Membership Information

 

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The Conneaut Creek Club is a secluded natural sanctuary organized in 1988. It is a not-for-profit corporation with a mission to preserve, protect and enhance the property for the benefit of its members and future generations. Portions of the Club’s lands are protected from future development by conservation easements.

We are a private club that is unique to northeastern Ohio.  The wilderness area is of unprecedented scenic beauty, yet membership is surprisingly affordable.  On the club’s grounds you are able to fish, hike, canoe, camp, hunt, shoot, swim, mountain-bike, cross-country ski or relax in the great outdoors.

The club is located on 267 acres with approximately one mile of river frontage on Conneaut Creek, one half mile east of Ohio Route 7 on Middle Road.

A rustic “Adirondack” style cabin has been constructed on the top of a ridge overlooking Conneaut Creek.  The cabin is stocked with fire-wood, pots and pans, plates, eating utensils, blankets, sleeping bags and propane lamps.  It features a wood burning heating stove, and a propane cooking stove and grill.  It can accommodate up to ten people for overnight stays.  An outhouse is located a short distance from the cabin. There is no running water. There is a nightly rental charge of $25.00 for weekdays and $50.00 for Saturdays to stay in the cabin overnight. The driveway to the cabin is nearly a mile long. Four wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended during the winter and early spring season.

A “motel style” bedroom and den is located in Club’s barn near the entrance to the Club (The Palace). It features two queen sized beds, futon, DVD, electric heat, air-conditioning, mini-refrigerator, freezer, dog-kennel and a bathroom with a shower. There is a nightly rental charge of $50.00 (first night) to stay in the “The Palace” overnight. Each consecutive night is $30.00. Members and their guests are entitled to use club facilities throughout the year. Members must clean/straighten the Palace after they use it. Cleaning services are no longer available.

A two acre pond (Trout Pond) was constructed approximately 300 yards from the cabin in the summer of 1991.  This pond features a small beach, large swimming dock, kayak and canoe. It is stocked on an annual basis with rainbow trout. A second 2 acre pond (Bass Pond) was completed in November of 1999 and it managed for bass fishing. Members are charged $30.00 per year for an annual fish stocking fee.

The club is a licensed shooting preserve and releases game birds for members and their guests on the club’s grounds from September 1st through March 15th, depending upon bird availability and weather. Released birds include pheasant, Chukar partridge and bob-white quail. All hunting is by reservation only. Guide service and bird cleaning are also available.  Please see an updated rate sheet for current pricing.

Deer, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, dove, woodcock, rabbit, squirrel, ducks and geese may be hunted during the state’s regular hunting season.  Crops are planted each summer and left standing for wildlife feeding. Twelve permanent deer/turkey hunting stands have been constructed on the club’s property. There is a $25.00 per day guest fee for deer and turkey hunting after the first visit by a guest.

A sporting clays course was constructed in 1993 overlooking a valley approximately 400 yards from the Cabin.  The sporting clays course is scenic, challenging and private – only one group of shooters may use it at a time. A wobble trap was added to the course in 2004 and automated traps were added in 2016. A Sporting Clays Club Championship for members takes place each year in April.

The club adjoins Conneaut Creek in an area that offers excellent canoeing and kayaking during times of heavy runoff. Approximately 20 miles of water is available for canoeing before the river enters Lake Erie in the Conneaut harbor.

Elk Creek, a prime steelhead fishery, is located 16 miles to the east in western Pennsylvania. Conneaut Creek has been named one of the top ten steelhead rivers in the United States.

The affairs of the club are managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five members. The members meet for an annual picnic each year to review and discuss the policies of the club with the Board. The current board consists of:

Steve Madewell, President
Mark Biggar, Secretary
Brooke Biggar Littman, Treasurer/Vice President
Major Lenart
Sandy Coakley

If you would like additional information regarding membership in the Conneaut Creek Club, please e-mail conneautclub@gmail.com.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CATEGORY ANNUAL DUES INITIATION FEE COMMENTS
Member $1,150 $2,000
Non-Resident $400 $500 Live more than 150 miles away
Junior Member $700 $500 Rate changes to Member upon
30th birthday

Ohio Sales Tax of 6.75% will be added to the above fees.  The Initiation Fee may be paid over a period of time. Corporate checks are welcome.

You will be billed via e-mail and can elect to pay annually or quarterly (Jan, April, July, Oct).