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Michael J Kirwan Lake
P.O. Box 58
Wayland, OH 44285-0058
Phone: (330) 358-2622

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NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more:

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See the Michael J Kirwan Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Take Exit 48 (State Route 225) off of Interstate 76 and travel north two miles to Cable Line Rd. Turn left on Cable Line Road. Go one mile to Wayland Rd. and turn right. Travel approximately 3/4 of a mile on Wayland Rd., the project entrance is located on your left side.

Factoid: The reservoir and surrounding land are leased to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as West Branch State Park. Fishing at Michael J. Kirwan can be a very rewarding activity. The numerous deep feeder channels and shallow shoreline provide habitat for a variety of fish species. The reservoir has yielded many trophy size walleye, muskie, and striped bass.

Happenings Around the Lake
June 4: Visitor Center Program - Tree - Mends Trees at 6:30 pm - We'll have a tree-mendous time with this program as we branch out into counting tree rings, play a game, and kids can design their own tree cookie to take with them!
June 11: Visitor Center Program - Cicada Walk at 3:00 pm - Once every 17 years, when the nighttime sold reaches 64 degrees, swarms of cicadas make their way into the world. Don't miss this exiting program with Ranger Ashley as she guides us through the noise on the Discovery Trail.
June 17: Visitor Center Program - Birds of Prey at 6:30 pm - come out and see live Birds of Prey and discover how they have learned to adapt to our ever-changing world.
June 19: Visitor Center Program - Full Moon Lure & Lore at 8:00 pm - Join interpreter Cindy smith for a walk across our dam. We'll view the full moon and discover some moon myths and legends.
June 25: Visitor Center Program - Summer Fun Fest at West Branch Main Swim Beach 11:00 - 2:00
July 2: Visitor Center Program - Virtual Dam Tour at 6:30 pm
July 8: Visitor Center Program - Alien Plants at 6:30 pm - It's an invasion of the vegetative kind! Join Ranger Ashley as she demonstrates how some plants plan to take of the world .... or at least your backyard.
July 9: Visitor Center Program - Dam Bike Ride at 10:00 am - Join us for a bicycle ride across our two-mile long dam and enjoy some interesting facts along the way.
July 16: Visitor Center Program - Art in the Park at 6:30 pm - Come show off you best artistic skills! A designated area of the visitor center parking lot will be roped off and sidewalk chalk will be provided.
July 23: Visitor Center Program - Rain Making at 6:30 pm - Don't be all wet by missing this program on how the weather affects our ever-changing world. Learn about tribal rain dances and rain sticks.
July 30: Visitor Center Program - All Fired Up at 6:30 pm - Come explore the good and bad ways fire affects our world and find out ways to cook over an open fire.
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Recreation areas 1 - 5 of 5 at Michael J Kirwan Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Discovery Nature Trail Access Area             A       I
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Fisherman's Trail Lot                   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Michael J Kirwan Dam and Reservoir             A GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Michael J Kirwan Dam and Reservoir             A GS      
West Branch State Park E N G D   X X X D P A G GS X BE B Q H S
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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