Current/Upcoming Events

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  • Pleasant Hill Lake Park Events

    As an on-going partner with Pleasant Hill Lake Parks, we hope to be a great source of information for their events this summer. Here is a list of some of their upcoming events:

    Friday, July 27th – Moonlight Kayak

    9pm-11pm: Enjoy a kayak tour of Pleasant Hill Lake by the light of the full moon!  Bring your own equipment or borrow ours. $25 per participant includes gate fee, instruction, and equipment!  Pre-registration & waivers are required for all participants. Must be 12 years-old.

    Friday & Saturday, July 27th – 28th – Wild West Fest & Music

    Friday, July 27th

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Nature Room Open- Stop by and see what’s new at the nature break room, with animals and games.

    9:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Moonlight Kayak Trip- Enjoy a kayak tour of Pleasant Hill Lake by the light of the full moon!  Bring your own equipment or borrow ours. Boat, paddle, life jacket, and light provided. Boat capacity limits apply. Meet at the beach.  $25 per participant includes gate fee, instruction, and equipment! Or $15 bring your own equipment. Pre-registration is required at camp store/registration.

    Saturday, July 28th

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  – Explorers of Nature – Back Yard Jungle- Learn all about trees and how to identify them Explorers of Nature programs for kids, ages 4-15, to discover the nature around us! Attend 3 programs throughout the summer and earn a limited-edition water bottle! This week kids learn about trees, scavenger hunt and make leaf rubbings to take home. $5 per person, Pre-registration required at the camp office or register at program.

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Petting Farm & Pony Rides- Come visit the live farm animals and take a pony ride. Open to all ages, event is FREE. The event will be held at the Welcome Center building area.

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Live Music: Backporch Swing Band at the Welcome Center. Come sit and relax to the music overlooking the lake. Live caller Square Dancing & Line Dancing.

    Monday – Thursday, July 30th to August 2nd – Outdoor Skills Kids Camp

    This camp is for kids ages 10 to 17, to discover outdoor adventure skills including kayaking, archery, fishing, and camping!  The camp runs from 9am to noon and focuses on a different skill each day.  All equipment is provided.  Registration required and limited to 20 kids per day.

    $45 for the entire camp includes all equipment and instruction ($15 for the first three days, and get Thursday free). The final day of camp includes the Passport to Fishing course, free of charge, and all participants that complete the course will receive a rod, reel, and tackle box to take home!  Rods and reels are provided by ODNR Division of Wildlife.

    Meet at the Welcome Center and then head outdoors for each adventure! 

    Monday, July 30th 9am-12pm: Archery / BB Guns

    Tuesday, July 31st 9am- 12pm: Kayaking / Stand Up Paddle boarding

    Wednesday, August 1st 9am-12pm: Camping / Backpacking

    Thursday, August 2nd 9am-12pm: Fishing / Fly Tying – Complete this Passport to Fishing program and take home a rod and reel to keep!

    Saturday, August 4th – TASTE of the OUTDOORS (Smoking & Grilling)




    COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE (Food Donation for free entry to park)

    Cooking demonstrations with Pure Maple Syrup by Fitch Pharm Farm

    Stoned ground natural Flours by Ye Olde Grist Mill

    Cooking with Natural Ohio Honey by Ohio Honey Producers

    Cooking with Wild Mushrooms by More than Morel Mushrooms LLC

    Lake Erie Perch and BBQ Pork meals for sale during the event

    Tasting, Recipes,Sales,Wild meats,Jerkey and much more

    FREE entry into park with Food Donation, otherwise Gate Entry: $5/car daily pass (Unlimited Seasonal Pass $50)

    Saturday, August 11th – DR. INSECTA’S -BUG LAB /MAGIC SHOW

    2pm – 4pm: DR. INSECTA’S PROGRAM- Welcome Center

    Traveling Magic Show through the park area WATCH FOR THE DOCTOR 2pm-3pm

    More fun and Magic at the Insect Show at 3pm

    Hands on and funny insects

    Gate Entry: $5/car daily pass (Unlimited Seasonal Pass $50)

    Saturday, August 25th – Mermaid & Pirate Kids Day

    10am -12pm: Come and spend the day at the Mermaid & Pirate kids Day with Mermaid Tami. Try your hand at some games, make a craft & visit the Mermaid Grotto for some mermaid treasure, take photos with Mermaid Tami and end the afternoon with a mermaid swim! Make sure not to miss it, this is the last mermaid event of the season! For ages 5 and up.


    Click here to see Pleasant Hill Lake Park’s full calendar of events.