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Delaware, Ohio

Alum Creek State Park

Delaware, Ohio


3305 S Old State Rd
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (740) 548-4039

Sites: 289
Recent Rate: $41 4/2017

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Latitude: 40.23703205673
Longitude: -82.986946105957
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 no
  • $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 yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

49 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is very pretty and clean. We stayed in one of the full hookup sites and had no problems with them. The site was very level and long enough for our mh and tow car. The park is loaded with poison ivy so we walked our dog on the paved roads to avoid exposure. The showers had nice hot water and great pressure, but frustratingly, there is no place to put shampoo etc. Also the curtain didn't cover the whole opening. We enjoyed the stop and would stop at this park again. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B15
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Trees need trimming lots of "roof scrapers" on the way in. Night time campfire smoke was real bad. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G27
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

1.Online campsite map deceiving. The lake is beautiful but access to it a bit rough.

Carry your fishing gear down narrow path twist and turns along with drop offs.

2. We are in for a 4 day stay. Think I caught the same turtle twice."humor".

Stink bugs,,,,,,lots and lots of stink bugs.

Campsite are pretty level and spacious. Very clean.

Unless you are in good shape and like to fish. Otherwise don't get a site by the lake. Better off to save a few bucks and drive to boat launch area to fish. Other than that. Nice park except for a lot of stink bugs getting all over your rv.

Don't think we'll be back though. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 158
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 27
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

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: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 16

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: 44
States Visited: 25
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: 4
States Visited: 4
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: 44
States Visited: 25
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: 2
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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