Mohican State Park Archery Range Opens to the Public
A new public archery range, located at Mohican State Park, opened on Sept. 24 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). It is located across Ohio State Route 3 from the state park campground. Open daily from dawn to dusk, the range features targets at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards offering archery practice opportunities for all levels of experience.
A small dedication ceremony, held Sept. 24, was attended by ODNR Director Mary Mertz along with ODNR Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker and staff from ODNR’s divisions of Parks and Watercraft and Wildlife. The Mohican range was funded in part by an excise tax on archery equipment sales.
“We know that people are always looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors,” said ODNR director Mary Mertz. “We are happy to provide a safe and fun place for Mohican State Park visitors to try their hand at that this popular new outdoor pursuit.”
Visitors may use the range at their own risk and are asked to follow all posted safety precautions. The archery range is located at 3116 SR OH-3 in Loudonville. Parking is available at the Visitor’s Information Center which is located adjacent to the range.
Currently, archers will need to bring their own equipment, however, equipment may be offered for loan by the park in the future.
The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft provides exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing outstanding customer service, education, protection and conservation of Ohio’s state parks and waterways. To learn more, visit ohiostateparks.gov.
The mission of the ODNR Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. To learn more, visit wildohio.gov.
ODNR ensures a wise balance between the use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.