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Seneca Lake

Discover Seneca Lake Park in Guernsey and Noble counties near Cambridge, Ohio, accessible via I-70 and I-77. With 3,550 acres of water, 4,060 acres of land, and a max depth of 31 feet, it’s an ideal retreat for boating and camping. Enjoy 576 campsites, a swimming beach, nature center, and Dockside Restaurant. Seneca Lake Marina provides boating services, and fishing is stocked by ODNR Division of Wildlife. Explore nine miles of hiking trails and the nearby Buckeye Trail. Whether camping or enjoying outdoor activities, Seneca Lake Park offers a year-round escape.

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  • Seneca Lake Park is located in Guernsey and Noble counties, near Cambridge, Ohio accessible by I-70 and I-77.

    Seneca Dam was constructed in 1937 on the Seneca Fork of Wills Creek for the purpose of flood control. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) owns the lake and surrounding land, and is responsible for managing conservation and recreational activities. The dam is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Location | Located in Guernsey and Noble counties, near Cambridge, Ohio, and acessible by I-70 and I-77 to State Route 313.

    Acres of Water | 3,550
    Acres of Surrounding Land | 4,060
    Maximum Depth | 31 feet
    Shoreline Length | 48 miles

    Horsepower Limit | 399

    Boat Launch Ramp | The public launch ramp is located near the roadside park off State Route 574, and another is located near the marina.

    Seneca Lake Park | 22172 Park Road, Senecaville, Ohio, 43780, (740) 685-6013. Park is open year round, and is fully operational Memorial Day – Labor Day.

    Camping | 576 campsites total in two campground locations. Marina Point campground has 320 sites (20 full hookups), while the park campground has 256 (106 full hookups). Seasonal camping is available at a discounted rate.

    Park Amenities | Swimming beach, nature center, bicycle rentals, special events, daily activities, two-bedroom vacation cabins, concession, playground, picnic shelters, camper cabins, hot showers, modern rest rooms.

    Marina | Seneca Lake Marina, PO Box 128, Senecaville, Ohio, 43780, (740) 685-0015. Docking, Rental Boats,Ethanol Free Fuel, Boating Accessories, Camping Supplies, Fishing Supplies, Live Bait, Fishing & Hunting License, Boat Registrations.  Open year round.

    Restaurant | The Dockside Restaurant at Seneca Lake

    Boat Service & Sales | Ohio Valley Boats

    Hunting | Permitted in all non restricted areas, and regulated by the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

    Fishing | Fish are stocked by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, District 4. Contact the Senecaville Fish Hatchery at (740) 685-5541 or Seneca Marina for updated catch reports.

    Hiking | Trails in the park total nine miles; the Buckeye Trail borders the park.

    Camps | The Baptist Church Camp is located near park entrance.

  • Vacation Cabins

    • 2 bedrooms, full beds
    • Complete kitchen featuring stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, pots, pans, glasses and utensils
    • Restroom features sink, shower and toilet
    • Screened in porch, charcoal grill, picnic table and fire ring on site. Firewood is available for purchase
    • Heat and A/C
    • Guests are responsible for supplying their own full size sheets and pillowcases, bath towels, soap, kitchen towels, dish-washing soap, and coffee filters.
    • Blankets and pillows supplied by the park
    • Courtesy boat dock for each cabin, boat registration is required at check-in. Boat trailer storage available

    Camper Cabins

    • Sleeps 2-3 guests
    • Fold out platform beds
    • Electricity
    • Air Conditioning
    • Private yard space
    • Grill, Firepit, and picnic table
    • Bedding is supplied by the guest
    • No running water
    • Restroom located nearby

    Cabin Rates

  • RV & Tent Camping
    Seneca Lake Park provides an assortment of camping options ranging from waterfront with panoramic views of the lake to primitive campsites nestled in the woods.  Whether you prefer the most up to date accommodations including access to full hook-up (water, sewer and electric) or a more rustic atmosphere, there are more than 500 campsites available for RVs and tents to camp for a night or longer (discounted 30-day camping rates are also available). Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.

    Seasonal Camping
    Enjoy the beautiful park setting all summer with seasonal camping.  Whether you choose to stay in the campground all season or prefer the convenience of a campsite ready for your enjoyment, seasonal camping offers a discount from the daily camping rate.  A seasonal camping permit is available for a seven (7) month period, April 1 – October 31.  A limited number of campsites are designated for seasonal camping.  For more information about becoming a seasonal camper, click here.

    Discounts : Discounts apply only to the senior citizen or veteran staying at the campsite or cabin. Discounts cannot be combined. 

    Senior Citizen: 10% discount the daily camping rate year round. Must be 60 years of age to qualify with valid ID.

    Veterans: 10% discount off daily camping and daily cabin rentals year round. Verification from the Veterans Administration required.

    Active Duty Military: 25% discount off daily camping and daily cabin rate, based on availability year round. Official document from the Department of Defense (DOD) required. Free park admission.

    Former Prisoners of War and 100% Disabled American Veterans: 50% discount off of the daily and 30-day camping  rate year round. 25% discount off daily camping and daily cabin rate, based on availability, year round. Lifetime free park admission. Verification from the Veterans Administration required.

    Seasonal Camping: Permits to camp April 1 – October 31 at a discounted rate from daily camping.

    Off-Season Camping: Discounted camping rates are available November 1 – March 31.

    Pets are welcome in all camp areas


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