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    2630 Croft Rd
    Springfield, OH 45503-2515
    Phone: (937) 325-2411

NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more:

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See the Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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C J Brown Visitor Center (937) 325-2411

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From downtown Springfield, follow Columbia St. (US40/OH4) east, then continue following OH 4 north after the split with US 40 through Springfield to Croft Rd. Turn right on Croft and left onto Overlook Drive following the Visitor Center signs.

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Factoid: The US Army Corps of Engineers operates a Visitor Center and three recreation areas providing reserveable picnic shelters, restroom facilities, playground equipment, and shoreline fishing access with an accessible fishing pier. A paved bike trail connects to a regional network of trails, and several miles of hiking trails meander through woodlands and a restored prairie. Canoe and kayak access to Buck Creek is also available. At adjacent Buck Creek State Park, there is a campground, rental cabins, a marina, swimming beach, and trails.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

5 Recreation areas at Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dam Site           D P A G GS X   H I W M
Fishing Access             G GS     M
Merritt Site E N G D X X X X P G GS X BE H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Stilling Basin                   M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Visitor Center             A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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