Improved ADA Access at Seneca Lake Marina

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is making several improvements, primarily on land, to the marina at Seneca Lake Park in Ohio.
The $1.1 million project includes replacement of a deteriorating existing deck adjacent to a restaurant, and the addition of a roof to create a shade pavilion. “The restaurant utilized the deck, especially during COVID, in order to allow for more seating and outdoor options,” explained Adria Bergeron, director of marketing and communications for MWCD.

The contractor for the project, Stanley Miller Construction from East Sparta, Ohio, will also install a new, 500-foot, precast-concrete modular block retaining wall along the shoreline and four new dock abutments.

A gravel pad and driveway behind the marina will both be paved with concrete, and a new, lighted concrete sidewalk along the shoreline will provide better ADA access to the docks. The pathway offers a more gentle slope down to the docks from the marina building’s upper level.

Work also includes waterproofing the lower level of the marina building, which contains the marina store.

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The project began in November, after the annual drawdown of the lake. The in-water portion will be completed by February 15, before the lake begins to refill with spring rains. The remainder of the work should be completed by Memorial Day.

Seneca Marina offers 260 dock slips with seasonal docking, bait and tackle, ethanol-free fuel, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, and kayak rentals. Boat sales and service are adjacent to the marina with winter and dry storage available throughout the season.