Open: Open all year Number of Sites: 111 Number of Sites with Electric: 89
Buck Creek State Park lies in a fertile agricultural area, rich in Ohio's history. The park's recreational facilities center around the 2,120-acre lake, offering endless water-related opportunities. Visitors enjoy the many wetlands, broad meadows and wildlife at this diverse 1,896-acre park.
26 family cottages situated in a wooded area with several offering a view of the lake
Each has two bedrooms
Bath with a shower
Living room with a trundle bed
Gas log fireplace
One cottage is fully accessible
89 electric sites
22 non-electric sites
Campground facilities include showers, flush toilets and dump station
Pets are permitted on designated sites
Boat camping is permitted in designated areas
Bike rentals are offered at the camp office, and the campground offers many activities to campers, including a camper's beach
Boating with unlimited horsepower is permitted on the 2,120-acre lake
4-lane launch ramp provides access to the lake
Marina provides fuel, snack bar, bait shop and seasonal dock rental
Hunting and Fishing
Fishermen enjoy fine catches of walleye, bass and pan fish
A fishing pier is open to the public and is wheelchair accessible
A valid Ohio fishing license is required
2,400-foot sand beach
Vending machines are available
Check for water quality advisories
9 Picnic areas provide tables and grills in scenic locations.
2 picnic shelters can be reserved online or by calling 866-644-6727
Picnic shelter near the dam can be reserved by calling the Army Core of Engineers Office 937-325-2411
9.5 miles of hiking trails offer opportunities for nature study, bird watching and other wildlife observation.
Buckhorn Trail • 7.5 Miles • Moderate
Lakeview Trail • 2 Miles • Moderate
Bridle trail • 7.5-miles • Moderate
Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)
Snowmobiles are permitted on the bridle trail
Cross country skiing
Hunting is permitted in designated areas
A valid Ohio hunting license is required
More To Do
Volleyball and basketball courts, tetherball and horseshoe pits
Shuffleboard and playground equipment
18-hole disc golf course
Buck Creek State Park is leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District at C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir provides plenty of information to make your visit more enjoyable, including a nature center that offers programs during the summer
Nearby Kiser Lake, John Bryan and Madison Lake offer camping and other recreational opportunities.Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve, a unique area of unusual flora and fauna, is operated by the Ohio Historical Society. Located between Urbana and Springfield, the area is open April-September for tours on Saturday and Sunday
Several other state nature preserves in the area are accessible by written permit only • Contact the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves to visit Liberty Fen, Prairie Road Fen, Siegenthaler Esker or Kiser Lake Wetlands.
Crabill House, operated by the Clark County Historical Society, is the restored home of one of the area's early settlers, David Crabill. The brick home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places • Tours are available.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages a visitor center and recreational site near the dam • The center provides displays, programs and dam operation tours • Hiking, picnicking and fishing are available
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