Caesar Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Caesar Creek State Park

covers 7,530 acres in southwestern Ohio, of which 2,830 acres is a lake constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1970s. The area is one of the most visited outdoor recreation areas in the state due to its beauty and isolation. Five miles to the west lies Waynesville, OH, the closest community to the park. The nearest metropolitan area is Dayton, OH, which lies 20 miles north of Waynesville while Cincinnati, OH, is 49 miles to the southwest.

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Weather
Spring 30-75 F
Summer 59-84 F
Fall 33-75 F
Winter 23-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek State Park is an attractive spot for RV campers. If the large campground inside the park is full, there are many other RV campgrounds in the area. RV camping is one of the best ways to explore this park. If you do not own an RV, you can find one to rent on RVshare.

Caesar Creek State Park Campground

Caesar Creek State Park Campground offers 252 RV campsites with access to electricity. Thirty-five of those sites provide full hookups. Fresh drinking water is available at centralized water stations for those unable to get one of the full-hookup sites. Restrooms with flush toilets and warm showers take the place of sewer hookups. The camping area is close to the lake and its 1,300-foot sandy beach. For those RV campers who need it, a dump station is located close to the park entrance. A boat launch site, camp store, playground, and basketball court are added amenities that visitors enjoy.

  • Water hookup: Yes, for 35 sites
  • Electrical hookup: 30/50-amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes, for 35 sites
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $29-$40 per night

Frontier Campground

Frontier Campground sits 5 miles west of Caesar Creek State Park, just outside of Waynesville. The park offers 75 shaded RV campsites with full hookups, many of which accommodate pull-through trailers with slide-outs. A dump station is provided for those RVs that cannot access the campground's sewer system. Visitors find additional facilities such as restrooms with flush toilets, showers, a camp store, picnic tables, fire rings, and a playground. Newly installed Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground. You can visit this park anytime during the year.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: 30/50-amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $40-$50 per night

Cowan Lake State Park

Cowan Lake State Park is a beautiful campground located 15 miles southeast of Caesar Creek State Park. It offers 237 RV campsites with electricity. Four of those sites are wheelchair-accessible. The campground is equipped with warm showers, restrooms with flush toilets, a camp store, laundry facilities, a beach along the lake, a boat launch ramp, and a dump station. Some of the favorite activities at Cowan Lake State Park are swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking, and bicycling.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: 20/30/50-amp
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $29 to $32 per night

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What to Do at
Caesar Creek State Park

Inside Caesar Creek State Park

Activities vary widely at Caesar Creek State Park. There are 43 miles of hiking trails and 9 miles of mountain bike trails that meander around the lake and dense forests. The paths often lead to peaks where magnificent views of the surrounding area and the lake leaves visitors in awe, and hikers are greeted with 65 varieties of native plants and trees to admire. Along the lake is a 1,300-foot beach interrupted by a boat launch ramp. Angling in the lake is excellent, with ample supplies of panfish populating the waters. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are among the favorite activities of guests.

Outside Caesar Creek State Park

There are several small communities within 10 miles of Caesar Creek State Park and large urban areas within easy driving distance. An incredible variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities make the area a favorite place to stop for many travelers. With the natural wonders that seem to appear everywhere around the park, any visitor to the region finds plenty of opportunities for educational and thrilling adventures.

Restaurants

Hammel House Inn

Though the Hammel House Inn is a bed-and-breakfast, it is also a restaurant with tasty traditional American cuisine. There are several unique selections on the menu, such as the apple turkey sandwich with freshly sliced turkey topped with slices of a Granny Smith apple.

Type: American, Traditional

Location: 121 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068

Roscoe's Pizza

When the urge hits for pizza, don't settle for a frozen pie with one or two toppings; visit Roscoe's Pizza instead. You can select from a varied menu of pizzas at this parlor or create your own concoction. Breadsticks, desserts, and deep-dish mac and cheese are also available.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 6782 Corwin Avenue, Waynesville, OH 45068

Village Family Restaurant

For a family meal, visit the Village Family Restaurant. This restaurant is not satisfied with a traditional menu; they always update old formulas with a new twist. Their "new" American cuisine includes tasty items such as their three-way spaghetti, which is homemade chili poured over a heaping supply of spaghetti noodles.

Type: American

Location: 144 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068

Shopping

The Peddler House

When you are looking for gifts to commemorate your visit to Caesar Creek State Park, stop by The Peddler House. This shop specializes in little-known items such as cranberry candles, hand-blown glass, and Old-World Christmas ornaments.

Location: 258 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068

Lilly’s Corner Mall

If you are interested in antiques, stop by Lilly’s Corner Mall. In this 7,000-square-foot space, you will find 28 dealers with a variety of antiques and collectibles.

Location: 105 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068

Canada Goose Gallery

At the Canada Goose Gallery, you'll find pieces from local artists as well as prints of established painters, sculptors, and photographers through the ages. Taking the time to stop at this store gives you new home décor ideas that you had never considered before.

Location: 97 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068

Sightseeing

Museum at the Friends Home

To get a handle on the area's history, drop by the Museum at the Friends Home. This museum concentrates on the history of the Quaker communities that surround Waynesville. The museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home, which many teachers and preachers used as a home during the early 20th century. There are 22 rooms, each dedicated to the history of a different Quaker community.

Location: 115 South Fourth Street, Waynesville, OH 45068

Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village

When you visit Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, you'll find people interested in the preservation of pioneering history living the frontier life. You and your family can observe the joys and the hardships of early colonial life in Ohio. You may find a blacksmith forging crude nails or weaving rope. Next door, you may discover how the food was prepared and presented in those times.

Location: 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, OH 45068

Vertical Advantage Helicopters

Take the family for a thrilling ride by making a reservation with Vertical Advantage Helicopters. This FAA-approved service lets you and your kids observe the lay of the land from high up in the air. The sightseeing tours give the kids a memory they will never forget as they soar into the sky and hover over their campground, the lake, and the pathways along which they have hiked.

Location: 2460 Greentree Road, Lebanon, OH 45036

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How to Get to
Caesar Creek State Park

Most visitors approach Caesar Creek State Park through Waynesville, OH. To get to the park from Waynesville, travel southwest on South Main Street and turn left onto OH-73 East. Drive for 4 miles and turn left onto Caesar Creek Road. The park is just over a half-mile down the road on the left.

To approach Waynesville from Dayton, take State Route 48 for 14 miles. Turn left onto County Road 46 and drive for 2 miles. C-46 will turn into County Road 28. Drive another 4 miles directly into Waynesville.

To get to Waynesville from Cincinnati, take Interstate 71 North for 15 miles to Exit 28. Turn left onto State Route 48 and drive for 5 miles. Turn left onto U.S. 42 and travel for another 8 miles into Waynesville.

Entering Caesar Creek State Park

The park is open for day use from dawn to dusk.

Entry Fee : $0

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