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Camping at Dillon Lake State Park

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Location and Contact Information

Dillon State Park is located in Nashport, Ohio, United States. This recreational area is created around Dillon Reservoir and offers various outdoor activities.

  • Address: 5265 Dillon Hills Dr, Nashport, OH 43830, USA
  • Phone: +1 740-453-4377
  • Park Office: Usually open during regular business hours, but call ahead for current hours.

Camping Facilities and Reservations

  • Campground: Dillon Lake State Park features a family campground with electric and non-electric sites suitable for tents and RVs. Amenities can include heated shower houses, flush toilets, and a dump station.
  • Reservations: Campsites can be reserved online through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) website or by calling the park office. Advance reservations are recommended, especially for weekend and holiday stays.

Rates and Seasons

  • Rates: Campsite rates vary depending on the type of site, amenities provided, and the time of year. Check the ODNR website for current pricing or contact the park office.
  • Seasons: The camping season typically runs from early spring through late fall. Some campsites may be available year-round; however, some services may be reduced or unavailable during the off-season.

Camping Rules and Regulations

  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed in designated areas but must be kept on a leash at all times and cannot be left unattended.
  • Quiet Hours: Most state parks enforce quiet hours, generally from 10 PM to 7 AM.
  • Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may be prohibited in certain areas of state parks or may have specific rules; check with the park for local regulations.
  • Campfires: Fires are allowed in designated areas and must be attended at all times. Firewood may be available for purchase at the park, and bringing in outside firewood is often discouraged to prevent the spread of pests.
  • Check-In/Check-Out: Be aware of check-in and check-out times to avoid conflicts with arriving and departing campers.

Amenities and Recreation

  • Trails: The park provides hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty, offering scenic views and wildlife watching opportunities.
  • Boating and Fishing: Dillon Lake is popular for boating and fishing, with boat rentals, ramps, and a marina available.
  • Swimming: There's a large, sandy beach for public swimming, although there may not be lifeguards on duty, so swim at your own risk.
  • Picnic Areas: Picnic tables and grills are available for day use, and some areas can be reserved for group events.
  • Playgrounds: Playgrounds and recreational sports facilities are scattered throughout the park.

Weather and Safety

  • Weather: Dillon State Park experiences a range of weather conditions that can affect camping. Check the local forecast before you go and be prepared for sudden weather changes.
  • Safety: Always follow park rules for a safe and enjoyable visit. This includes properly securing food to avoid attracting wildlife and wearing life jackets when using watercraft.
  • Emergencies: In case of an emergency, contact park staff or dial 911. Knowing the closest hospital or urgent care facility is also advisable.

For the most up-to-date information, it’s advised to contact the park office or visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) website before planning your trip to Dillon Lake State Park.

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