many improvement projects within the central district parks.

Many Indian Lake employees were recognized for years of service. Congratulations to Al Davis for 25 years, Hiedie Whitman for 20 years, Rob Heckler for 15 years and Gidget Applegate for 5 years. Thanks for your hard work and dedication!

Employees also collected food and gift cards for an intermittent Natural Resource Worker who is undergoing cancer treatments.

We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Looking for a good gift? Let them open the gift of the great outdoors this year! Ohio State Parks gift cards or gift cer...
12/14/2021

Looking for a good gift? Let them open the gift of the great outdoors this year!

Ohio State Parks gift cards or gift certificates extend across the parks system, so your friends and family can choose the park and the time of year that works best for them. Gift cards and certificates can be used on camping, lodges, restaurants, boat rentals, etc.

Gift certificates can be printed from home and make the perfect last-minute gifts!

https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/buy-and-apply/gifts-and-mechandise/state-parks-gift-cards

Looking for a good gift? Let them open the gift of the great outdoors this year!

Ohio State Parks gift cards or gift certificates extend across the parks system, so your friends and family can choose the park and the time of year that works best for them. Gift cards and certificates can be used on camping, lodges, restaurants, boat rentals, etc.

Gift certificates can be printed from home and make the perfect last-minute gifts!

https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/buy-and-apply/gifts-and-mechandise/state-parks-gift-cards

Want to camp this weekend? Indian Lake has electric site availability in A-Area. Potable water and the dump station are ...
12/10/2021

Want to camp this weekend? Indian Lake has electric site availability in A-Area. Potable water and the dump station are available at the welcome center. Reserve online at www.reserveohio.com.

Want to camp this weekend? Indian Lake has electric site availability in A-Area. Potable water and the dump station are available at the welcome center. Reserve online at www.reserveohio.com.

Three NRO positions for Indian Lake are posted. Apply now. The deadline is approaching.
12/10/2021

Three NRO positions for Indian Lake are posted. Apply now. The deadline is approaching.

Sunrise today from Paradise Island parking lot.
12/09/2021

Sunrise today from Paradise Island parking lot.

12/07/2021

Sandy Beach Bridge Christmas Tree Lighting 🎄 Santa Claus arrived on a pontoon boat!

Ohio Wraps Up the 2021 Deer Gun Hunting Week COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio hunters harvested 70,413 deer during the 2021 deer gu...
12/06/2021

Ohio Wraps Up the 2021 Deer Gun Hunting Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio hunters harvested 70,413 deer during the 2021 deer gun week that concluded on Sunday, Dec. 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the past three years, hunters checked an average of 65,280 deer during the same weeklong period, which marks an 8% increase in 2021. Deer gun season is open again on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19.

During the deer gun week, hunters harvested 25,263 bucks (36% of deer taken), 36,096 does (51%), and 8,021 button bucks (11%). Bucks with shed antlers and bucks with antlers less than 3 inches long accounted for 1,033 deer, or 1% of the harvest.

“All deer taken by hunters are required to be entered into Ohio’s game check system,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “The information collected during the game check process is critically important to the Division of Wildlife for planning quality deer management into the future.”

The top 10 counties for deer taken during the gun week include: Coshocton (2,403), Tuscarawas (2,204), Muskingum (2,107), Ashtabula (2,039), Knox (2,023), Guernsey (1,968), Carroll (1,767), Licking (1,712), Holmes (1,645) and Washington (1,483). Coshocton County also led the state in 2020 with 2,281 deer checked. Statewide in 2020, hunters took 71,651 deer.

Straight-walled cartridge rifles have become more popular each year since becoming legal for deer hunting in 2014. During deer gun hunting week, straight-walled cartridge rifles were used for 49% of checked deer. Shotguns accounted for 43% of the total. In addition, 6% were taken with a muzzleloader, 1% by archery equipment, and less than 1% with a handgun.

