Sycamore State Park covers a total area of 2,384 acres and is mostly surrounded by woodlots, meadows, and five acres of still water in an area that is primarily farmland. To get to the park, just travel west of Dayton, the sixth largest city in Ohio, and located in the southwestern corner of the state of Ohio. The exact address of the park is 4675 N. Diamond Mill Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.
Sycamore State Park was dedicated as a state park in 1979 after the land where the park sits was re-acquired from a housing development company that unable to complete construction of a housing project. Today the park thrives as a natural retreat providing the perfect setting for plenty of outdoor activities. The park sits squarely in the Wolf Creek Valley which is heavily forested with trees like Maple, Walnut, Wild Cherry, Ash, and Magnificent Oaks. Wildlife that can be found in the park includes deer, wild turkey, bison, and elk. Besides these main plant and animal species, there is plenty of diverse biota that abounds at the park.
For those that want to get active and do more than just appreciate the natural beauty of the park, there is plenty of activity to direct your energies and passion. Some of the common activities at the park include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, ice-skating, sledding, and ice fishing. Facilities that the park hosts to allow these activities include a horsemen's campsite, group camps, picnic shelters and picnic areas, snowmobile trails, hiking trails, and bridle trails.
Furthermore, if you have a dog, you can bring them to the park at no extra cost. If you bring your dog along, just remember that there are some park rules to be followed. Some of the park rules that relate to dogs include the following. First, you must ensure that your dog is always on a leash and the leash must be no longer than six feet long. Additionally, you must prevent your dog from wandering into park buildings and areas that are not designated as pet-friendly areas.