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Dillon Wildlife Area

The Dillon Wildlife Area lies along the Licking River and the upper portion of Dillon Reservoir.

Activities: Rabbit, squirrel, raccoon and waterfowl hunting are popular in the area. Trapping muskrat, mink, and other furbearers is most productive in the tributary streams. Beaver trapping is not permitted. Dillon Reservoir and the tailwaters below the dam offer exceptional fishing opportunities.

Unusual features:
-Two Indian burial mounds are located on the area. The largest is found along State Route 146, just upstream from the reservoir.
-The Black Hand Gorge State Nature Preserve is nearby.

State, county, and township roads, along with several pulloffs and parking lots, make this wildlife area very accessible. Some of the interior roads are closed seasonally. The Division of Parks and Recreation maintains two boat launching ramps and a marina on the reservoir.

Camping, cottages, and picnic facilities are also available in
Dillon State Park 5265 Dillon Hills Drive, Nashport, Ohio 43830; telephone 740-453-4377.


Licking and Muskingum Counties

Nashport, Ohio 43830

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 589-9930

Special Hours: Contact the Wildlife District Four Office at (740) 589-9930 for information.







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