Through Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, 80,178 deer have been taken by Ohio archery hunters. Plus, Ohio’s youth hunters checked 7,634 deer during the two-day youth gun season, Nov. 20-21.

Because Ohio is known as a quality deer hunting state, many out-of-state hunters travel here during the season. The top five states for purchasing a nonresident hunting license in Ohio include: Pennsylvania (7,929 licenses sold), Michigan (5,533), West Virginia (3,898), North Carolina (3,740), and New York (3,597). Deer hunting participation remains high for all hunters, with 383,770 deer hunting permits sold or issued through Sunday, Dec. 5.

While gun hunting remains a favorite season, the number of hunters pursuing deer with archery equipment is growing rapidly. For the eighth year in a row, more deer were harvested during the 2020-21 archery season than during the gun season. The number of hunters who hunt using multiple implements is also increasing. In 2020, nearly 75% of gun hunters also participated in the archery season.

The Division of Wildlife wants to help new and experienced hunters make the most of their outdoor adventures. Visit the Wild Ohio Harvest Community page at wildohio.gov for information on getting started, hunting opportunities, and delicious wild game recipes.

Connect with the Division of Wildlife by downloading the HuntFish OH app and on Twitter and Facebook for instant news stories, outdoor recreation ideas, local wildlife information, and so much more. The Your Wild Ohio Hunter page provides hunting tips and useful information as you get outside this season.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit wildohio.gov to find out more.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.


Editor’s Note: A county list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during the 2021 deer gun hunting week is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the deer harvest numbers for 2021, and the three-year average from 2018, 2019, and 2020 is in parentheses. A three-year average provides a better overall comparison to this year’s numbers, eliminating year-to-year variation because of weather, misaligned season dates, timing of the crop harvest, and other unavoidable factors. Numbers below are raw data and subject to change.

Adams: 1,042 (973); Allen: 352 (338); Ashland: 1,444 (1,311); Ashtabula: 2,039 (2,032); Athens: 1,327 (1,281); Auglaize: 431 (332); Belmont: 1,154 (1,173); Brown: 887 (846); Butler: 352 (318); Carroll: 1,767 (1,530); Champaign: 469 (394); Clark: 209 (192); Clermont: 609 (638); Clinton: 208 (220); Columbiana: 1,362 (1,216); Coshocton: 2,403 (2,260); Crawford: 646 (568); Cuyahoga: 49 (44); Darke: 303 (275); Defiance: 802 (778); Delaware: 441 (383); Erie: 327 (261); Fairfield: 765 (681); Fayette: 117 (119); Franklin: 159 (147); Fulton: 407 (331); Gallia: 1,113 (1,048); Geauga: 700 (568); Greene: 246 (230); Guernsey: 1,968 (1,784); Hamilton: 140 (153); Hancock: 606 (520); Hardin: 640 (534); Harrison: 1,318 (1,371); Henry: 438 (351); Highland: 1,118 (933); Hocking: 1,102 (1,130); Holmes: 1,645 (1,468); Huron: 1,166 (1,008); Jackson: 986 (1,003); Jefferson: 866 (787); Knox: 2,023 (1,764); Lake: 164 (176); Lawrence: 677 (713); Licking: 1,712 (1,605); Logan: 780 (711); Lorain: 783 (646); Lucas: 103 (128); Madison: 234 (171); Mahoning: 614 (571); Marion: 446 (382); Medina: 682 (650); Meigs: 1,261 (1,148); Mercer: 422 (298); Miami: 256 (214); Monroe: 1,103 (1,092); Montgomery: 206 (153); Morgan: 1,298 (1,253); Morrow: 633 (620); Muskingum: 2,107 (1,993); Noble: 1,249 (1,240); Ottawa: 173 (141); Paulding: 598 (455); Perry: 1,112 (1,052); Pickaway: 259 (258); Pike: 623 (666); Portage: 719 (607); Preble: 334 (290); Putnam: 370 (308); Richland: 1,346 (1,270); Ross: 1,056 (1,024); Sandusky: 305 (278); Scioto: 683 (729); Seneca: 927 (800); Shelby: 400 (357); Stark: 929 (859); Summit: 206 (175); Trumbull: 1,241 (1,165); Tuscarawas: 2,204 (2,107); Union: 380 (331); Van Wert: 268 (229); Vinton: 930 (896); Warren: 317 (305); Washington: 1,483 (1,411); Wayne: 893 (798); Williams: 719 (633); Wood: 340 (339); Wyandot: 722 (739).

