For Immediate Release
April 27, 2015
Caesar Creek State Park Dedicates New Swinging Bridge
Public invited to attend dedication and guided hike
WAYNESVILLE, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend the Caesar Creek Swinging Bridge dedication ceremony on Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will begin at the Caesar Creek State Park Flat Fork Ridge shelter house, located near the dam.
The bridge, which spans 103 feet across a stream which flows into Caesar Creek, was built with support from private donors, the Ohio River Road Runners, Triple Q Foundations and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Other project partners included the Friends of Caesar Creek Nature Center and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists. The final result is the culmination of 10 years of planning and fundraising.
After the ceremony concludes, visitors are encouraged to join a 2-mile guided hike led by naturalists to the swinging bridge. Participants should wear proper footwear as the terrain may be wet or muddy in places. Light refreshments will also be offered.
To access the Flat Fork Ridge shelter house, please use I-71 or I-75 to State Route 73. Follow the signs to Caesar Creek Dam, which is located on Clarksville Road. The shelter house is located near the dam. Parking is available in the lower lot near the shelter house.
To learn more, please contact the Caesar Creek Nature Center at 513-897-2437.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
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For more information, contact:
Ohio State Parks
Ohio State Parks & Preserves