The Caesar Creek Horseman's Camp is located on Furnas-Oglesby Rd. off of Ohio 73 in Waynesville. The camp offers 25 non-electric sites, a shelter house, latrine, wells with non-potable water. tie rails, picket posts,
There are 25 primitive sites available on a first-come, first-served basis with tie rails and picket posts. Cost per night is $17 during the week, $18 on the weekend, and $19 on holiday weekends. Please self-register upon arrival.
The camp is the trailhead for five trails. Day use parking is available.
Horse Group Camp
The Horseman's Group Camp is located near the Horseman's Campground on Furnas-Oglesby Road. A pit latrine is available and horses are welcome. The camp has a picnic table and fire ring. There is no electric or water.
To reserve please call the Park Office M-F 8a-4:30p at 513-897-3055
*If you have questions about winter camping please call the Main Park Office 513.897.3055
Hours: M - F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For Group Camp reservations, please call our Park Office M-F 8a-4:30p at 513-897-3055.
All group camps can be rented from 3pm until 1pm. Money is due within two weeks of making the reservation.
Day Lodge Group Campground
This camp is located near the Hopewell Day Lodge on Middletown Rd off of Clarksville Rd. This is a primitive camp with no bathroom or water.
Cost: FREE, but reservation is required.
Fifty Springs, Hickory Overlook & Cedar Point
These Group Camps are located off SR 73 in the Fifty Springs Picnic area. Between Oregonia Road and the Caesar Creek Bridge. They all have a shelter with picnic tables, fire ring, and flush toilets. There is no electric or water.
Wellman Meadows Group Camp
This camp is located off Oregonia Rd. near the Wellman Meadows Boat Ramp. There is a shelter with picnic tables, fire ring, and flush toilets. There is no electric or water.
To camp along the trail you must fill out a free permit and mail it to the Park Office, or email it to Clint.Tellep@dnr.state.oh.us
There are Three Campsites to choose from. Those are located near the Day Lodge Parking Lot, across the street from the Wellman Group Camp, and behind the Fifty Springs Group Camp. They are a small circular cutout that holds about 10 people. They are completely primitive.
About the Trail:
Total distance: 11.7-mile loop
Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours as a day hike or 2 days for an overnight hike. Backpacking and camping permits required.
Trail conditions: Well marked and well worn. Meadow traverses can become overgrown in summer.
Water: Available seasonally from April 1st to November 1st at group campgrounds (except Day Lodge Group Camp) and other developed facilities in the park
Highlights: Wooded lakeside hiking, lake views, Horseshoe Falls, opportunities for fossil hunting
A hike on Caesar Creek's Perimeter Loop Trail is a pleasant and a not-more-than-mildly-strenuous stroll through an often changing landscape surrounding the lower one-third of Caesar Creek Lake-Ohio's deepest. Along the way you'll pass many lake views, two waterfalls, a restored pioneer village, fossil-rich limestone exposures and many state park facilities. All this while staying in or near the cedar sprinkled deciduous woodlands that hug the lake. The first day of an overnight hike, using the route we have described below, takes you near park facilities and the more active, noisier central section of the lake, using a busy four-lane section of State Route 73 to cross over the lake. The second day offers more peaceful wooded walking farther away from roads near the shore of the quieter southern end of the lake, but still not out of earshot of revving boat engines. There is a bit of road walking over the lake's dam, but the trail finishes nicely with visits to Horseshoe Falls and the rocky Flat Fork Creek. Below the dam, the Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve provides additional opportunities for hiking and exploring a 180' deep gorge cut by glacial meltwater through the same fossil-rich Ordovician limestone and shale found in the park.
Getting there: To put the largest and more secluded camping area--Day Lodge Backpacking Camp--near the halfway point of the hike, park at the Wellman Meadows Trailhead on the southeast side of the lake. From the interchange of Interstate 71 and State Route 73, take SR 73 west for 4.0 miles and turn left onto Oregonia Road. Travel 2.3 miles on Oregonia Road and turn right onto the road leading to the Wellman Meadows Boat Ramp. Look for a large state park sign reading "Wellman Meadows Group Camp / Wellman Meadows Boat Ramp" at the road's entrance. Travel this road for 0.6 mile and turn right into the trailhead parking area. The Wellman Meadows Group Camp is located just ahead on the left. Day hikers have the option of parking at numerous other developed facilities around the southern one-third of the lake.
For more information and pictures, please visit http://backpackohio.com/caesarcreek.html
The Caesar Creek State Park Campground offers Class A camping facilities for you and your family to enjoy the beauty of nature, the fun of the state park, or simply get away from the bustle of everyday life for just a few days or up to two weeks.
The campground has 283 shady or sunny spots. Every site offers electric. Each spacious camp site offers a paved pad that can accommodate at a 35 foot trailer or RV, pop-up, tent, or other camping unit, 20 and 30 amp electrical hookups, a picnic table, and a fire ring. Be advised some sites are designated as "tent only" sites. Bath houses, shower houses, water faucets, and waste drains are located throughout the campground. There is a camp store offering firewood, ice, food, and camping supplies. A dump station is available free of charge for campers. A boat ramp is located in the campground and free to use while camping.
The campground offers miles of hiking trails that criss-cross throughout the campground, and it is adjacent to the state park mountain bike trail. The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a short drive away.
*During the Winter - Loops A, B, & C are open for camping.
*Everything is Self Registration at the Camp Office
*All the water has been shut off, Electric is still available