Charles Mill Lake Park is situated on 2,000 acres in Richland and Ashland Counties. Charles Mill Dam was constructed in 1935-36 on the Black Fork Creek for the purpose of flood control. The lake has a surface area of 1350 acres, a maximum depth of 24 feet, and 34 miles of shoreline. The lake has a horsepower limit of 10 and provides year-round opportunities for sailing, boating, Full-service marina & docks, special events, programs, full-hookup camping, cabins, and fishing. The park is operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).