Caesar Creek State Park in Ohio contains over 3,700 acres of outdoor recreation area sure to satisfy your dog! With woodlands, meadows, crystal clear waters, and steep ravines, this furbulous park in southwest Ohio has something for everyone.
For the water lovers, Caesar Creek Lake offers tons of adventures. You can fish here, or bring a boat to one of the five boat launches. The marina on site offers restrooms, a retail store full of boating and fishing equipment, fuel, concessions and more. A beach offers sun and sand fun, but only to humans. While pets aren't allowed in designated swimming areas, your dog can get a splash in outside of those areas.
The hikers will love the many trails in the park, which vary in length from 0.7 to 28 miles long. Most of them are hiking trails, but some are horseback and mountain bike trails that allow hikers, just be ready to share the path. Shelters and picnic areas dot the park, with some featuring drinking water and grills. There’s also an archery range where guests can practice target shooting at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards, but you must bring all your own equipment.
If you want to stay overnight, you can choose from 238 sites in the campground. Three have full hookups, and the rest are electric only. Some sites are marked for tents only. The campground features bath and shower houses, and water faucets throughout. You can make reservations beforehand through the website or by phone. Fees start at $26 per night during the off-season.
Your dog can join you in most areas of the park, but must stay on a six foot leash at all times. Always come prepared with plenty of water for yourself and your pet, and bring waste bags to pick up after your pet.
For the hunting crowd, Caesar Creek State Park allows hunting in some areas. There is also an off-leash training area where pet owners can work on tracking and field retrieving. The area is not fenced and is not a public dog park. The training area can be hard to find. In the far north area of the park, the area is off of Compton Road near the creek, between Roxanna New Burlington Road and Spring Valley-Paintersville Road.
If you’re in Southwest Ohio, Caesar Creek State Park has everything you'll love for a furbulous outdoor adventure with your pup!