Continuing Cheat Week, as I Try To catch up, Here’s another Summer Deadline Fast Approaching:
COLUMBUS, OH – Boat owners wishing to rent public boat docks at several popular Ohio State Park lakes have until Tuesday, August 31 to enter lottery drawings used to select renters for available docks.
Lottery drawings will be held in September for boat docks at Alum Creek, Buck Creek, Cleveland Lakefront, Deer Creek, Delaware, Lake Milton, Paint Creek and Rocky Fork state parks. Application forms are now available through the individual park offices.
Completed forms may be submitted in person by Tuesday, August 31, or sent by certified mail/return receipt. Only one application per boat is permitted, and must be submitted by the boat owner. Lottery applicants must be able to show current proof of boat ownership or lease at the time of entry. Boats titled to dealerships are not eligible.
The drawings are held on or before the third Saturday in September. Applicants need not be present to win, and the winning lottery applicants will be notified by the park. Persons selected by the 2010 lottery are entitled to renewal privileges for up to five years. Renewals may completed in person or on-line at www.ohiostateparks.org.
Contact the individual park offices for specific details on allowable boat sizes, dock amenities and dock rental fees, as well as other application procedures. In addition to the parks conducting the lotteries, several state parks have seasonal docks available for rent on a first-come first-served basis including Buckeye Lake, Dillon, Mosquito Lake, Salt Fork and West Branch.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.gov