Delaware State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
5202 US Route 23 North
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Phone:
740-548-4631 (seasonally)

Web:
Delaware State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 211
Number of Sites with Electric: 211

Camping
211 electric sites
Amenities include flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station
Pets are permitted at designated sites
The campground offers volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts as well as tetherball and playground equipment for youngsters
Bike rental is available at the camp office, along with games and sporting equipment for loan to registered campers
Group camp for organized youth groups are available for reservation

Getaway Rentals
3 Rent-A-Yurt units are available April through October
Each is furnished with futon beds, table and chairs, a cooler, ceiling fan, outdoor gas grill and a picnic table with canopy

Trails
5 hiking trails connect the lakeshore with each of the four camping areas, transecting meadows, woodlands and wetlands
Big Foot Trail • 1.5 Miles • Easy
Fisherman Trail • 1/4 Mile • Easy
Lakeview Trail • 1.6 Miles • Easy
Briar Patch Trail • 1.5 Miles • Easy
Mink Run Trail • 1 Mile • Easy

Boating
Boating with unlimited horsepower is permitted
3 Boat-launching ramps are conveniently located around the lake
Boat and dock rentals are offered seasonally
A fully equipped marina offers fuel, fishing and boating supplies

Fishing
Delaware reservoir offers excellent catches of crappie, muskie and largemouth and smallmouth bass
In addition to lake fishing, the Division of Wildlife stocks fishing ponds in the wildlife area adjacent to the park
A valid Ohio fishing license is required

Swimming
The public beach at Delaware is popular with park visitors
Facilities include bathhouse, showers and a snack bar
2 boat/swim areas are designated on the lake
Check for water quality advisories

Picnicking
8 picnic areas are located in quiet, scenic spots overlooking the lake
A shelter house is available for reservation online or by calling (866)-644-6727

Hunting
Waterfowl hunting is popular at Delaware. Duck blinds are issued by a lottery drawing
Hunting for other game is permitted in the wildlife area
A valid Ohio hunting license is required
Maps indicating hunting areas are available at the park office

Winter Recreation
Cross coutry skiing is permitted on all 5 hiking trails, conditions permitting
Sledding, conditions permitting
Ice skating on the ice rink
Ice fishing, conditions permitting

More To Do
Disc Golf

Area Attractions
Delaware Wildlife Area offers 4,670 acres managed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife for public hunting and fishing. A number of the area's 55 stocked ponds are open to anglers. Information can be obtained at the park office or the Division of Wildlife office on State Route 229.
Alum Creek State Park southeast of Delaware offers boating, fishing, swimming and camping.
Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve contains deep ravines, heavily wooded ridge tops and open fields.
Olentangy Caverns
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
Visit the Delaware County Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information on area attractions
Highbanks Metro Park is a scenic preserve with geological, botanical and cultural features
The city of Columbus, located south of Delaware, 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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