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Paint-Creek-Lake is a state park and lake located in south-central Ohio. The 5,652-acre state park offers fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, picnicking and camping. In winter (weather permitting) you can enjoy sledding and cross-country skiing at Paint Creek Lake. The park sits at the edge of the Appalachian Plateau amid rolling hills and streams. One stream, the Rocky Fork Creek, features a scenic 75-foot gorge. Paint Creek Lake is near the village of Bainbridge, and other nearby attractions include Lake White State Park, the Paint Valley Jamboree, and the Adena State Memorial, which includes the 1807 mansion of Thomas Worthington and a 13,000 square foot museum. The campground at Paint Creek Lake State Park offers hot showers, toilets, a laundry facility, horseshoe courts, basketball and volleyball courts. Anglers come to the lake for bluegill, bass, catfish, crappie and saugeye. There is a large swimming beach at Paint Creek Lake and three picnic areas with grills are near the beach and campgrounds. For hikers, Paint Creek Lake State Park has trails that range from .75 miles to two-and-a-half miles long. Horseback riding and mountain bike trails are also located in the park.

Surrounding areas: Rocky Fork Lake, Ohio (7.2 mi), Hillsboro, Ohio (12.9 mi), Chillicothe, Ohio (22.0 mi), Circleville, Ohio (33.4 mi)

Paint Creek Lake Vacation Rentals

Paint Creek Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Greystone Motel8190 US Rt 50 EHillsboro, OH12.9 mi.(937) 393-1966
Paragon Inn883 W Main StHillsboro, OH13.9 mi.(937) 393-4730
Country Hearth Inn1810 Victorian StWashington CT House, OH19.6 mi.(877) 809-9241
Chillicothe Inn24 N BRG StChillicothe, OH22.0 mi.(740) 774-2512
Comfort Inn20 N PLZ BlvdChillicothe, OH22.0 mi.(740) 775-3500
Hampton Inn And Suites100 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH22.5 mi.(740) 773-1616
Best Western Adena Inn1250 N Bridge StChillicothe, OH22.6 mi.(740) 775-7000
Comfort Inn20 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH22.6 mi.(740) 775-3500
Amerihost Inns & Suites800 W Emmitt AveWaverly, OH22.8 mi.(740) 941-4678
Comfort Inn7525 US 23Piketon, OH23.4 mi.(740) 289-3000
Holiday Inn Express1003 E Main StChillicothe, OH23.6 mi.(740) 779-2424
Country Hearth Inn1135 E Main StChillicothe, OH23.7 mi.(888) 395-4289
Rodeway Inn55 Stern DrSeaman, OH23.9 mi.(937) 386-2511
Wilmington Inn909 Fife AveWilmington, OH26.7 mi.(937) 382-6000
Amerihost Inn & Suites Wilmington201 Carrie DrWilmington, OH27.4 mi.(937) 383-3950
Holiday Inn155 Holiday DrWilmington, OH27.4 mi.(937) 382-5858
Amerihost Inn Washington Court House11431 Allen Rd NWJeffersonville, OH27.9 mi.(740) 948-2104
Hampton Inn Jeffersonville11484 Allen Rd NWJeffersonville, OH27.9 mi.(740) 948-9499
Amerihost Inn Jeffersonville North10160 Carr Rd NWJeffersonville, OH28.9 mi.(740) 426-6400

Paint Creek Lake Weather & Climate

Southwest Ohio's climate features hot, muggy summers and cold winters. It lies in a climatic transition zone at the northern edge of the humid subtropical climate and the southern edge of the humid continental climate. Summers see significant rainfall, with July being the warmest month. The comfort index for southwest Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Winters are cold and snowy, although this area of the state receives less snow than the northeast snowbelt region. Spring is mild with unpredictable weather. Autumn is the sunniest season with cool nights and pleasant daytime temperatures. Extreme weather is a possibility in the form of severe thunderstorms, floods, ice storms and blizzards.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 19°F 2.85 in. -
February 40°F 22°F 2.59 in. -
March 50°F 31°F 3.64 in. -
April 61°F 41°F 3.46 in. -
May 71°F 51°F 4.40 in. -
June 79°F 60°F 4.20 in. -
July 83°F 64°F 3.39 in. -
August 81°F 62°F 3.76 in. -
September 75°F 55°F 3.00 in. -
October 64°F 43°F 2.41 in. -
November 52°F 34°F 3.17 in. -
December 40°F 24°F 2.79 in. -

Paint Creek Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Airborne Airpark airport (ILN) located about 25 miles northwest of Paint Creek Lake in Wilmington, Ohio, the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located approximately 45 miles northeast of Paint Creek Lake in Columbus, Ohio, Bolton Field (TZR) located roughly 46 miles northeast of Paint Creek Lake in Columbus, Ohio, and finally the Springfield Beckley Municipal airport (SGH) located around 47 miles northwest of Paint Creek Lake in Springfield, Ohio.

Paint Creek Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH47.0 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH57.3 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.
Wyandot LakePowellOH64.6 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH68.1 mi.
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV76.5 mi.
Water Parks
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH50.3 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH64.6 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH113.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Buckeye Hills Country ClubGreenfieldOH6.7 mi.
Valley Vista Golf CourseBainbridgeOH6.8 mi.
Dogwood Hills Golf CourseChillicotheOH22.1 mi.
Jaycee Public Golf CourseChillicotheOH22.1 mi.
Running Fox Golf CourseChillicotheOH22.1 mi.
Waverly Golf ClubWaverlyOH23.3 mi.
Big Beaver Creek Golf ClubPiketonOH23.9 mi.
Elks 797 Golf ClubWilmingtonOH26.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH76.6 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN79.5 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH113.6 mi.
State Parks
Paint Creek State ParkOH0.6 mi. 
Rocky Fork State ParkOH7.0 mi. 
Lake White State ParkOH22.8 mi. 
Scioto Trail State ParkOH23.1 mi. 
Great Seal State ParkOH24.7 mi. 
Cowan State ParkOH29.1 mi. 
Stonelick Lake State ParkOH36.5 mi. 
Shawnee State ParkOH37.6 mi. 
A W Marion State ParkOH37.7 mi. 
Tarlton State ParkOH38.4 mi. 
Motts Military MuseumGroveportOH50.6 mi.(History)
Ohio Historical SocietyColumbusOH53.0 mi.(History)
Columbus Art MuseumColumbusOH53.0 mi.(Art)
Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbusOH53.0 mi.(Art)
Daniel Gebhart Tavern MuseumMiamisburgOH55.4 mi.(History)
U.S. Air Force MuseumDaytonOH55.6 mi.(Technology)
United States Air Force MuseumDaytonOH55.6 mi.(Technology)
Dayton Art InstituteDaytonOH55.6 mi.(Art)
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.(Art)
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Columbus ZooColumbusOH53.0 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH58.0 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH100.7 mi.

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