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Conservation & Outdoor Recreation

Access to our recreation areas is easy. You can enjoy our recreation areas without any paperwork or permits.

The Wilds

In 1994, we donated 10,000 acres of reclaimed surface-mined land today used to advance wildlife conservation and biodiversity. Visit African, Asian, and North American species.

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Conesville Coal Lands

The Conesville Coal Lands is a 10,635 acre public hunting and fishing area located five miles Southeast of Coshocton, Ohio in Coshocton and Muskingum counties. The area provides over 100 lakes and ponds for fishing and an Equine Trail Area. Camping is for horse owners only with a 3-day limit.

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Poston Plant Lands

The Poston Plant Lands is a 1,760 acre public hunting area which lies in the Northwestern portion of Athens County near Athens, Ohio. The area is situated in the hilly unglaciated Allegheny Plateau and consists primarily of rounded ridges, steep slopes and narrow ravines. This area has no lakes or ponds for fishing. No overnight camping in this area.

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Southern Ohio Recreation Area

The Southern Ohio Recreation Area is a 4,015 acre public hunting and fishing area located in Gallia and Meigs counties near Rutland, Ohio. The area is set up for hunting, has an equine area and some small ponds and streams. No overnight camping in this area.

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Fairbanks Landing

The Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife area is an 8,026 acre public hunting and fishing area located West of Fairbanks, Indiana in Sullivan county. The area consists of small woodlots surrounded by large crop fields for hunting. Although the area has a few ponds, there is 7 miles of fishing on the Wabash River. The area is a partnership with AEP and Indiana Fish and Wildlife. A permit is not required for this area but recreational users must sign in daily at the main check station. No Camping.

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