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 Stonelick Lake at Stonelick State Park in Clermont County, Ohio.

Stonelick Lake at Stonelick State Park in Clermont County, Ohio. Photo: Aesopposea, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Located not far from Cincinnati, Stonelick State Park can be regarded as a hidden gem.

Nestled within southwestern Ohio, the 1,058-acre park boasts a picturesque setting and tranquil atmosphere that attracts outdoor adventurers, families and nature lovers, primarily on day trips and weekend getaways.

Much of this Ohio state park is centered around the beautiful 161-acre lake, which serves as a focal point for many recreational activities. This includes the likes of boating, fishing, hiking, and camping, which are all very popular.

Offering a range of facilities and activities, the pet friendly park is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature.

After a busy week at work, or if the pressures of life have been getting on top of you, there is no better destination in Ohio to rest, rejuvenate and relax.

Activities

Visitors to Stonelick State Park can partake in a wide selection of leisurely outdoor pursuits while they are there.

Outlined below is a brief summary of some of the main activities you can enjoy during your visit to the park.

Boating at Stonelick State Park

Stonelick State Park is home to a beautiful 161-acre lake, which is perfect for boating and water sports.

The park’s marina offers boat rentals, as well as dockage for visitors who bring their own boats. Its lake is also a no-wake zone, which makes it a safe and peaceful place to enjoy the water.

In addition to boating, visitors can also take part in kayaking and canoeing on the lake. If you didn’t bring these watercraft with you, they can be rented at the park.

Fishing at Stonelick State Park

Angling is a popular activity at Stonelick Lake State Park, attracting fishing enthusiasts from all over Ohio.

The lake is stocked with several varieties of fish, including bass, bluegill, and catfish. It also has a fishing pier and several fishing platforms to help people cast a line from the shore.

If you happen to be at the park in May, visitors can participate in the park’s annual fishing derby. This is open to all ages and offers prizes for the largest fish caught.

Hiking at Stonelick State Park

If you are into hiking you’ll be pleased to discover that Stonelick State Park offers several hiking trails that provide visitors with stunning views of the park’s natural beauty.

Some of its trails include the 2.6-mile Lakeshore Trail, which winds around the lake and through the woods. This is a relatively easy trail, so is suitable for hikers of all levels. The 1.5-mile Campground Trail and the 0.5-mile Wildflower Trail are also quite straightforward hikes too.

For those who fancy something that will really lift the heart rate, the park offers the 5.5-mile Gorge Trail, which takes visitors through the park’s rocky gorge and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. This trail is a bit of a challenge and requires sturdy hiking shoes and plenty of water.

Picnicking at Stonelick State Park

Against the beautiful backdrop of the park, picnicking is always a pleasant activity. Throughout it there are several picnic areas that are perfect for a day out with family, friends or your special person.

The park’s main picnic area is located near the beach and offers several picnic tables, grills, and a shelter.

Smaller picnic areas are also scattered throughout the park, providing visitors with a variety of locations to choose from.

For larger groups, the park offers a number of reservable picnic shelters that can accommodate up to 60 people. These shelters offer tables, grills, and electricity, making them a great location for a family celebration, reunion or company picnic.

Pets

Stonelick State Park welcomes pets, and visitors are encouraged to bring their furry friends with them on their outdoor adventures.

However, as with any state park, there are rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, both human and animal.

Dogs must be kept on a leash that is no more than six feet at all times while in the park, and owners are required to clean up when their pooch makes a mess.

Dogs are also not allowed on the beach or in the lake, and owners are asked to be considerate of other park visitors and keep their pets under control at all times.

Additionally, it is also important to note that some park trails, areas and buildings may be off limits for pets. So, it’s always a good idea to check with the park’s staff as to where you can take your four legged friend.

Camping

Stonelick State Park offers a variety of camping options for visitors, from primitive tent sites to full hook-up RV sites. The park’s campground is open from April through October and offers a total of 118 campsites.

Primitive tent sites are available for those who prefer a more rustic camping experience, with no electrical or water hook-ups. But for those who prefer a bit more comfort, the park also offers electric-only and full hook-up sites for RVs and trailers.

In addition to campsites, there are cabins available for rent. The cabins are fully furnished and offer a kitchen, bathroom, and air conditioning. Visitors can choose from one or two-bedroom cabins, each of which can accommodate up to six people.

The campground also offers several amenities for visitors to enjoy, including a camp store and a playground.

Park Location

Stonelick State Park
2895 Lake Drive
Pleasant Plain, OH 45162
Phone: 866.644.6727

Park Website
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Video

Here is a short YouTube video showcasing several attractions at Stonelick State Park: