Welcome to the website for Caesar Creek State Park!
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 the unique attributes of it. Learn more about the Nature Center Association ...
Nature Center hours vary seasonally. Currently they are: Saturday, 1 PM - 3 PM
Programs and Events
Feb. 23 Winter Hike: 10:00 AM to Noon (continuous start times): Start at Wellman Meadows Boat Ramp Area. This is a self-guided scenic hike to Horseshoe Falls, the Swinging Bridge and Flat Fork Gorge. Warm up at the Nature Center with fire baked pizza, bean soup, cornbread, and snacks! All donations go the Nature Center Association to support the nature center. Check our Facebook page Caesar Creek State Park for details and updates.
Mar. 3 Fitness Hike: 1pm: Meet at the Nature Center. Nature Center, hike to the Peninsula/Cove Trails Loop. Total miles - 3
Think Spring---Salamander Hike: This hike will be on ONE of the following dates: Friday, February 22nd, March 1st, or March 8th at 7:00 pm at the Caesar Creek Visitor Center. Nature's timing is unpredictable and in order to make sure we have the best chance to actually see them migrating to their breeding ponds, the actual hike date will be determined on the Wednesday before the hike. Together we will search for salamanders as they awaken from hibernation and move toward their breeding ponds. There is no cost for this event and no experience is necessary. This is an adventure for the entire family. Please dress for the weather; boots and a flashlight are essential. Remember, salamanders prefer to move in the rain, so be prepared for muddy fun! To register for this event please contact the visitor center at 513-897-1050.
Mar. 16 - 17, 9AM-2PM: Maple Syrup & Pancake Brunch. Try our maple syrup. All syrup is collected from trees on location and prepared at our Sugar Shack. Brunch will include pancakes, sausage, our amazing maple syrup and a beverage. Maple syrup, jams and jellies will be available for sale while supplies last. Cost: $7 for adults, $3 kids 10 and under, kids 3 and under eat free.
Naturalist Erin Shaw talks about Bald Eagles. Learn more about Nature's Corner ...
Naturalist Rick Hoffman tells us about Spotted Salamanders and their annual migration at Caesar Creek.
Upcoming Events, Planning, and Calendars
Q. How do birds keep their feet from getting cold?
A. They actually don't. If they did, their exposed legs and feet would lose heat and quickly chill the bird's body to a dangerous temperature. Birds have several adaptations to protect themselves against cold weather. The most obvious is feathers; we humans harvest them to put into our down-filled parkas and quilts. Not so obvious is a mesh of arteries and veins in their upper legs---the rete mirabile or "wonderful net" that keeps their body heat from escaping through their legs and toes. It transfers heat from the outbound blood into the inbound blood. A bird's feet may barely be above freezing for days at a time! To keep their feet from actually freezing in the worst cold, birds will squat on their toes. They also raise one foot up into their feathers to warm it and then the other. Learn more here and here and here.
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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. There is always something to do, so check out the activities, special events, and volunteer pages.
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