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“Worst campground shower house ever” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Caesar Creek Lake

Caesar Creek Lake
4020 N. Clarksville Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068-9408
513-897-1050
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Worst campground shower house ever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a lovely weekend camping at Caesar Creek State Park. The campground was virtually empty so it was nice and quiet. We had a nice time visiting nearby Waynesville for lunch and shopping, did some biking in the campground and visited the Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center which was outstanding. However, these were the worst campground showers I have ever visited--the doors to the toilet stalls and shower stalls did not latch; the showers only trickeled out a little bit of very cold water and they were filthy. Such a shame that state park campground facilities have gone downhill so much. Also, the campground is huge but only has two sites with water hookups.

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh, PA
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“Campground in Caesar Creek State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I have been noticing that campgrounds are starting to pop up on Trip Advisor, so I thought I'd give my review of our recent stay in the campground in Caesar Creek State Park. We traveled to Kings Island over Easter Weekend and found this campground to be a nice break. It is an easy find right off of I-71, a 20 mile drive from Kings Island. Like most state parks, the benefit here is a nice large site. We had room to throw baseballs and frisbees at our site (#88), which was great. We couldn't really see the lake from our site, but there was a hiking trail off of our loop with views of the lake. My husband said that in some of the other loops there were lake view sites. All of the sites are level concrete pads. We have a 25 foot travel trailer that we tow with a full size van and we fit into the site with just a few extra feet. If you have a longer trailer, you would probably have to park sideways in front of it, which is what we saw others doing. Kids enjoyed hiking, mountain biking and just biking through the park. Park was quiet, the employee at the store was very helpful and overall no problems!

Visited April 2014
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Waynesville, Ohio
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“Caesar Creek Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Caesar Creek Lake and park are excellent! This is a state park and has a wonderful nature center, facilities for boating and fishing, and hiking and camping. It's one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon enjoying the outdoors.

Visited October 2013
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Centerville, Ohio
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“Caesar’s Creek Lake provides year round recreation to the outdoorsman.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Caesar’s Creek Lake provides year round recreation to the outdoorsman.

Caesar’s Creek Lake is a short 15 drive from our home in Centerville, and we often combine a trip to visit Waynesville’s shops and restaurants. It is neat to have an Army Corps of Engineers lake in southwest Ohio.

We recall the days of visiting Cowan Lake, and we still do.

We like either the direct spillway approach with the winding road to the Caesar’s Creek Gorge or the direct SR 73 approach. “Caesar Creek Lake, OH sits astride the crest of the Cincinnati Arch, a nationally recognized resource that is visited by fossil collectors from all over the world.”

Visiting in August offers swimming and boating; however, the six – eight weeks of the fall with the every changing leaves is perhaps the most charming time for us to visit. An October sunset with leaves blazing near the lake is priceless.

We often visit in the winter to enjoy X.C. skiing.

We do recall the environmental controversy years ago when Caesar’s Creek Lake was proposed and constructed.

Caesar’s Creek Lake offers the family a variety of activities at little or no costs. We often enjoy picnicking at a variety of well-maintained sites. We enjoy the numerous hiking trails regardless of the season.

Visited October 2013
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“Fun for kayaking in the fall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

First you can't expect much & shouldn't complain about a free state park. We used the boat ramp at the north end of the lake to put our kayaks in. Then we kayaked as far up the creek as possible (the water was low so we ended up getting stuck). We kayaked back to the lake & watched the birds hunt for fish. The leaves were changing colors & it was lovely watching the birds hunt at sunset. The water in this area was shallow, but not a problem for our kayaks & the many other people who were also kayaking.

Visited October 2013
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