Charles Mill Lake Park (Muskingum Watershed Cons Dist)

1277A State Route 430
Mansfield, OH 44903

(419) 368-6885


Looking for a peaceful place to set up camp and enjoy nature? Consider Charles Mill Lake Park near Mansfield, designed with room to let everyone enjoy the charming location. More than 500 campsites for RVs and tents are available at two campgrounds. The online reservation system allows you to book any time of day, quickly and securely. Then you're ready to hike, picnic, swim, hunt and fish.

If you plan on boating, the Charles Mill Marina is open all year and provides docking, boat rentals and supplies. In addition, there is a public boat launch ramp on the lake. If you're fishing, you'll find the lake brimming with catfish, bull heads, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and saugeye. And if you're still looking for something to do, check the park's event schedule. There's always something going on: scavenger hunts, games, competitions and holiday celebrations. The whole family can join in the fun.

Fans of the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" will feel like they're on a Hollywood set in Mansfield, about 10 miles from Charles Mill Lake Park. Follow the Shawshank Trail to visit landmarks where the classic was filmed, including the imposing Ohio State Reformatory. Climb to the Guard Tower and get a close look at the cell blocks. Racing action is right on track at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Gorge Overlook and covered bridge draw visitors to beautiful Mohican State Park, and the river within is a prime canoeing area. Some of the popular public celebrations in the area are the Lexington Blueberry Festival, the Prairie Peddler Festival and the Miss Ohio Festival.



  • Tent Sites Available
  • Lake
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • ADA Accessible
  • Groups Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Seasonal Rates
  • Monthly Rates
  • Credit Crd Accepted


  • Group Area
  • River
  • Forest Areas
  • Laundry
  • Conven Store
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Horse Facility
  • Chapel Services



  • Pool
  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Limited
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Education Activity
  • Entertainment
  • Family Activity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sailing/Windsurfing
  • Senior Activities
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Biking - Mountain
  • Climbing
  • Golfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • River Rafting
  • Scenic Driving
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Skiing -Downhill
  • Snowboarding
  • Trap/Skeet Shooting
  • Water Skiing