2021 total: 70,413
Three-year average total: (65,280)

Ohio Wraps Up the 2021 Deer Gun Hunting Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio hunters harvested 70,413 deer during the 2021 deer gun week that concluded on Sunday, Dec. 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the past three years, hunters checked an average of 65,280 deer during the same weeklong period, which marks an 8% increase in 2021. Deer gun season is open again on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19.

During the deer gun week, hunters harvested 25,263 bucks (36% of deer taken), 36,096 does (51%), and 8,021 button bucks (11%). Bucks with shed antlers and bucks with antlers less than 3 inches long accounted for 1,033 deer, or 1% of the harvest.

“All deer taken by hunters are required to be entered into Ohio’s game check system,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “The information collected during the game check process is critically important to the Division of Wildlife for planning quality deer management into the future.”

The top 10 counties for deer taken during the gun week include: Coshocton (2,403), Tuscarawas (2,204), Muskingum (2,107), Ashtabula (2,039), Knox (2,023), Guernsey (1,968), Carroll (1,767), Licking (1,712), Holmes (1,645) and Washington (1,483). Coshocton County also led the state in 2020 with 2,281 deer checked. Statewide in 2020, hunters took 71,651 deer.

Straight-walled cartridge rifles have become more popular each year since becoming legal for deer hunting in 2014. During deer gun hunting week, straight-walled cartridge rifles were used for 49% of checked deer. Shotguns accounted for 43% of the total. In addition, 6% were taken with a muzzleloader, 1% by archery equipment, and less than 1% with a handgun.

Through Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, 80,178 deer have been taken by Ohio archery hunters. Plus, Ohio’s youth hunters checked 7,634 deer during the two-day youth gun season, Nov. 20-21.

Because Ohio is known as a quality deer hunting state, many out-of-state hunters travel here during the season. The top five states for purchasing a nonresident hunting license in Ohio include: Pennsylvania (7,929 licenses sold), Michigan (5,533), West Virginia (3,898), North Carolina (3,740), and New York (3,597). Deer hunting participation remains high for all hunters, with 383,770 deer hunting permits sold or issued through Sunday, Dec. 5.

While gun hunting remains a favorite season, the number of hunters pursuing deer with archery equipment is growing rapidly. For the eighth year in a row, more deer were harvested during the 2020-21 archery season than during the gun season. The number of hunters who hunt using multiple implements is also increasing. In 2020, nearly 75% of gun hunters also participated in the archery season.

The Division of Wildlife wants to help new and experienced hunters make the most of their outdoor adventures. Visit the Wild Ohio Harvest Community page at wildohio.gov for information on getting started, hunting opportunities, and delicious wild game recipes.

Connect with the Division of Wildlife by downloading the HuntFish OH app and on Twitter and Facebook for instant news stories, outdoor recreation ideas, local wildlife information, and so much more. The Your Wild Ohio Hunter page provides hunting tips and useful information as you get outside this season.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit wildohio.gov to find out more.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.


Editor’s Note: A county list of all white-tailed deer checked by hunters during the 2021 deer gun hunting week is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the deer harvest numbers for 2021, and the three-year average from 2018, 2019, and 2020 is in parentheses. A three-year average provides a better overall comparison to this year’s numbers, eliminating year-to-year variation because of weather, misaligned season dates, timing of the crop harvest, and other unavoidable factors. Numbers below are raw data and subject to change.

