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Boat Dock Lottery for 17 State Parks Available Online Until Oct. 31


COLUMBUS, Ohio− Boat owners interested in renting public boat dock slips at some of Ohio’s most popular boating destinations may apply now for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft’s online lottery at the Dock Lottery webpage. The online lottery application period will end on 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Online applications will be accepted during the month of October for Spring 2024 availability at the following state parks: Alum Creek, Buck Creek, Buckeye Lake, Burr Oak, Caesar Creek, Delaware, Dillon, Guilford Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Milton, Mary Jane Thurston, Mosquito Lake, Paint Creek, Salt Fork, Shawnee, and West Branch.

 Boat dock slips at Salt Fork State Park.

Along with an online application, interested lottery participants will be asked to submit a copy of their proof of watercraft ownership (title) along with a current registration. Interested applicants may sign up for more than one park, but only one application per household per park.
Lottery winners who are selected for the 2024 season will be entitled to renew their dock rental privileges for up to five years (renewable each spring). For more information, please visit https://ohiodnr.gov/docklottery.
To learn more about dock options at each park, please contact the local park office(s) at:
Alum Creek:                                        (740) 548-4631
Buck Creek:                                        (937) 322-5284
Buckeye Lake:                                    (740) 527-4008
Burr Oak:                                            (740) 767-3570
Caesar Creek:                                    (513) 897-3055
Delaware:                                            (740) 363-4631
Dillon:                                                  (740) 453-4377
Guilford Lake:                                     (330) 222-1712
Indian Lake:                                        (937) 843-2717
Lake Milton and West Branch:           (330) 235-0030
Mary Jane Thurston:                           (419) 832-7662
Mosquito Lake:                                   (330) 637-2856
Paint Creek and Rocky Fork:             (937) 393-4284
Salt Fork:                                             (740) 439-3521
Shawnee:                                            (740) 858-6681