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About Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek Lake is located in southwest Ohio, centered between Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. Visitors flock to Caesar Creek Lake for its great fishing, boating, Visitor Center and trail opportunities. Natural Features: Caesar Creek Lake is home to many different wildflower prairies throughout the park which offer views of native wild prairie flowers, insects and bird species. Caesar Creek Lake is also home to more than 50 miles of trails including the 13 mile backpack trail which takes you to a scenic overlook of Horseshoe Falls. Recreation: Caesar Creek Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing and canoeing. Anglers fish for crappie and trophy muskie. The shelter is close to the Visitor Centers courtesy dock, allowing for easy shoreline fishing or to launch a kayak. Also, the shelter is within a short walking distance to the Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center which offers exhibits, films and information about the lake and Corps missions in the Ohio Valley. Visitors can also take advantage of the new Adena Trace fitness trail with 9 workout stations over a mile loop as well as 50 miles of additional hiking, mountain biking, and bridle trails. Facilities: Each shelter is located near the Caesar Creek Visitor Center where a 24-hour indoor heated and cooled restroom can be found. Many shelters also offer some of the largest playground areas found at Caesar Creek Lake. Each shelter also offers two cooking grills and both electric and water are provided with reservation. Nearby Attractions: Caesar Creek Lake offers 50 miles of hiking, mountain biking, bridle and archery trails. Caesar Creek Pioneer Village offers a collection of over 15 log cabins and other structures that are open during special events. Caesar Creek Nature Center is adjacent to the Pioneer Village; the nature center features exhibits on the areas cultural and natural history.

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Caesar Creek State Park is located in Arkansas River - Pool 5 in Ohio
39.539 N
-83.974 W
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From I-75 head east on Highway 73 for 11.5 miles past Waynesville. Follow the signs for the Caesar Creek Visitor Center for 3 more miles. From I-71 head west on Highway 73 for 7.7 miles. Follow the signs for the Caesar Creek Visitor Center for about 3 miles.
16 Reviews of Caesar Creek State Park
Nice sites

Nice campground but not alot of trees

Caesars Creek site 189

Large, quiet campground with trails and a lake. Clean shower houses throughout the campground. There is a small beach for swimming and a boat ramp at the lake. The sites are big and roomy. Plenty of room for a camper, tents, and outdoor games (cornhole, Kan jam, etc). The sites do not have much shade with trees lining the back. We stayed on site 189 and liked the size and location.


Lots of clearly marked trails with beautiful views of the lake! Huge area, also designated hunting grounds!

Big sites, big field

This campground has decent, wide sites, but there are very few trees or privacy. Sites are side by side, one after the other so you have no privacy and sound carries all the way up the loop. All the sites say "partial shade" on the reservation page, but beware, this shade only happens as the sun is going down.

Bathrooms were fine, relatively clean. There is a little store, but note that the firewood is in huge, unburnable pieces, (as most Ohio state park firewood is), so you'll need tons of kindling and several firestarters, or an ax and some way to hack at the logs.

The lake is huge and very pretty; there is a pioneer village that is interesting to walk around, and 3 or 4 canoe liveries nearby. All in all, it's a decent campground, just not too quiet or isolated if you are trying to get away from people.

Very nice campground.

Very nice state campground with full hook-up sites. Very spacious, double-wide sites. Lots of grass and trees for an enjoyable setting. No wi-fi takes away a bit from the experience, but fine for off-the-grid setting. Nice hiking trails.

Not alot of shade

These sites have plenty of space between them. But there isn't a lot of shade. Partial shade is very generous for the B Loop. Otherwise we enjoyed our time. We hiked down to the beach, which is mucky on the bottom. It is a little bit of a drive to get to the other parts of the park. You can access the mountain bike trails from the campground when they are open. They have converted some sites to premium, but most only offer electric.

Peaceful campground

Great place to relax!

Kind of gross

Loys of people cruise through the park. Lots of goose poop everywhere. Bathrooms are smelly, like from many feet away. Not a high class or middle class place.

Great Stars, hiking & boating; clean bathrooms,

We were drive up campers for the night - side note, Caesars Creek no longer allows for camping on their trails. There were three different loops that allowed for drive up camping without reservations. The end of the E loop is where we found a great spot with trees on either side. The non-reserve only sites on this loop seemed much more friendly for tent campers due to having shade whiled the rest of the loop was pretty unsheltered from the sun.

Luckily we got into camp near the end of the day and had time to grab a meal then head to bed. We heard from people that we needed to watch out for raccoons but none crossed our path as far as we know. Fell asleep looking at the stars. The visibility permitted for us to see a good number of stars. We got to watch the big dipper cross the sky.

There is a camp store that has firewood available for purchase - warning, the wood was not quick to light so be prepared to get small twigs to start the fire.

There are a large number of grey water disposal stations, a potable water station near the bathroom, clean bathrooms with several stalls, sinks and 3 showers. A lot of people had their bikes with them so I'm assuming that it is very bike friendly.

There are at least canoe/kayak rentals for the lake and night rentals available during special events. Fossil hunting is available on the lake, you need to get a free permit to fossil hunt from the visitors center.

Reservations can be made on the phone or on the internet.

You have to call Cowan lake to reserve group sites that are located elsewhere on the lake. The Caesars Creek Marina has the phone number and more information.

Group Camping ⛺️

We camped this past weekend at the Cedar Point group camping area. to be clear, this is completely separate from the regular campground and is in a completely different area of the lake. Group camping is reserved through the park office and is currently $75/night for up to 75 people. It includes access to public restrooms (flush toilets and sinks) but no electricity or showers. Mainly for tents but they allowed a pop-up camper parked in the parking lot (you cannot drive on the grass-they will ticket you). Site also had a huge picnic pavilion with 11 picnic tables, a fire pit area with benches and 2 charcoal grills. Specific to the Cedar Point campsite: There was not much shade in the campsite. I was hoping to hang my hammock in the trees but there was a lot of honeysuckle surround the campsite so I ended up not putting it up. This site has access to the water down a steep hill or a short hike to the point for a beach and easy swimming access. The main portion of campsite is at the top of a hill which was good in that it provided privacy but was challenging hiking everything up (especially firewood). We had a big cookout Saturday evening with extra people joining us and this was a great space for all our activities. Overall, this was a great camping experience!