Many of Lake Snowden visitors want an extended stay at the lake. Camping is available on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis. We have 125 sites, 95 with electricity and 30 without for primitive camping.
Campsites are divided into four areas. The Locust Grove is ideal for those wanting to use the horse trails. Big Oak camp has some lakefront sites and is close to the play area. Hickory Camp is close to the camp shelter house and off the beaten path. Hilltop Camp offers sites on the hilltop with hot showers and flush toilets (vault toilets are located in the other camps).
Running water is placed throughout the park. A dump station is located near the Shower House.
While campsites are rented on a first come, first served basis, reservations are accepted with advance payment. At Lake Snowden, we set aside about half of our sites for seasonal use, while the remainders serves our overnight guests.
Lake Snowden features 12.5 miles of trails designated for horses and a 25-site horse camping area in our Locust Campground, which is located at the trail head. The sites will handle RVs and horse trailers, with electric on-site and water available in the campground. Tie-ups are also available in the area. Day use parking for horse trailers and vehicles is adjacent to the campground at the trail head.
HORSE TRAIL USE RATES
For overnight camping/day use, regular camping/day use rates apply, plus $3.00 per horse per day.
Horse trails closed December 1 – March 1.
There are plenty of bluegill for the younger fisherman. Other plentiful panfish found in Lake Snowden include crappie and yellow perch.
The largemouth bass fishing has improved dramatically in the last few years, thanks largely to the work done by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Bass measuring 12-15 inches must be immediately returned to the lake. In an effort to keep the fish population in balance, we encourage fishermen to keep bass measuring less than 12 inches.
For the easy going fisherman, Lake Snowden is one of the finest catfish lakes in southern Ohio. For the macho fisherman (or woman), Lake Snowden still holds some tackle-busting northern pike. In addition, a few delicious but crafty walleye may still lurk in the lake.
Fishing at Lake Snowden is free and open to the public but the Ohio Division of Wildlife does require persons age 16 or older to have a valid Ohio fishing license.
Boaters are welcome to enjoy the scenery and wildlife at Lake Snowden. In an effort to protect the natural beauty, control shoreline erosion and maintain the quiet, serene setting enjoyed by many, Lake Snowden is a “no wake, idle only” lake. Boat rentals are available.
Boaters searching for wildlife in or around the lake can expect to see whitetail deer, Canada geese, many species of duck, beaver, mink, fox, raccoon, squirrel, rabbit and wild turkey, plus an assortment of aquatic wildlife.
Boating on Lake Snowden is free and open to the public but the Ohio Division of Watercraft does require that all watercraft display a valid registration.
Lake Snowden operates a boat rental facility which offers canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and kayaks.
For your enjoyment, Lake Snowden offers two shelter houses with seating for 75 each. The shelter houses are available only by reservation. Electricity is available at both shelter houses. Restroom facilities are conveniently located. The adjacent fields also offer ample space for softball, volleyball, and badminton games.
Dumpsters are located near the shelter houses for trash.
Lake Snowden has a grass and sand beach and swimming area open Memorial Day through Labor Day, daylight hours only. Lifeguards are on duty however, adult supervision is required for anyone 17 years of age or under.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend, the inflatable Water Park at Lake Snowden is a great way to cool off this summer.
Guests are required to sign a liability wavier for Water Park Admission.
Tickets start as low as $10/person. Season passes and family packs are also available for purchase.
Hours: 12PM - 7PM