Welcome to the website for Caesar Creek Nature Center!

Sponsored by the Nature Center Association of Caesar Creek

The Nature Center Association of Caesar Creek (NCACC) is an organization of volunteers with the goals of preserving and improving Caesar Creek State Park and educating the public about its unique attributes.    Learn more about the Nature Center Association...


Nature Center hours vary seasonally.  Current hours are:  Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 4 PM

Programs and Events

  • Caesar Creek State Park and Nature Center

January 1, 2020, 1PM:  First Day Hike --- Nature Center.  Start the New Year off on the right foot with our Fitness Hike series.   We start off slow and work our way up to the 13 mile Perimeter Hike in October.  However you can choose to hike a shorter distance on any hike.  On New Year’s Day, meet the Park Naturalist for a 1 mile guided hike near the Nature Center.  If you choose, you can stay for an additional 3 mile hike to Pioneer Village, the Swinging Bridge, Horseshoe Falls and a Rock Gorge.


October 26 - 27:  Halloween Camp Out ---  Caesar Creek Campgrounds.  Trick-or-Treat, campsite decorating, costume contest, haunted trail, hay wagon rides, and more. See separate flyer for details*. Reserve your Campsite early before they’re sold out!

  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center

November 2, 7:30PM - 9PM:  Owl Moon Hike --- We begin with the story, Owl Moon, which tells of a father and daughter on a winter hike in search of a Great Horned Owl.  After the story we will go in search of Caesar Creek owl species.  In November, owls re-establish territories and prepare for nesting.  Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight if you have one.  Registration is required.  This is a Friends of Caesar Creek Program, $2 per person.  To register, call the Visitor Center at 513-897-1050.


  • Caesar Creek Pioneer Village

October 26, 3PM - 6PM:  Pioneer Trick or Treat --- Our cabins will be open and decorated for this fun trick or treat event (one of the few times we will decorate with modern day decorations).  These cabins had years and years of kids going door to door trick or treating and they still love to hear the laughter and see the kids in costume.  Kids and adults both can show up at the Village in their favorite costume and go door to door in a safe environment trick or treating through Village.  For more details, visit the Pioneer Village Harvest Pioneer Trick or Treat page.



  • The Ohio Fall Foliage Reports have returned! 
  • Caesar Creek State Park is:  CHANGING  
  • Link to full reports:  http://fallcolor.ohiodnr.gov


  • Link to guest article by Naturalist Rick Hoffman

Birding and Fall Migration at Caesar Creek State Park


  • Upcoming Events, Planning, and Downloadable Calendars

Caesar Creek State Park:  2019 Special Events   2019 Guided HIkes

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center:   2019 Calendar of Events

Caesar Creek Pioneer Village:  2019 event Calendar


Current lake conditions


Visit the Nature Center on Pioneer Village Road!
Caesar Creek State Park Location:
8570 E State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio 45068-9719
Park Office: (513) 897-3055
Campground Office: (937) 488-4595
Reservations: (866) 644-6727


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 camping, fishing, boating, hunting, swimming, trails for hiking, biking, and horses -- plus a Nature Center. ​The Park is open year around although some facilities are seasonal.  There is always something to do, so check out the activities, special events, and volunteer pages.


Recent visitor? Leave a comment:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/survey

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/faq

Link to interactive trail map:  https://odnr.maps.arcgis.com/

Link to ODNR pages for Caesar Creek State Park:  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/caesarcreek



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