After 14 months of construction, the new marina at Caesar Creek State Park near Waynesville, Ohio, is now open. The marina has two main floating docks made of Ipe wood, A Dock and C Dock. There are 112 seasonal slips, with 63 slips on C Dock offering water and electric hookups. Twelve of the slips are reserved for transient boaters.

Trucco Construction Company of Delaware, Ohio, built the marina, beginning construction in February 2015 and officially completing work in May. In addition to the docks, it installed wave attenuators anchored by cables and straps. The attenuators maintain open views to and from the marina and may also provide additional dock space and fishing platforms.

The Marina at Caesar Creek offers fuel and pumpout stations for boaters. It also features a multi-use Harbormaster building that houses operations and retail areas (boating accessories, clothing, fishing equipment, live bait, etc.), restrooms and a concession area selling sandwiches, beverages and ice cream. There’s also an outside deck with seating areas. Shower and laundry facilities are exclusive perks for slip leaseholders.

Due to high demand for slips on Caesar Creek Lake, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources held a lottery to award the seasonal rentals for the long-term slips during the marina’s initial year of operation. It will conduct another lottery in August to allocate slips for the 2017 boating season. ODNR will operate the facility this year, but hopes eventually to partner with a company from the private sector to further develop the marina operation.