15 Parks near Delaware, Ohio
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Alum Creek is generally fine and would is fine for a basic, no frills, state park stay. We visited over a moderately busy weekend and found the check in the be efficient, the park generally clean, and the sites to be well laid out. We did enjoy being in a "premium" site which offered a bit more privacy and room to spread out. Even the non-premium sites were not too cramped and seemed to be adequate.
There were campground host sites labeled but we never saw anyone outside or helping out with park maintenance or other duties. In addition we heard noise from several campsites late at night while walking the dog and no one seemed to be around to enforce the quiet hours or to say anything to the campers. Ideally this would be a ranger or security guard but we have seen hosts try to help out with friendly reminders.
The bathrooms were OK but are getting a little long in the tooth. Perhaps time to pony up some state funds for replacements. They were in need of a good cleaning - they were not disgusting but just not quite as well-maintained as we would have hoped.
We did have one complaint. In an effort to abide by the firewood restrictions most states have we try to buy wood on site. For $5 per bundle we got five thin pieces of slab wood that were FILLED with black ants. The wood was wet and dirty as well. Compared to what we have seen from other Ohio parks this was a big disappointment.
One other thing we would suggest is to regrade and replant the grassy areas next to the site pads. Ours was eroded and basically all dirt and gravel. We've seen better. - reofinadv
Sep 2016 - $17.00
We're fulltime RV'ers and I'm not sure I've ever given a park a 10, so this may be a first! I can't think of anything bad about this park. Wish we would've had more nights to spend there. They have updated a section of the park and made it all full hookups, level asphalt paved drives, concrete patio, shrubs all around for privacy. It is just a few miles away from Columbus OH so there is plenty around to do. We were there for a specific event so we didn't get to enjoy the lake but there were lots of people out there on the lake. Lots of trails around. No WIFI but our Verizon signal was good as was AT&T. We were able to get satellite coverage. They accept Passport America Sun-Thurs. We'd definitely stay here again. We have a 35' fifth wheel and had no problems with the length, width or low limbs, etc. - jacknpeg
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Just electric hook up on most sites. We reserved the site on line. It is difficult to see what you are getting. Nice park on the lake with some sites with water access. We stayed here over Labor Day Weekend and the park was packed. Bring your boat. - Bburgbrewer
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a real nice park. Staff went way beyond good customer service. Even let us pick out our site. Nice large site - utilities worked well. Wifi was typically slow. Appears about half are permanent sites but are all nicely landscaped without all the "stuff" that you often see. Was nice and quiet too. - padre
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Probably the nicest campground we have ever stayed in after nearly 40 years of RVing. It has won "National ARVC Campground of the Year" four times and it's easy to see why. Rural in nature, it has excellent wifi, over the air TV channels (about 15-20), well-maintained and plenty to do. If you're in this area, you won't be disappointed. - hughdogg6
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Fantastic independent park north of Columbus. Was real convenient for us for two nights, as we were visiting a friend in the OSU heart hospital. Wish we could have stayed longer! So much to do on site that we never got to take advantage of. The staff and facilities that we did experience were top notch! - Ron and Terri
Sep 2016 - $16.00
This state park is very nice. We stayed here 5 nights and the park is quiet, clean and the facilities are well kept. Our site had a fire ring and picnic table. The roads are paved and the sites are as well. All of the sites are back in only, but they are very spacious in width and length. There is no water at the site, or sewer, but there is electric and a dump station. The only downside to the park is the rude staff that works in the entry booth to the park. She deliberately keeps the lights off to make it appear that the office is closed during working hours. If you need to purchase anything or renew your reservation you will have to stop and go in the booth, even if it looks closed. Despite that, we would definitely stay here again. - Perfection expected
Jul 2016 - $27.00
Very nice state park. There are a lot of things that need attention, but we really like this park. There is a lot to do here. Tis a a very large park. Just needs to have some new shower houses and the roads resurfaced. - jemerson
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This is one of our favorite state parks. The spots are huge. They are set up in courts so you have few neighbors. There are miles of bicycling roads. Everything is always clean and well maintained. The dump station is easy to get to with both sides accessible so the wait is never long. - Let'sGo!
