Alum Creek Dam Offers Insightful Tours and Educational Experiences
LEWIS CENTER, Ohio – Alum Creek Lake, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, is inviting local residents and visitors to join a park ranger for an engaging tour of the Alum Creek Dam. The tour, scheduled for Saturday, June 24, will take place from 12 pm to 1 pm and 5 pm to 6 pm at the Below Dam Recreation Area.
During this one-hour tour, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the dam’s construction, its historical significance, and its various missions. It’s a chance to discover what lies in their own backyard and gain a deeper understanding of the local area. The meeting point for the tour is at the Below Dam Rec Area. For more information regarding the dam tour visit their Facebook Page at https://fb.me/e/3ImnnjvYp
This event is suitable for individuals aged 6 and above, and it’s important to note that the tour involves climbing over 100 steps. Therefore, participants should come prepared with comfortable footwear and attire.
Following the dam tour, visitors are encouraged to explore the Alum Creek Visitors Center, conveniently located on Lewis Center Road between the beach and the dam. The center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and offers interactive exhibits that provide valuable insights into the dam, park, and the surrounding region. At the center, guests can also obtain maps, brochures, Junior Ranger activity books, and more. It is also a great place to stop off for restroom breaks, water fountains to top off your bottles, and most importantly AIR CONDITIONING!
Additionally, park rangers offer a diverse range of guided walks, talks, and other programs that are free of charge for the public, schools, and scout organizations. These programs aim to further enhance visitors’ knowledge and appreciation of the natural beauty and historical significance of Alum Creek Lake.
For those seeking more information about Alum Creek Lake, including recreational opportunities and upcoming events, the official website of the US Army Corps of Engineers provides a comprehensive resource. Simply visit https://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Ohio/Alum-Creek-Lake/ to access this valuable information.
Discover the wonders of Alum Creek Dam and immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of the area. Join a park ranger on the upcoming tour and embark on an educational journey that will deepen your appreciation for this local gem.