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AEP ReCreation Land, McConnelsville

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#65 of 115 in Wildlife in Ohio
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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ReCreation Land is a 60,000-acre outdoor recreation area built on land once strip mined for its rich coal deposits. AEP has received many awards for this project from environmental and conservation groups for going above and beyond the legal requirements for land reclamation. ReCreation Land offers a number of outdoor recreational activities and is free to the public.

Although the area is free to access, you still need need a permit when you visit. You can print off a PDF from our website or go to various area locations to pick one up.
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  • Me and my two grandsons have been coming here to camp and fish here every year for the last 6 years and plan to keep coming for as long as we are able. Permit needed (Free online) We have the place.....  more
    Me and my two grandsons have been coming here to camp and fish here every year for the last 6 years and plan to keep coming for as long as we are able. Permit needed (Free online) We have the place.....  more »
  • The ReCreation Land is one of the best places for outdoor fun in the region. This hike took us five hours. We started at Dyes Fork at OH-78/83 and finished at Wood Grove Campsite. A little swampy in.....  more
    The ReCreation Land is one of the best places for outdoor fun in the region. This hike took us five hours. We started at Dyes Fork at OH-78/83 and finished at Wood Grove Campsite. A little swampy in.....  more »

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