Oct 2016 - $35.00
I drove up with my dog Friday night to set up for the family arriving Saturday. When I checked in one of the staff members escorted me to the site and assisted with me backing in. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. The daily overnight sites are very close to all the amenities of the campground so some might find the "traffic" in that area a bother, but I liked the atmosphere. The showers are very nice and clean and private. The walking path around the pond is a must see. Very relaxing and there are no sites that sit right on the pond so everyone can enjoy its beauty. The upper camping area is for seasonal guests and is very well kept and has gravel roads for travel and great walking. Oh, did I mention we loved it so much we are returning next year for the season! A truly hidden gem in the area! - sadkins6
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a large RV park that appears to serve a number of seasonal campers. They have a schedule of activities for those staying more than one night. We had arrived after the office closed and they had left a packet taped to the front door with the usual info and a large map of the park with the route to the site clearly highlighted. The wifi worked at our site but like most it, it lost connection no and then. Local TV channels from Columbus were easy to get. While the site spacing was fairy close, most would have little trouble with slides. - Trailbuddy
Aug 2015 - $1.00
I came here for a long term stay until I bought a house. I was charged $650/mo that was suppose to include basic hook up and WiFi. During the 3 weeks here I never got WiFi, went to office and they basically said "oh well" when asked to speak with the owner they said she was not in and she would not want to hear about this she had more important things to worry about instead if I could get WiFi. Campground is run down, extremely noisy with the golf carts running all over the place and the auto traffic. There is no control over the campers there as on weekends they are up all night making noise. You are parked on top of each other and you had better know how to drive to get into your site, they won't help you. Muddy sites, very little gravel and the road coming in is a wash board. I had to turn my tv up very loud to begin to hear it. I left this campground as soon as I found another one and very pleased with this one. Oh yea when I went back to speak with the owner I was told by an elderly lady that she would be in in the morning, I explained I would be at work, the lady stated, "if you want to see her you will come in when she is here, she will not come in to see you on your schedule". I have been a full-time camper for the last 4 years and this is the worst AND I mean WORST campground I have ever stayed. Save your money go somewhere else. I don't think this place would not survive if it were not for the trailer people that live full-time on the hill. Would not recommend going up there from what I heard about what goes on up there. - Wayne Conway
Oct 2016 - $38.00
We stayed here many times on our way South and again back North. Hookups are easy access. Very long pull thru, satellite friendly. Wi-FI weak, couldn't use but it was just an overnight stay. - Jane-D100
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Excellent campground. Reason for 9 instead of 10, closeness to Interstate. They have tried to reduce the noise by building berms and it does help. This is a park trying to take care of its patrons. I will stay here again. The space between sites is the largest I have ever seen outside a State park. - Jack&Wanda
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Most camp sites have 50 amp, water and many have sewer. I think there are about 500 sites.
They offer trap, skeet and sporting clays shooting, archery and international trap. Besides the shooting, they have a great heated indoor pool with great filtration equipment so it is always clean and filtered. Also GREAT wifi all through most of the park.
Don't try to get a spot here during the three big trapshoot events at the end of May, middle of June and August.
Other then that, it is a lovely place to camp. Playground area, horseshoes and cornhole. We have camped here for 10 years. Love this place. - motordoctor
Jun 2016 - $49.00
We originally reserved for three nights and several weeks ahead of time we had to change to two nights, the refund process wasn't easy because we paid with PayPal, however it did get done. There is a gate with a code to get in and the code they gave us as we got there didn't work the next day - nothing in the paperwork said anything about stopping at the office to get the new code! That said, the site was level, they pick up your trash at your site, and the variety of activities for kids is amazing [although we didn't have kids with us]! - Tony Connie and Rusty
Aug 2015 - $52.00
We decided to try this place out and are glad we did. Our site had a cement patio, nice picnic table and a fire ring with a metal grate. From the time we checked in until checkout there was something to do for each of my three kids, who range from age 7-13. I caught a huge bass and the kids caught over 30 fish in one day. The kayaks, canoes, inflatable toys were all no charge and we could use them as much as we wanted. This is by far the best campground we've been to all summer. We saw the staff constantly cleaning and it showed. The bathroom toilets and showers were clean every time we used them. They have some farm animals too. This is our new camping spot! Check out the old truck they have on display too. - Joe K
Jun 2014 - $45.00
