Just east of Cincinnati, Clermont County’s rolling hills, winding rivers and large lakes make for the perfect backdrop to your next tournament.
Exploring the great outdoors is a must in Clermont County, the Competitive Paddling Capital of the United States. If you’re in town for a tournament or an event, consider a stay at any of the fine lodging accommodations found throughout Clermont County, including the Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Eastgate, the Homewood Suites-Cincinnati Milford or the Hilton Garden Inn-Cincinnati Northeast.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- USRowing Club Nationals- Harsha Lake 2015, 2016, 2017
- USRowing National Championships- Harsha Lake 2019, 2020, 2021
- American Canoe Association Sprint National Championships- Harsha Lake 2020
- Flag Football World Championship Tour Battle Ohio- Olympic Fields 2018
- GeoWoodstock XVI 2018
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- Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park
- Olympic Fields
- Tealtown Ballpark
- Mercy Health Training Facility
- Cincy Sports Nation
- Valley View Foundation
- Positively Charged Volleyball Club
Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park
As one of the largest state parks in Ohio, East Fork State Park provides a spectacular getaway and offers grandiose tournaments on the waters of Harsha Lake. The park was the host site for the U.S. Rowing Club Nationals annually from 2015 to 2017, then hosted the competition again in 2019 and will do so through 2021. The American Canoe Association Sprint National Championship will also be held here in 2020.
Sports: Boating, fishing, rowing, canoeing
With 13 multipurpose fields to accommodate soccer, lacrosse, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, unique outdoor events and concerts, Olympic Fields in Batavia has all the resources to host your next big outdoor event. The complex can accommodate 2,000 vehicles and is just 30 minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, as well as 35 minutes away from CVG International Airport. The fields hosted a Flag Football World Championship Tour Battle Ohio event in 2018.
Sports: Football, lacrosse, multipurpose outdoor, soccer, ultimate Frisbee
Located in Union Township, Tealtown Ballpark is an excellent resource for planners seeking a baseball and softball facility large enough to encompass 16 fields at once. Several fields have lighting, while the complex has concessions available on site.
Sports: Baseball, softball
Mercy Health Training Facility
Completed in the fall of 2019, this state-of-the-art, $30 million project in Milford is home to FC Cincinnati. The complex includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields and a 30,000-square-foot building that houses the Major League Soccer franchise, including a 4,000-square-foot wing for the club’s academy teams.
Cincy Sports Nation
Located in Miami Township, Cincy Sports Nation is one of the premier indoor training complexes in the region. This 65,000-square-foot building features two turf fields with more than 105 yards of training turf, as well as space to work on speed, strength and agility training. The facility hosts adult and youth soccer, futsal, lacrosse and flag football tournaments.
Sports: Baseball dodgeball, football, futsal, lacrosse, multipurpose, soccer
Valley View Foundation
The Valley View Foundation is an excellent spot for a footrace. The foundation housed the Run for the Bottoms 5K and single-loop 10K in October 2019 after hosting the Milford Cross Country Invitational in September, which included more than 1,000 runners from 26 different area schools.
Positively Charged Volleyball Club
As one of the premier volleyball facilities throughout the region, this Milford-based volleyball club is home to many tournaments throughout the year.
What is There to Do in Clermont?
The movies are the only thing that isn’t locally sourced at RJ Distillery and Cinema, which combines a brewery, distillery, scratch-kitchen and first-run cinema into one excellent venue.
Jungle Jim’s International Market is much more than your ordinary grocery store. The market combines store tours, food demonstrations and family fun with gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, an open-air bar and longue and a multimedia education center. Check out more than 12,000 wines, 1,200 beers, 1,600 cheeses and 1,000 kinds of hot sauce.
Explore an indoor world of fun at Scene 75 Entertainment Center, which provides fun for all ages. Go-karts, a laser maze, laser tag, mini-bowling, VR gaming, a 4-D motion theater and more are all awaiting your next visit.
With award-winning trails in two main locations, the Cincinnati Nature Center is a peaceful diversion from the stresses of day-to-day life. Connect with your spirit animal (and find some of your favorite critters) when you explore more than 65 acres of old growth forest and 16 miles of hiking trails.
Dedicated to the veterans who have protected our skies throughout the decades, the Tri-State Warbird Museum is a fantastic learning experience that history buffs and curious minds will love. Restored aircraft on site includes the North American P-51 Mustang, a Curtiss-Wright P-40M Kittyhawk, a B-25 Mitchell and a Grumann TBM-3 Avenger.
“This year’s Club Nationals was, by all accounts, a huge success. The Clermont County CVB staff and volunteers continued to deliver a high-quality experience, in face of the largest Club Nationals ever held. In our three years returning to Lake Harsha, we have experienced significant investments from the community in the venue, outstanding participation from local volunteers and continuous improvement in event execution. Our experience with Clermont County CVB and the Lake Harsha venue will act as a model for other venues moving forward and has ensured that Clermont remains high on our list of local organizing committees to work with in the future,”
-USRowing Senior Events Manager, AJ Dominique.
How to Get to Clermont?
When driving out of Cincinnati, the western edge of Clermont County is easily traversed along Interstate 275, while state route 32 and U.S. Route 50 are also major thoroughfares. If you’re flying in, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as well as Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport (LUK) are great local options
Company Name: Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sports Sales Manager: Lauren Baston
Title: Sports Director, Sales and Events