Muskingum River State Park encompasses a total area of 120 acres of land along the Muskingum River which is in the southeast corner of the state of Ohio. The park's address is Lock #7, 543 East Riverside Drive, McConnelsville, OH 43756. The area where the park sits is recognized in the National Register of Historic Places and is also documented as the Muskingum River Navigation Historic District.
The Muskingum River was formed by the confluence of the Tuscarawas River and Walhonding River in Coshocton and was at the height of its utility used as a system of dams and locks that extended 112 miles to the south-eastern part of Ohio. The development in this part of the river was fundamental in helping to open up the state of Ohio to the Midwest through trade and development.
The topography in and around the park consists of rich floodplains that provide the right conditions for trees like the sycamore, elm, cottonwood, and walnut. The park also has a rich diversity of wildlife that includes several bird and mammal species. Other activities that make up the Muskingum River State Park popular include fishing, camping, boating, and hiking. Amenities available at the park to facilitate these activities include hiking trails, several campsites (without electricity), picnic areas, and boat ramps.
You are also allowed to bring your dog to the park for fun, relaxation, and exercise at no extra cost. If you choose to bring your pooch to the park, you have to abide by the standard Ohio State park rules. Some of the rules that dog owners should be aware of include the following. You should ensure that your dog is always on a leash that is no more than six feet long. You should prevent your dog from getting into park buildings and other areas that are not designated as pet-friendly areas. If you decide to camp at the park, you should also be aware that you are only allowed to have a maximum of two pets/dogs per campsite.