We called for a site for a 35' bumper pull trailer and were assured that they had a spot for us. When we arrived our spot was a back-in, too small for our trailer. The spaces are very tight and trees are planted near the front of some sites. Other campers' vehicles are parked along the road so you cannot cut your tires to turn. I would recommend that you only make reservations for a pull-through if you are more than 24', otherwise you will be very disappointed. - WindRiver
Jun 2011 - $10.00
Primitive sites available on the NW side of Richwood Lake adjacent to the ball diamonds and the community park itself. Essentially a parking spot with a fire ring. Located next to the swimming beach and walking trail. Can walk to the park or to the local school for lots of playground equipment. No water or electric. Only 4 spots that are 1st come 1st serve. - BNickel
Jul 2016 - $35.00
The park is a bit difficult to get to but is a very attractive park when you do with many large trees and lots of shade. Sites in the heavy timber have gravel pads with very little grass, due to the lack of sun but are nice on warm days. Overnight sites are pull through with easy access, gravel pads that are close to level. Nice swimming pool, very quiet and friendly. We were happy that we found this out of the way park and will go back if we travel that way again. - RV Camper1
Aug 2015 - $38.00
We had reservations and arrived in the evening after the office had closed, but an escort met us at the entry gate and took us to our site. The pull through site was large enough for our 40' rig and tow vehicle, and was fairly level when we pulled in. It was mostly grass though, so we were not level by morning. The park could use an upgrade as there were a lot of sites with tall grass and weeds. Many of the seasonal sites were pretty old and not kept well while others were very nice. There is plenty of shade and mature trees. I think the park owner relies on volunteer campers to help maintain it, but there is potential here to make this an outstanding campground. It was very quiet and peaceful which is what we were looking for. The people were extremely friendly and accommodating. We don't usually come this direction, but I would stay here again if we are back in the area. - RNRVtravler
May 2015 - $19.00
Nice modest, quiet park with pretty farm surroundings. Park Manager was very accommodating, friendly staff. - PixieStardust
Sep 2016 - $25.00
The campground was laid out in a confusing manner. The sites varied in size and were not well defined. Because of this, we continually had people walking through "our space". It felt like a grassy field with folks just camped all around wherever they wanted to. Rigs were faced in all directions at will and folks parked wherever they wanted to on the grass around their rig. Our site was supposed to have a 50 amp service but it kept tripping off. We were told that there was something wrong with our rig. We are full-time RVers and have not had this problem in other campgrounds before or after staying at Pastime. The tree cover made it difficult to get satellite TV. - lauraslytle
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Open April 1-Oct. 31st. Located at the Plain City Fairgrounds. It is generally quiet, but I expect this can vary based on other programs planned during your stay (i.e. music in the park, Steam Threshers Festival, Rod Builders). The following activities are available: playground for children, disc golf course, basketball court, baseball field, short level hiking trail within park, city pool for an additional charge. Staff is helpful and friendly. We will definitely come here again if we are in the Columbus area. - B D HOWie
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Only one spot has sewer. We reserved online, then called to clarify details. There had been an event the weekend before, but only a handful of campers there when we arrived, so we were able to pull through our spot without issue. It's pretty much a large park with hookups scattered throughout. The bathrooms were acceptable, on the cleaner side, but the shower was a bit scuzzy. I like the quiet setting, though no gate, and it's a public park so anyone can drive in and around. Jan and Tony's Pizza delivers here, and there's a nice little bowling alley just down state road 42, next to the Dutch Amish restaurant, Der Dutchman. Don't follow phone directions to Park Street, enter from N Chillicothe St. - RVBlessings
Sep 2016 - $24.00
This state park just recently added several back-in, full-hookup campsites with brand-new cement pads. I had plenty of room for my 32' motorhome and the hookups worked fine. The problem is that the grass is going to take a little time to recover so mud was a problem. Also, the lake has been temporarily drained to raise the dam 2', so if you want to fish or boat, you need to call to find out if the project is finished and the lake refilled. Overall, it is good to see improvements being made and the park should be very nice by next summer. Verizon service was adequate. - judy_online
Jul 2016 - $14.00
This park is setup for small campers. Sites are so close that we could not enjoy our stay. Not much to due here. The 2 lakes are more like lagoons. - jemerson
Jun 2013 - $21.00
The park itself is fine. The grounds are neat and there is a playground for the kids, as well as fishing in the lake. But there is no running water anywhere in the park except at faucet at the back of the headquarters. There are no showers or flush toilets. The bird observatory is a joke. The feeders haven't been filled for along time. The toilets are all vault toilets and the buildings they are in are not the cleanest. We won't stay here again. - SteveCampsTx