Caesar Creek Lake
Guide

Introduction

Featuring a diverse environment, plenty of recreational activities, and a great campground, Caesar Creek Lake is a must-visit destination for RV travelers in southwestern Ohio. Located around 15 miles from Dayton and 30 miles from Cincinnati, Caesar Creek Lake was initially built the lake for flood control during the 1970s. Taking seven years to construct, the small town of New Burlington was flooded for the project to be completed. With the project complete, the area was reclassified as Caesar Creek State Park.
In the present day, the lake stretches over 2,830-acres and provides visitors of all ages the chance to have many fun experiences in the great outdoors. Including the land maintained by the U.S Corps of Engineers around it, Caesar Creek Lake is a combined 7,941 acres, which is plenty of room to explore. The most popular activities include swimming, boating, fishing, archery, and hiking. There is also a great nature center that will give you the chance to get up close and personal with many of the local animals.
RV camping at the lake is possible since there is a campground within Caesar Creek Lake State Park. The campground is quite large and features more than 200 sites for you to choose from. Another excellent choice for camping in the area is at the Lebanon / Cincinnati NE KOA, which is around a 30 minutes drive southwest. Caesar Creek Lake is open for you to enjoy all year round.

RV Rentals in Caesar Creek Lake

Transportation

Driving

Getting to and from Caesar Creek Lake is very easy as it is located just outside the small town of Harveysburg to the south and Corwin to the west. There are multiple entrances to the lake, with the most popular one being off OH-73 as this is the only entrance and exit to Caesar Creek Lake State Park.

If you want to pick up some supplies before you RV adventure you can do so at Waynesville (around four and a half miles away), Springboro (around 12.5 miles away), and Wilmington (around 14 miles away). The closest city to Caesar Creek Lake is Dayton, which is around 28 miles to the northwest.

The driving conditions in and around the lake are very good thanks to the wide paved roads. You should have no trouble navigating your way to the state park area or to one of the many other spots within the Caesar Creek Lake area. During the wintertime, the lake does get a lot of snow, which you should be aware of. If you are traveling from far away we recommend that you call ahead to the park office to confirm that your RV will be able to access the roads.

Parking

There are numerous parking lots that are located near Caesar Creek Lake.

Public Transportation

Unfortunately there are no public transport options that will take you to Caesar Creek Lake.

Campgrounds and parking in Caesar Creek Lake

Campsites in Caesar Creek Lake

Reservations camping

Caesar Creek State Park Campground

RV lovers will be very happy to know that the campground at Caesar Creek Lake is fantastic. Located within the state park, the campground has 283 sites in the campground, with 227 of these being RV friendly.

Spread across seven different loops, all of the sites suitable for RVs have electrical hookup options, and a further 18 have full hookups available for you to enjoy. Many sites are located in a shady area so you will have the chance to get an escape from the warm summer sun. Other amenities within the campground include water collection points, showers, flush toilets, a basketball court, a playground, and a dump station. Pets are also allowed and you should be able to get cell phone reception on all of the major providers.

Reservations are encouraged at Caesar Creek State Park Campground, especially during the holiday weekends. The campground is open all year round, but during the wintertime, many of the amenities will not be in operation.

Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA

Another excellent camping option for visitors to Caesar Creek Lake is the Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA that is located around a 30-minute drive away. This campground will suit visitors who are wanting to be closer to some of the major amenities in the area, including the amusement park.
There are over 50 sites for you to choose from that are available in back in or pull thru configurations. The Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA has sites suited for every RV lover as they are a mixture of 30 amp and 50 amp. Some sites will also come with water hookups, while others will have full hookups available for your convenience. Rigs up to 75 feet can call the park home, so this campground will be more suited to larger RVs than Caesar Creek State Park Campground.
Other amenities at Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA include a swimming pool, WiFi, cable TV, dog park, laundry, playground, showers, toilets, and a dump station. Reservations can be made online or by contacting the park office.

Seasonal activities in Caesar Creek Lake

In-Season

Swimming

There are two main beaches at Caesar Creek Lake that are perfect for you to relax at during your visit. The main beach is located near the main day-use area of Caesar Creek Lake State Park and is over 1000 feet long, which will give you plenty of space to spread out. The other beach is near the campground on the opposite side of the lake and it is much smaller. There are no lifeguards on duty at the beaches, so swim to your abilities and don't enter the water after dark.

Boating

Another fantastic way to enjoy your visit to Caesar Creek Lake is to get out on the water and do some boating. The large, open lake is perfect for boating, and there are no restrictions on what type of watercraft or maximum horsepower engine you can bring to it. If you need to launch a boat, there are multiple ramps that you can use that are all around the lake. There is also a marina if you wish to leave your boat in the lake or if you need to rent a watercraft.

Picnicking

Since you are visiting a lake that has such great amenities, you really need to consider having a picnic near the lake. There are four picnic areas located on the edge of the lake that are very well equipped to make your picnicking experience awesome.

If you have a larger group you can also reserve a larger shelter in advance to ensure that you won't miss out on any of the fun to be had. Please note that there are no trash cans at any of the picnic areas so you must take all of your trash out with you.

Off-Season

Visitor Center

A great way to learn more about the lake and its surrounding environment is to pay a visit to the Visitor Center. Open all year round with varying hours, the Visitor Center is also a great place to stop by at when you first arrive at the lake. The friendly staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about the lake and you can also see if there are any special events happening at the Visitor Center during your stay. These could include fossil study expeditions, interpretive programs, or ranger talks.

Fishing

If you love to fish, you will love Caesar Creek Lake. The lake is one of the best fishing locations within the area thanks to the depth level that varies between 20 to 100 feet. Fishing is allowed in boats or on the shoreline, and there is also a special fishing pond available for the little anglers under 16 who want to join in on all of the fun. Some of the fish that call the lake home include bluegill, carp, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. Remember that you will need an Ohio fishing license to go fishing.

Multi Use Trails

Visitors to Caesar Creek Lake who are wanting to explore the area outside of the lake will be happy to know that there are trails available for you to explore. These trails are great for hikers, bikers, and even horseback riders who are wanting to see what is out there. Hiking is allowed on all of the trails, whilst mountain bikers and horseback riders must stick to their designated trails at all times. If you are a hiker looking for a challenge you should take on the 12 mile Perimeter Loop Trail.