Caesar Creek State Park

Boating

We have an Archery Range located next to the Day Lodge Group Camp on Middletown Rd. off of Clarksville Rd.

There are targets set up at 10, 20, 30, and 40yds.

Past that section there are multiple lanes set up down the trail.

No equipment is provided. You must bring your own.

No Broadheads allowed.

The park features a 1,300-foot public beach. Changing booths are available. Swimming is permitted during daylight hours only. Swim at your own risk. 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 is also a small beach located at our Campground for registered campers.

Fishing

Hiking Trials include:

  • Perimeter Loop Trail - 12 miles
    • Can be accessed at multiple points along the southern part of the lake.
  • Old Woods Trail - 0.6 miles
    • Located behind the Nature Center
  • Fifty Springs Loop Trail - 3.3 miles
    • Mountain Bike trail that loops around the Fifty Spring peninsula that you can hike on as well.
  • Wellman Trails - 2.4 miles
    • There are two loops that go around the peninsula near the Wellman Boat Ramp. There is also a trail that leads to Horseshoe Falls and a 104 ft. swinging bridge.
  • Gorge Loop Trail - 1 mile
    • Trail is located below the dam, down in the gorge. Short 1 mile trail that includes stairs.
  • Campground Trails - 4.4 miles
    • There are various trails throughout the campgrounds passing from loop to loop and providing shortcuts to various locations in the campground.  There is also a gentle one mile fitness trail at the dead end of Center Rd.  Consult the Campground Map for a more detailed look at these trails.
  • Mountain Bike Trails - 13.3 miles
    • Extremely rugged and technical Mountain Bike trail that you may also use for hiking. Runs from our campground down to Harveysburg Rd.
  • Bridle Trails - 30.8 miles
    • Look at the next section for more info on the trails. You may hike on the bridle trails.

Hunting

Caesar Creek State Park offers thousands of acres of lands for hunting.  Much of the State Park itself can be hunted during season, and the adjacent 1500 acre Spring Valley Wildlife Area is open to hunting as well.

Hunting zones administered by The Division of Parks and Recreation are open for hunting for the Fall and Winter season starting September 1st. Sunday hunting is prohibited on Division of Parks and Recreation land.  Land that is administered by Spring Valley Wildlife is open for hunting year round.

There is an area just east of the campgrounds reserved for deer hunting by bow only, open for hunting from November 15th to January 31st

Area Attractions

Trails

Caesar Creek has several miles of trails for Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Horseback Riding.

You may hike on all the trails, but Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding must stick the their designated trails.

Archery Range

Mountain Bike Trails:


The five mile trail is extremely rugged and technical and is intended for riders with a high level of experience.  Very steep grades, streams, fallen trees, and other hazards are common.  The second trail is a loop around the peninsula in the 50 Springs Picnic Area. One mile of the trail has small rolling hills while the rest of the trail is relatively flat.  Most grades are fairly shallow.  This trail is intended for novices.

Mountain Biking Regulations:

  • Riders are encouraged to wear helmets at all times
  • Mountain biking is permitted only on the two designated mountain bike trails
  • Use extreme caution and know your own abilities.  When in doubt, dismount and walk your bike.


For More Info and a good Trail Map click here for the website.

Bridle Trails:

  • Rosebriar - 2 miles
    • This easy trail winds through deep woods on easy terrain.  It is marked with light blue blazes.
  • Moonlit Vista - 3.8 miles
    • The Moonlit Vista trail follows easy to moderate terrain through wooded areas and fields.  The Solidago Downs trail is accessed from Moonlit Vista.  Moonlit Vista is marked with red blazes.
  • Farmer's Trace - 5 miles
    • The southernmost bridle trail, Farmer's trace leads though fields and forest on easy to moderate terrain.
  • Solidago Downs - 20 miles
    • This trail leads through moderate to rugged terrain, featuring deep woods, steep ravines, creeks, and fields. It can be accessed from Spring Valley-Paintersville Road from the North or from the Moonlit Vista trail from the South.

Please observe the following regulations:


  • No Sunday hunting on State Park lands.
  • No hunting within 400' of any building, roadway, parking lot, or path.
  • No permanent stands or blinds.
  • Do not damage any state property, including signs and trees.

Caesar Creek Lake offers many opportunities for anglers.  The lake has over forty miles of shoreline with many small and large coves, standing trees, and stump areas.  The average lake depth ranges from twenty feet at the north end of the lake to over 100 feet on the south end near the dam.

This varied lake provides perfect habitat for many species of fish of interest to anglers.  These include the following:

Largemouth Bass       Small-mouth Bass        Kentucky Spotted Bass        White Bass      Bluegill
Crappy         Channel Catfish        Flathead Catfish         Carp
In addition, Saugeye and Muskellunge are stocked annually.

There are numerous places to fish from the shore on the lake.  Some of the more convenient areas are at the dead end of Ward Rd., the fishing platform near the Park Office and under the St. Rt. 73 bridge.

Visit the Caesar Creek Young Angler's Pond. Fishing exclusively for kids under16 years of age.

All anglers must have a valid Ohio fishing license.

 Caesar Creek State Park is located in Warren & Clinton Counties and is close to many area attractions ! You can come camping, or stay in a getaway rental as part of your vacation. We are close to Waynesville known for their antique shops, Corps Of Engineers where you can fossil hunt or enjoy some of their programs, Kings Island Amusement Park, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ozone Zipline Adventures, or Canoeing & Kayaking on the Little Miami River. Please visit the links below to see more!

Swimming

The 2,830-acre lake is an unlimited horsepower designation. We have Five launch ramps that are situated around the lake. They are:


Haines Boat Ramp - This in our northern most boat ramp near cornstalk rd.

North Pool Boat Ramp - Located on the north side of St. Rt. 73 past the park office and the beach.

Furnas Shores - Located on the south side of St. Rt. 73 opposite from the North Pool Ramp.(Steepest of the Ramps)

Wellman Boat Ramp - This is the southern most ramp closest to the Dam located off of Oregonia Rd.

Campground Boat Ramp - Located in our Campground for registered campers to use.


Boating access on the far right side of the beach. Two boat swim areas located on the Northern and Southern ends of the lake.


Brand New Marina: Has 112 Seasonal Slips and 10 Transient Slips.

Concession Building & Fuel


For Boat Storage options we have a Dry Moorage Area that holds 64 Boats.

Storage Costs are $100 from April - Oct. & $100 for Winter storage

To be put on a waitlist please call (937) 382-1096


The Marina now sells boat registrations. Please call (513) 897-1092 for more info.


For the latest Beach Water Quality Testing please visit: