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Overview of Paint Creek Lake State Park

Paint Creek Lake State Park is a recreational facility in the state of Ohio. The park features Paint Creek Dam, which was primarily constructed for flood control by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The park offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Camping at Paint Creek Dam Site

Facilities and Services:

  • Campsites: The Dam Site likely offers a range of camping options including campgrounds with modern amenities such as electric hookups, shower facilities, and restrooms. Some parks also offer primitive campsites for more rustic experiences.
  • Dump Stations: Facilities for RVs to dispose of waste are typically available.
  • Boat Launch: Access to the lake for boaters is provided.
  • Picnic Areas: Day-use areas with tables and grills can be found for picnicking.


  • Fishing: Anglers can fish in Paint Creek Lake, which may be stocked with a variety of fish species such as bass, bluegill, and crappie.
  • Hiking Trails: Trails around the lake and dam site offer scenic views and wildlife observation opportunities.
  • Boating: With a boat ramp available, visitors can enjoy boating on the lake. Restrictions on boat engine types may apply, so check regulations.
  • Hunting: In designated areas and during specific seasons, hunting may be permitted within the park's boundaries.

Reservations and Fees:

  • Camping Reservations: Campsites may need to be reserved in advance, especially during peak seasons.
  • Camping Fees: There is usually a nightly fee for camping, which can vary based on the type of campsite and amenities.

Regulations and Safety

Park Rules:

  • Campfire Restrictions: Campfires are usually allowed in designated fire rings, but visitors should follow any posted restrictions, especially during dry conditions.
  • Pet Rules: Pets may be allowed in certain areas, but they should be kept on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Alcohol Policy: Some parks have restrictions on alcohol consumption; it’s vital to check the park's policy before your visit.
  • Quiet Hours: To not disturb other campers, quiet hours are typically enforced during nighttime hours.

Safety Tips:

  • Weather Awareness: Be prepared for rapid weather changes and know what to do in case of severe weather, such as thunderstorms or high winds.
  • Wildlife Precautions: Store food securely to avoid attracting wildlife and know how to respond if you encounter animals in the wild.
  • Water Safety: Wear life jackets when boating and be aware of lake conditions and any advisories.

Getting There and Contact Information

Location: Paint Creek Dam Site is likely accessible by local roads. Directions will vary depending on the starting point, so using a GPS or a reliable map is recommended.

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number, Email, or Address: The most direct way to get specifics about Paint Creek Dam Site is to contact the managing agency, which in this case could be the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responsible for the dam and lake area.

Website: The state park or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website typically provides the most current and comprehensive information for planning your visit. Checking the website before your trip can provide updates on park conditions, events, and any recent changes to policies or fees.

Always double-check the details specific to Paint Creek Lake State Park and the Paint Creek Dam Site, as the above information provides general guidelines but may not reflect the most current data for the site in question.

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