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Austin Lake Ready For Season

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Austin Lake Park and Campground

1002 Township Highway 285A

Toronto, OH 43964

Contact: (740) 544-5253

***Press Release***

Austin Lake Park and Campground

Camping, picnic rates

As the 2013 summer season quickly approaches, officials with Austin Lake Park and Campground have already begun the necessary preparations so as to meet the needs of the thousands of guests who will be visiting from throughout the country.

President William Cable announced that in addition to the park’s annual boat rentals which include paddle boats, kayaks and canoes, pontoon boat rentals will now be available.

The seven-passenger boats may be rented either per hour or for the day, with prices varying depending on weekdays or weekends. Day rates on Monday through Thursday run $279 or $49 for one hour; Fridays through Sundays the cost is $299 for the day or $59 for one hour.

Also new this year are energy-efficient cabin rentals. A two-night minimum stay is required with rates based on four people. Additional persons aged 3 and over are $10 per night. Cabin rentals range from $85, which sleeps five, to $200 per night, which sleeps 11. Pictures, floor plans and amenities can be found online at

Also just announced are the picnic and camping rates for the 2013 season.

Daily admission to the park is $3.50 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 11 years of age, and free for those under 3 years of age.

There is a group rate discount with shelter reservations and 30 or more guests. Those rates are $3.25 for adults 12 and older and $2.75 for 3 to 11 year-olds.

Overnight camping rates range from $25 to $40; monthly camping (30 days) range in cost from $295 to $495. RV sites for season camping lots range from $1,150 to $2,000.

Officials are currently taking reservations for picnic shelter rentals, which offer water, electric and grills. Prices range from $27 to $75.

Beach and picnic memberships for family (tax dependants only) are $110; single adults 12 and older are $65; and child and grandparent rates are $75.

Season boat memberships are $125. Dock space is also available for $125.

Daily fishing at the pay lake is $5 for adults and $2 for 3 to 11 year-olds.

Waterskiing and wakeboarding are another fun activity to take part in at Austin Lake. Waterskiing costs range from $25 for 15 minutes to $100 for one hour. Each additional hour is $90.

Additional features include allowing pets on leashes, WIFI wireless internet, hayrides, planned activities, nature walks and hiking trails.

For further information or to make a reservation, visit or phone (740) 544-5253.

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