Adams: 1,042 (973); Allen: 352 (338); Ashland: 1,444 (1,311); Ashtabula: 2,039 (2,032); Athens: 1,327 (1,281); Auglaize: 431 (332); Belmont: 1,154 (1,173); Brown: 887 (846); Butler: 352 (318); Carroll: 1,767 (1,530); Champaign: 469 (394); Clark: 209 (192); Clermont: 609 (638); Clinton: 208 (220); Columbiana: 1,362 (1,216); Coshocton: 2,403 (2,260); Crawford: 646 (568); Cuyahoga: 49 (44); Darke: 303 (275); Defiance: 802 (778); Delaware: 441 (383); Erie: 327 (261); Fairfield: 765 (681); Fayette: 117 (119); Franklin: 159 (147); Fulton: 407 (331); Gallia: 1,113 (1,048); Geauga: 700 (568); Greene: 246 (230); Guernsey: 1,968 (1,784); Hamilton: 140 (153); Hancock: 606 (520); Hardin: 640 (534); Harrison: 1,318 (1,371); Henry: 438 (351); Highland: 1,118 (933); Hocking: 1,102 (1,130); Holmes: 1,645 (1,468); Huron: 1,166 (1,008); Jackson: 986 (1,003); Jefferson: 866 (787); Knox: 2,023 (1,764); Lake: 164 (176); Lawrence: 677 (713); Licking: 1,712 (1,605); Logan: 780 (711); Lorain: 783 (646); Lucas: 103 (128); Madison: 234 (171); Mahoning: 614 (571); Marion: 446 (382); Medina: 682 (650); Meigs: 1,261 (1,148); Mercer: 422 (298); Miami: 256 (214); Monroe: 1,103 (1,092); Montgomery: 206 (153); Morgan: 1,298 (1,253); Morrow: 633 (620); Muskingum: 2,107 (1,993); Noble: 1,249 (1,240); Ottawa: 173 (141); Paulding: 598 (455); Perry: 1,112 (1,052); Pickaway: 259 (258); Pike: 623 (666); Portage: 719 (607); Preble: 334 (290); Putnam: 370 (308); Richland: 1,346 (1,270); Ross: 1,056 (1,024); Sandusky: 305 (278); Scioto: 683 (729); Seneca: 927 (800); Shelby: 400 (357); Stark: 929 (859); Summit: 206 (175); Trumbull: 1,241 (1,165); Tuscarawas: 2,204 (2,107); Union: 380 (331); Van Wert: 268 (229); Vinton: 930 (896); Warren: 317 (305); Washington: 1,483 (1,411); Wayne: 893 (798); Williams: 719 (633); Wood: 340 (339); Wyandot: 722 (739).

2021 total: 70,413
Three-year average total: (65,280)

Today is National Volunteer Day and we want to celebrate the ILDC Indian Lake Development Corporation. ♥️ Become a membe...
12/05/2021

Today is National Volunteer Day and we want to celebrate the ILDC Indian Lake Development Corporation. ♥️

Become a member and get involved in their volunteer efforts at Indian Lake State Park. The volunteer work is as varied as the people volunteering. Volunteers help with special events like the Maple Syrup and Fall Festivals, landscaping, litter, memorial trees and benches, painting, trail maintenance, etc.

The new Fox Island playground, among others, are the result of donations and membership fees to the ILDC.

Thank you to the ILDC members and supporters!
For more info about the group visit www.ildcohio.org

Today is National Volunteer Day and we want to celebrate the ILDC Indian Lake Development Corporation. ♥️

Become a member and get involved in their volunteer efforts at Indian Lake State Park. The volunteer work is as varied as the people volunteering. Volunteers help with special events like the Maple Syrup and Fall Festivals, landscaping, litter, memorial trees and benches, painting, trail maintenance, etc.

The new Fox Island playground, among others, are the result of donations and membership fees to the ILDC.

