December 8, 2013
A newly reconstructed marina along the Ohio River at Shawnee State Park in Scioto County is open for service and the winter lease season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The recently completed project features 72 boat slips at lengths of 28, 36 and 50 feet. The slips are constructed of galvanized steel frames and wood decks. The 50-foot and 36-foot boat slips include water and electric service, while the 28-foot boat slips do not include utilities. The marina also features newly renovated restrooms, parking and a courtesy dock that is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.
Recreational boating is popular along the Ohio River and across the state. Approximately 99 percent of Ohio’s estimated 11.5 million residents live within 36 miles of a waterway that can accommodate a powerboat, including 3.1 million Ohioans who live within 10 miles of either the Ohio River or Lake Erie.
Located adjacent to the marina is the 18-hole championship golf course, which is part of the 1,095-acre Shawnee State Park. The park also features a resort lodge, campground, rental cabins and neighbors the 63,000-acre Shawnee State Forest.
For information on the winter lease season and the Shawnee State Park Marina, contact the Shawnee State Park office at 740-858-6652 or visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
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.