Stonelick State Park offers outdoor fun with family and furry friends

The Stonelick State Park, situated on 1,058 acres in Pleasant Plain, gives Clermont County residents a place to enjoy the outdoor scenery of their community while also giving them a taste of history that they can enjoy with their pets.

Located at 2895 Lake Drive, Stonelick State Park offers up some memorable opportunities just waiting to be discovered. With 108 electric camp sites and six others that are non-electric, people are able to enjoy the great outdoors without breaking the bank or going too far from home.

For some, the best part about the park is that there is pet camping allowed in designated sites, meaning that pet lovers can bring along their furry friends to enjoy some time away from their homes.

Families can take advantage of the expansive campgrounds that also offer volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoe pits and tetherball for people of all ages. For younger family members, the park has playgrounds as well.

Boat and bike rentals are available for those wishing to take on some of the activities the park has to offer.

For those who don’t wish to rough it totally, Stonelick offers rentals of deluxe 14’ by 20’ camper cabin during most of the seasonal months of the year. With the campers comes a 14’ by 8’ covered front porch.

The camper comfortably sleeps four adults on a bunk bed and a pull-out sofa. Also, the camper is air-conditioned and has a mid-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and television.

Located around the 200-acre Stonelick Lake, there are endless opportunities for fun to be had. Boats with electric motors only are allowed on the lake and there is a launch ramp that provides access to the water.

While out on the water, visitors can fish for well-known catches such as bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish, although a valid Ohio fishing license is required.

There is also a 500-foot public beach located on the south shore of the lake where visitors can swim.

There are picnic shelters near the beach that can be reserved.

Aside from the shelter, there are 10 picnic areas that feature tables and grills located around the park.

For those hoping to take part in some more active opportunities, there are four hiking and bike trails available that range from just under a mile (Southwoods Trail) to the two-mile Red Fox Trail.

Other outdoor activities available include hunting in designated areas, but again, a valid license is required.

For more information about the park, its campsites and rental availability, you can call the park office at (513) 734-4323 or get onto the park’s website through the Department of Natural Resources.