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Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek State Park
8570 E State Route 73

Caesar Creek State Park is highlighted by clear blue waters, scattered woodlands, meadows and steep ravines. The 3,741-acre park offers some of the finest outdoor recreation in southwest Ohio including boating, hiking, camping and fishing.


269 electric sites
18 full hookup sites
Showers, flush toilets, dump stations
Camp store with supplies, firewood, ice, concessions, novelties and kayak rental
Camper's beach, boat ramp, playground and basketball court
Pets are permitted on all sites.



An archery range is located off of Clarksville Road in the southwest portion of the park. The range is maintained by dedicated volunteers.


The 2,830-acre lake has an unlimited horsepower designation. Five launch ramps are situated around the lake.

The Marina at Caesar Creek opened in April 2016 and features a harbormaster building as well as leased and transient docks. The building includes a retail area (boating accessories, clothing, fishing equipment, live bait, ice, etc.), concession area offering ice cream, sandwiches and beverages with indoor seating; public restrooms; and outside deck with seating area and water fountain. Exclusive features for boat dock leaseholders include showers. The marina offers fuel (ethanol-free 90 octane) and pump out stations.


Anglers can enjoy fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass and some of the best crappie fishing in the state. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.


Hunting is permitted in the adjacent wildlife area during scheduled hunting seasons. A valid Ohio hunting license is required


Several picnic areas with tables, grills and drinking water are located throughout the park. Some areas are managed by US Army Corp of Engineers and some are managed by Caesar Creek State Park.

Five shelters managed by the state park are available on a "first come, first served" basis. Six shelterhouses (Fifty Springs, Cedar Point, Hickory Overlook, Wellman, Horseman’s Camp and Horseman's Group Camp) may be reserved by calling the park office, (937) 382-1096.


The park features a 1,300-foot public beach. Swimming is permitted in designated areas. Please exercise caution while swimming at the beach.
Pets are NOT permitted on swimming beaches. The beach is a Carry In/Carry out area. No trash cans are available. Please bring trash bags with you.

There are two boat camp/boat swim areas. One is located just north of the Wellman boat ramp and the other is located just south of the campground boat ramp.


There are multiple trails at Caesar Creek that are specifically designated for hiking. These trails are rated moderate to difficult. They include scenic waterfalls, a swinging bridge and views of the lake.

Park Hiking Trails

Fifty Springs Loop Trail - 3.3 Miles - Moderate-Difficult
Connector Trail between Fifty Springs and Perimeter Trails - .1 Mile - Moderate-Difficult
Horseshoe Falls Trail - .7 Mile - Moderate-Difficult
Old Woods Trail - .6 Mile - Moderate-Difficult
Peninsula Trail - 1 Mile - Moderate-Difficult
Perimeter Trail - 12.7 Miles - Moderate-Difficult
The Cove Trail - .7 Mile - Moderate-Difficult
White Trail - .1 Mile - (Connector)
Horseshoe Falls Trail - .7 Miles - Moderate-Difficult
Buckeye Trail - Several miles pass through the west side of the park - Moderate-Difficult

Campground Trails

Deer Run Trail - 1.4 Miles - Moderate
Lakeview Trail - .7 Mile - Moderate
Pin Oak Trail - 1.2 Miles - Moderate
The Point Trail - 1.1 Miles - Moderate

Four bridle trails also allow hiking:

Rosebriar Trail - 2 Miles - Easy
Moonlit Vista Trail - 3.7 Miles - Easy
Farmer's Trace Trail - 4 Miles - Easy
Silidago Downs Trail - 28 Miles - Easy

Two mountain bike trails also allow hiking:

Fifty Springs Loop - 3.5 Miles - Easy - The Fifty Springs loop is an easy oval loop around the Fifty Springs peninsula, which is a two-mile road ride from the Harveysburg Road trail head. The trail includes one intermediate-level ravine crossing.
Mountain Bike Trail - 16 Miles - Difficult - The Harveysburg trail system spans the gap between Harveysburg Road and the campground, with 16 miles of trail made up of four principal loops plus connecting mileage. The first 2 miles of the main trail are suited for intermediate and advanced riders; steep climbs and drops on the remainder challenge advanced cyclists.

Winter Recreation

Under the proper conditions, park visitors can enjoy ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

The park's nature center houses interesting displays of the cultural and natural history of the area
Naturalist programs are offered year round
The pioneer village features 15 historic buildings depicting life in the early 1800s
Playground equipment is offered at some day-use areas of the park

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