Pleasant Hill Lake Park’s Bigfoot Event

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Bigfoot Basecamp Weekend event on September 9-11, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Lake Park.

Link to the official Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) Pleasant Hill Lake Park sighting report:

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Perrysville, OH (March 1, 2022)— A new event at Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s (MWCD) Pleasant Hill Lake Park is coming this fall! Seekers of Bigfoot (aka sasquatch, Grassman, Yeti, etc.) should mark their calendars for September 9 - 11, 2022 to attend Bigfoot Basecamp Weekend. Matt Moneymaker, Founder and President of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) and co-host of "Finding Bigfoot'' on Animal Planet Channel will host a VIP dinner and Townhall event.

“The weekend will kick off with a VIP dinner and presentation by Moneymaker on Friday, September 9, along with a guided Bigfoot hike and movie under the stars” says Louis Andres, Program Specialist at Pleasant Hill Lake Park. “Saturday’s activities will include a Community Townhall with Moneymaker, guided pontoon tours, and survival skills activities, to name a few. A nighttime thermal drone search will also be broadcast Saturday night to survey for large mammal targets -- coyotes, deer, sasquatches, etc. -- assisted by ground spotters with handheld thermal imagers.”

Ohio ranks 5th in United States with over 318 BFRO reported sightings. Locally, Ashland County has nine reported sightings and Richland County has four reported encounters. The most recent sightings were in Ashland County at Mohican State Park on June 18, 2021, and another Class A sighting occurring at Pleasant Hill Lake Park primitive camp area on August 18, 2020, according to the BFRO Facebook page.

The weekend will feature family-friendly events, food trucks, and a Movie at the Lake. Additionally, the primitive camping area, which is now closed to the public, will be open for an exclusive camping experience during the event. Advance reservations are required for the primitive camping and some of the scheduled events and can be purchased online at  

About BRFO

The BFRO site is the only collection of bigfoot reports from across North America that have been investigated by researchers to determine credibility. The BFRO has a large network of experienced volunteer investigators across the U.S. and Canada who use various methods to determine the credibility of reports. They spend a great deal of time and effort sorting through and investigating sighting reports to determine which are credible enough to display to the public. None of the modern reports in the BFRO's online database are made public without investigation. 

About Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District


The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving over $7 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). For more information about the MWCD, visit and follow the MWCD on Facebook and Twitter.

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