COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer today announced that Mosquito Lake State Park in Trumbull County would be receiving additional park improvements. Visitors at Mosquito Lake State Park have been enjoying the new beach pavilion since the spring of 2016.
Zehringer announced that other upcoming parks improvements at Mosquito Lake State Park will include:
Adding 20 full-service hookups (water, sewer and electric) in the campground
Building a new showerhouse at the campground with restrooms and showers
Installing a new restroom at the marina
The Ohio State Parks capital improvement projects, and others like them around the state, are made possible through the support of Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly. Ohio State Parks received an unprecedented $88.5 million for capital improvements to strengthen the infrastructure and modernize facilities in the previous capital budget. An additional $38 million from the current capital budget was awarded to Ohio State Parks, and that funding will continue to be invested in park improvements.
More capital projects are scheduled or nearing completion across the state. Ohioans are encouraged to offer suggestions about where they would like to see improvements by filling out the capital project survey on the ODNR website at parks.ohiodnr.gov/improvements.
Ohio has 74 state parks, 56 with campgrounds and nine with lodge and conference centers. The Buckeye State is one of only seven states in the nation where admission and parking at state parks are free. Many Ohio families and out-of-state residents turn to Ohio State Parks for hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, biking, disc golf, horseback riding and much more. Last year, there were a total of 2.5 million overnight visitor stays in Ohio’s state park campgrounds, cabins and lodges.