Thank you to the ILDC members and supporters!
For more info about the group visit www.ildcohio.org

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No need to travel far for ice fishing. Visit Indian Lake State Park this winter!
Any idea when the Indian Lake fall festival will be next year?
🔶FALL IS HERE🔶 🔸There are two opportunities this weekend to get new fall decorations. 🔸WEST LIBERTY FALL OPEN HOUSE is today & tomorrow. Come and shop at the local downtown stores from 10am-5pm. Stores will have refreshments and FOOD TRUCKS will be there tomorrow! 🔸THE 40TH ANNUAL INDIAN LAKE FALL FESTIVAL is today - Sunday at Indian Lake State Park. Hours are today, 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, & Sunday 10am-4pm. Over 100 craft vendors will be there along with food vendors. FREE parking & FREE admission to get in. Indian Lake Chamber mywestliberty.com - The Official Site of West Liberty, OH Indian Lake State Park Indian Lake Fall Festival #logancountyauditor #logancountynews #indianlakeohio #westlibertyohio #smalltowntraditions #shoplocal
ILDC Indian Lake Development Corporation what a great turn out for ILDC Day today. We are blessed to have so many great people love and care about Indian Lake. We Thank You! Jon Cross Ohio Department of Natural Resources Indian Lake State Park Indian Lake Watershed Project Indian Lake Schools Amber Fagan Logan County Sheriff's Office
Thank you to the staff at Indian Lake State Park for hosting Fly Fishing today for Girl Scouts in the State Parks! We had a great time.
Indian Lake State Park camp hosts (left to right Carman and Jeff Fogt, Jason and Ron Casebolt, Karol and Steve Jones, Rick Dunson, and Bill Skidmore) are always available to assist customers, but Sunday afternoon they jumped in and helped direct traffic for 2 hours when a truck was on fire in the campground. These volunteers saw the opportunity to show kindness and they chipped in immediately! The camp hosts offered to use their truck to haul the 5th wheel for the camper to their site after the wrecker took the truck which had caught on fire and was hauling the camper. They got pizza for the campers for dinner. They had jumper cables when needed. They blocked and directed traffic for 2 hours. They showed up immediately to assist and their actions helped a lot! We think our local volunteers and first responders are priceless! Thanks again for everything you all do!!
What are boaters doing to stop this condition ?
Make a splash at your local state park – by chipping in to make it even better! From Alum Creek to Maumee Bay to Shawnee and Sycamore, the Ohio State Parks Foundation wants to make Ohio’s State Parks great! Find out how you can help at https://www.ohiostateparksfoundation.org/ (pic is of the pool at Indian Lake State Park)
We camped early June last summer and the pool was closed.(I think because of Covid.) Is the pool open now? If so, what are the hours? Thank you!
Indian Lake is experiencing significant aquatic vegetation growth. There are many factors contributing to this growth. Many of which are natural and are an indication of good water quality. Any actions we take to manage vegetation must be done with potential impacts to water quality in mind. To combat the issue, we deployed the w**d harvester into action weeks earlier than we normally do and also brought in a second w**d harvester from our statewide operation to try and get ahead of the growth. In our current management plan, we are running the harvester more than ever and have even temporarily added a second harvester to try to keep main channels open. We do limited chemical spraying as well but must exercise caution when doing so as to not release too much phosphorus and nitrogen back into the lake. This amount of vegetation is a new phenomenon and as such we are working to develop a new long-term plan. The reality is that there is no quick fix but we will continue to develop a science-based approach to manage the situation that attempts to balance maintaining boating navigation while also protecting water quality and overall lake health. The pics are below are before and after we used the w**d harvester. #improvingourparks Indian Lake State Park
Sending a huge thank you to Bellefontaine Fire Department for letting us borrow their MERV once again for the Indian Lake Fireworks Spectacular. We have used this piece of apparatus an ample number of times for our large community events. Their generosity allows us to better serve the public by having a quick response time to confined areas, such as the vendor area during the Indian Lake Fall Festival and the bike path and beach area for other events like Party at the Beach and Rock the Lake. Indian Lake Chamber Indian Lake State Park