A variety of activity permits are available through the HPD office to make your visits to the parks system more enjoyable. A FACILITY INFORMATION GUIDE and ACTIVITY RESERVATION FORM can be downloaded here.
Primitive Camping at Riverbend
Visitors who wish to use the class “C” primitive campground located at Riverbend, just north of the Big Oaks area, must first sign a rental agreement and pay the fee to obtain a camping permit in advance of camping through the HPD office (Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM). Tent camping only is permitted with picnic tables, fire rings, pit-type latrines, trash containers and waste water drains located nearby. No electrical hook-ups are available. You must bring your own fire wood to burn. Please do not leave any remaining wood at the campground site. Any vehicles left overnight should park in the Big Oaks parking lot area. Cost is $6.00 per person, per night. The cost to reserve the entire campground for camping or special events is $125.00.
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Park visitors are welcome to participate in “Geocaching” and “Letter Boxing” activities in the Hancock Park District. A PERMIT/APPLICATION FORM is now required to hide a cache in any HPD park area in order to limit the impact on native plants and animals in certain management areas. Application forms can be downloaded from the HPD website or can be obtained at the HPD office.
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Hunting with Permission at Litzenberg
Public hunting is available at Litzenberg Memorial Woods Heritage Trail area, located west of Litzenberg Memorial Woods on the south side of US Route 224, through a special “Hunting with Permission Lottery” conducted annually on the first Thursday in August.
Litzenberg Sportsmen’s Daily Hunting Permits: Hunters not drawn in the annual Hunting Lottery or those who are not eligible (non-resident or not a property owner in Hancock County) can obtain a free daily hunting permit for Monday thru Thursday ONLY at the HPD office (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM).
Waterfowl Permit: Available for sportsmen through the City of Findlay Water Treatment Department (419-424-7193) to hunt at the Findlay Reservoir Area. Permits are free.
Contact Us: Hancock Park District Headquarters at 1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay, or call 419-425-PARK/7275 for additional information.
2014-2015 HUNTING WITH PERMISSION INFORMATION
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