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Cj Brown Dam and Reservoir - Dam Site (OH)

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir

Overview

C.J. Brown Reservoir is located in west-central Ohio, two miles northeast of Springfield; thirty-five miles northeast of Dayton, and forty-five miles west of Columbus.

Recreation

There are many recreational opportunities to enjoy at the lake including fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and picnicking. At nearby Buck Creek State Park, visitors also enjoy swimming, boating, and camping.

Facilities

C.J. Brown Reservoir offers three reservable picnic shelters, with grills, picnic tables, electric service, and water fountains. The Visitor Center has exhibits on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and history of the Dam and lake, along with the natural resources and recreation in the area. Restrooms for the Meadow View shelter are located at the Visitor Center.

Natural Features

The Buck Creek valley was once a patchwork of wetland fens, prairie meadows, oak savannas, and open oak woodlands. Today, the 2,120 acre C.J. Brown Reservoir is surrounded by varied habitats, from brushy old fields, to restored prairie, to forest. C.J. Brown was designated an Ohio Important Bird Area in 2002.

Nearby Attractions

At adjacent Buck Creek State Park, there is a campground, rental cottages, a marina, swimming beach, and trails. Springfield, Ohio, is just a few miles away, and has several museums that are worth visiting, including the Heritage Center and the Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House.

Charges & Cancellations

Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of your reservation. A $10.00 fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. For full Details see the Recreation One Stop cancellation Policy

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Location

Cj Brown Dam and Reservoir - Dam Site (OH) is located in Ohio

Detail location of campground

Directions

From I-70 westbound, Exit at US 40 and go west to Bird Rd. Turn right (north) on Bird Rd. then left on Old Columbus Rd. Following the signs for the CJ Brown Visitor Center, turn right onto Croft Rd., then right onto Overlook Drive into the park. From I-70 Eastbound exit at SR 4, follow 4 north through Springfield to Croft Rd. Turn right on Croft and left onto Overlook Dr.

Address

2630 Croft Rd.
Springfield, OH 45503

Coordinates

39.9569444 N
83.7477778 W

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Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

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