Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District


Mansfield, Ohio

Project Type

Parks, Campgrounds & Trails


Most of the park facilities overlook an undeveloped 1,300 acre reservoir lake. This quiet park is under the jurisdiction of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, a political subdivision of the State of Ohio created in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce the effects of flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses. Environmental Design Group assisted with implementation for the $47 million Capital Improvement Plan to the 3,300+ acre Charles Mill Lake Park Reservoir.

Scope of Services

Environmental Design Group created a park-wide evaluation and prioritization infrastructure and site improvement engineering study. The scope of services included the assessment, evaluation and development of a $47 million multi-year improvement plan. Planned improvements were developed to bring the park up to date with new facilities and expanded recreational opportunities.

Environmental Design Group developed a hydraulic model for the water distribution system throughout the campground including the restroom/shower houses, water plant and elevated water tower. The model was utilized to predict the effect of the existing system with various layout and waterline sizes on pressure and flow at critical locations throughout the system.


  • Improvements to more than 350 RV sites and 100 camping sites with new restroom / shower facilities
  • Upgraded infrastructure including power, water, gas and sanitary sewer
  • Design of a wastewater treatment facility
  • Road and parking lot improvements
  • Trails and recreational facilities
  • Boat launch and fishing piers
  • Beach activity center

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