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Delaware, Ohio

Alum Creek State Park

Delaware, Ohio



Delaware, Ohio
Phone: (740) 548-4039

Sites: 289
Recent Rate: $14 7/2016

Latitude: 40.23703205673
Longitude: -82.986946105957

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

41 Reviews

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

OK State Park. It was completely full over the weekend. Sites tend to be smallish. Sites are in a forest. This is more a small RV and tent park than a large RV park. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A20
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Checked in without a reservation. Passport America rates not available on weekends and holidays.

The first site assigned, even though we told the attendant our length, was way too short. The second site, while long enough, had a squatter on it! We called the office and let them know, but no one from the park came down!

When we checked out the following day, my wife again reported the squatter and the campground attendant said: "Yeah, we know about him."

Rest rooms were disgusting!

Our site was littered with cigarette butts: maybe from the squatter?

Electric only at this site, but full service sites are available. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A-9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

A good place for one or two days. No water hookups. When they say a site is 45 feet, that's all it is. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
L16
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed two nights at Alum Creek...just the wife, myself and our two dogs. Stayed on the L Loop and had a very nice site that really made you feel like you were camping in the woods. Only had electric (as most state parks) but filling the fresh water tank was not a problem. Restrooms/Showers were some of the nicest we have seen from a state park. We stayed here because of the dog park. Although not in the campground, it is only approx. 3 miles away and made for a quick easy drive. Would definitely come back again. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L Loop
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you have dogs...bring 'em. Outstanding dog park very close to the campgrounds. It was a huge fenced in area that had kiddie pools for the dogs to jump in. The other people and dogs were very friendly and our two pooches loved it. They also have an area fenced off for the dogs to swim in the lake. This made this place perfect our pets. We were there 2 times / day and really wore our dogs out.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites at Alum Creek State Park are large, well separated, and very deep. The campground has private access to a lake, nature trails, and it's own small beach. The downside is the sites (with three exceptions) are 50 amp electric only and the AT&T cell service is very poor. The campground has no wifi and it was very difficult to use our AT&T hotspot because the signal was so weak. Although there are camp hosts there was minimal supervision and on the weekends the campers were very noisy until way past two. The area and campground have a lot of potential but I wouldn't make a point to stay here again. It was $21 a night and we stayed in site E18 which was very nice. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E18
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The Columbus Zoo is relatively close.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Best thing about this park are spacious and isolated camp sites. The pads are asphalt and usually level but when it says slight slope, they are! Lots of trees so you hardly see other campers except along road. Wish they would put in some sites with full hookups. Park is very quiet during the week but gets busy on the weekends. Love staying at this park. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B22
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Columbus, so really fills up on Ohio State football weekends. Convenient to Metro parks, bike trails, shopping.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here during a very cold weekend in March. Only a small portion of the campground was open, although there were plenty of available sites. Spacing of campsites seemed normal for a state park, and even with the winter environment (no leaves) we felt there was good separation.

The first campsite we checked had the ground on the 50A outlet filled (with mud?). Rather than deal with that, we moved down to a different campsite with no issues.

Other than very occasional drive-bys each day, there were no staff at the campground at this time of year. Our only real complaints were that the state park staff provided misleading information about camping. (For example, they indicated that only A & J sections were for walk-ins; true in high-season, but no sites were reservable when we stayed and consequently the B & C sections that were open were also walk-in (and J was closed entirely). They also indicated that there was a fee to dump - again, true if you are not camping but not true if you camp.)

Although there were other campers at the park, it was very quiet the entire weekend we camped. We will return the next time we are in the area. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A6
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, spacious, private sites. Easy to get to from I-71. Very busy on weekends but quiet during the week. Sites are asphalt and variously level. Some are very level, some are not. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Large park with very spacious sites and a very nice beach for swimming. Main complaint is lack of security in park. When we arrived we just drove to our site and never checked in, and were never questioned! There were cars in and out all night blaring their stereos and we woke up to find that our cooler left outdoors overnight was depleted. Not that I'm not grateful they only took drinks, but the "safe" feeling is gone. If I had wandered outside with protection, it could have gotten ugly ... We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First site was very not level, however we were able to move to a more level site. Sites have 50 amp service, picnic tables, and a fire ring. Park as a whole was well kept up. There is a huge dog park (actually 3) in the park. One for small dogs, one for large dogs and a lake area for the all the dogs. My biggest complaint was the speed that fellow campers felt was appropriate to drive through the park at. They need to hand out some speeding tickets before someone gets hurt.Our rig is 40' long. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Most sites are electric only. The first site was not level, but we were able to move. Standing water on floor of toilets at all times of day. There are floor drains, but water does not drain to them. Standing water in changing area of shower stall. Trash and toilet paper on floor of shower house at 10pm and 4pm. Water was hot, and pressure was good in shower house. Lots of mosquitoes. Rate reflects Passport America discount during the week. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of my favorite state campgrounds. The sites are large and private with plenty of trees. There is plenty to do in and around the area. BTW, I'm a local and here is a tip: the lakes in Ohio are fairly pretty from afar, but we don't swim in them and you shouldn't either. They're absolutely filthy. Instead, ride a bike or go for a hike. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in the one of the three full service sites. Not as secluded as the rest, but still had nice spacing between sites. Full service sites have an extra cement pad off the parking pad. Came in handy due to a big rainstorm the night before we arrived. Did not see a bad site. All were shaded and level. Will definitely be returning. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for Memorial Day weekend, so the park was full. The site was nicely wooded and fairly quiet. The bathrooms were a bit buggy, but overall they were clean. We would camp here again. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We live in Columbus and had never camped here, so we decided to give it a try for a quick weekend trip. The sites were all very clean and most were shady, too. The campground is very large so bikes are a good idea for easy transportation within the campground. It was very hot when we were there, and the campground beach was pretty crowded but not unbearable. Our kids loved the activities in the nature center and the playground. We will definitely camp here again! We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

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