Alum Creek State Park


Campground Type
State Park

3615 S. Old State Road
Deleware, Ohio 43015


Alum Creek State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric: 286
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 3

Alum Creek's 3,387 acre reservoir and 4,630 acres of gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provides a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Ohio's capital city. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park's northern reaches while sunseekers mingle with thousands on Ohio's largest inland beach.

286 electric campsites offer both wooded and sunny areas, some of which overlook the lake
Each site has a 50-amp electrical hookup
3 full-service campsites offer electric, sewer and water hookups
Heated shower facilities with flush toilets
Beach and boat ramp for exclusive use of the overnight guests
Basketball courts, horshoe pits and playgrounds
Nature programs
Free WiFi for registered campers
Dump station
Group camp for organized groups is available by reservation
Equestrian camp with 30 primitive sites

Getaway Rentals
5 Camper Cabins
3 Cedar Cabins

Dog Park
The Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park is on a 4-acre site along the reservoir near the marina
The grounds include a fenced area with water access for dogs that enjoy water sports and two additional fenced areas for small and large dogs Read more...

2 hiking trails
Park Office Trail • 1.5 Miles • Easy
Hollenback Trail
Multi-Purpose Trail (Hiking, Snowmobile, Dog Sledding, X-cty Skiing) • 7 Miles • Moderate
3 mountain bike trails • See the mountain bike trail maps
Mountain Bike Trail • 2 Miles • Easy
Mountain Bike Trail • 5 Miles • Moderate
Mountain Bike Trail • 7 Miles • Difficult
Bridle trails
38 miles of bridle trails wind along the lakeshore through mature beech-maple forests and across deep ravines • Riders must provide their own mounts

Alum Creek Reservoir spans 3,387 acres of water
4 launch ramps (2 South, 1 East, and 1 North) offer access to the lake
Lake south of Cheshire Road is a boater's paradise with unlimited horsepower and plenty of room for skiers
The northern portion of the lake offers a quieter scene with tree-lined shores, shale cliffs and sheltered inlets for paddeling
For more information on boat rentals please call 740-548-6056 or go to

Narrow coves and quiet inlets offer fine catches of bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and saugeye
Valid Ohio fishing license is required

8 Scenic picnic areas are available with tables, grills, restrooms and drinking water enhance the lakeshore
2 shelterhouses are maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Alum Creek dam • Contact the Corps office at 740-548-6151 for information regarding their use

3,000 foot beach is the largest inland beach in Ohio's state park system
Shower house and concession stand
Sand volleyball courts
The beach is open during daylight hours only
Check for water quality advisories

Disc Golf
18 hole "Players Course" is located at the New Galena Launch Ramp area

Northern half of the park is best for the squirrel and deer hunter
Southern half offers better opportunities for rabbit and other upland game
Note the hunting map as many areas are restricted
Valid Ohio hunting license are required

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)
Ice skating
Snowmobiling on the multi-purpose trail
Cross country skiing multi-purpose trail
Ice fishing
Ice boating

Area Attractions
Delaware State Park and Wildlife Area
Olentangy Caverns
Highbanks Metro Park
Highly renowned is the Little Brown Jug harness race at the Delaware County Fairgrounds during September
Columbus Zoo, located to the southwest, boasts an extensive collection of worldwide fauna
The city of Columbus, located south of Alum Creek, offers a variety of things to do, including the Ohio Historical Society and Village, OSU sports, Columbus Clippers baseball, Ballet Met and state fairgrounds

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