Bicycles are permitted on the state highways, and county roads.
There is a 10 horse power limit for all boats on Clendening Lake. A Public Launch ramp is available near the Clendening Lake Dam year round. The Clendening Marina operates April through October. For more information, contact the marina at (740) 658-3691.
Be safe on the water. Know how to swim and wear a life jacket. You must have a life jacket for each person on a watercraft. Take a safe boating course and learn boating laws.
Camping at Clendening Lake is available April through October. Contact the following: Clendening Marina (April through October) at (740) 658-3691 or MWCD at (330) 343-6647. Visit the MWCD (Muskingum Watershed Concervancy District) website at www.mwcdlakes.com. Federal Recreation passes such as Golden Age, Golden Access, or America the Beautiful - National Park and Federal Recreation Lands Access Passes are not honored at MWCD facilities, but anyone over the age of 60 or those who have a Golden Buckeye Card receive a 10% discount.
Additional information about the federal recreation pass program is available at http://www.recreation.gov/recpass.jsp or by calling 1-888-276-8747 (1-888-ASK USGS).
Fishing is permitted at the Clendening Lake Day Use Area and below the dam.
Hiking trails are managed by Muskingum Watershed Conservancy district. Information can be obtained from MWCD at (330) 343-6647 or visit their website at www.mwcdlakes.com.
There are no horse trails available at Clendening Lake.
Hunting on Conservancy District lands is regulated by MWCD and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. To obtain a map for Public Hunting and Fishing Areas, contact MWCD at (330) 343-6647 or visit their website at www.mwcdlakes.com.
In the interest of safety, hunting on Conservancy District land is prohibited in or near restricted use areas as well as within 400 feet of residential areas, buildings, public roads and highways.
Clendening Marina offers docking, boat rental, boating and fishing supplies. and snacks. For all boating inquiries, contact Clendening Marina at (740) 658-3691.
Picnic sites are available at the Clendening Lake Day Use Area adjacent to the dam. Additional Picnic Sites and Picnic Shelters are located at Clendening Marina. For more information, contact Clendening Marina at (740) 658-3691.
There are no designated swimming areas available at Clendening Lake. There is a boater swim area which is marked with buoys.
There is no visitor center at Clendening Dam.