Jesse Owens State Park
Jesse Owens State Park is a success story in environmental stewardship, conservation, and reclaiming land for outdoor recreation. Located in Morgan County and surrounded by thousands of acres of land open to public use, the park is teeming with wildlife. The park's variety of ponds and lakes offer plentiful fishing and paddling options. Several hundred small lakes and ponds are stocked with bluegill, catfish, and largemouth bass. Several of the larger lakes have ramps and allow boats up to 9.9 horsepower.
Wolf Creek Wildlife Area
The Wolf Creek Wildlife Area is 3,978 acres of ODNR-owned land set aside for public hunting and fishing. Wolf Creek and its tributaries produce smallmouth bass, rock bass, and suckers. Many small ponds ranging in size from one-half acre to over seven acres yield good catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. This property has stocked fishing ponds with species such as bass and channel catfish. Wolf Creek also features youth fishing areas.
Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area
Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area is a popular destination for hunting, fishing, trapping, and other forms of wildlife recreation. Scattered ponds that were created through the reclamation process provide fishing prospects for anglers. Largemouth bass and bluegill are the predominant species of fish in the ponds and wetlands.
Muskingum River State Park
All three species of black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted), saugeye, and various species of catfish swim in the Muskingum River. Bass are also found in several tributaries. Fishing is permitted from boats and at each of the lock sites. However, fishing is prohibited from the lock walls.
Fishing Equipment & Gear
Maxwell's Hunting & Fishing
Maxwell's Hunting and Fishing in downtown McConnelsville is the place for all your Hunting and Fishing Supplies while visiting Morgan County the Front Porch to the Great Outdoors. With thousands of acres of public hunting and fishing at Burr Oak State Park, Jesse Owens State Park and Wildlife Area, AEP ReCreation Lands, Wolf Creek Wildlife Area, and Wayne National Forest this shop is just the place to pick up supplies. Why drive all the way to Cabela's when Maxwell's has whatever you need for hunting season? Guns, Ammo, Tree Stands, Clothing, Trail Cams, you name it. Spend the time out in the woods instead of behind the wheel. They also have all your fishing needs.
The Float Shack
Burr Oak Getaways offers this summertime hotspot at Dock #2. Grab-n-go meal items such as deli sandwiches and wraps, craft-soda ice cream floats, snacks, energy drinks, Gatorade, pop, picnic & camp groceries, delicious Mountain Rampage Wild Ramp Hot Sauce, other local food items, and more.
You'll find expanded fishing, camping gear, and lake necessities as well as live bait including night crawlers, wax worms, goldfish, and minnows.