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Alum Creek State Park

Delaware, Ohio


3305 S Old State Rd
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 289
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.23703
Longitude: -82.98695

Elevation: 932' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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62 Reviews

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is an excellent park with paved, widely spaced sites. There is ample vegetation around each site providing good visual separation. The park is very big rig friendly with easy access to the sites. We had no trouble backing our 41' fifth wheel in place. The full hookup sites also have a concrete patio. The access from the interstate is easy as well. Delaware is 5 miles away with plenty of shopping available. Columbus with all of its attractions is an easy drive. There was almost no place to park our truck. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B2
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

No water hook up in B Loop. There was a community water spigot by our site. Be aware not all bathrooms have showers. We had a big level site (B32) on the end with great privacy. The pad was a little short and had to park truck at an angle to fit in front of trailer. Nice fire rings. Only 1 of the sites (B39) actually had a water view, even though the B loop is called water view. Sites were shady and level. We were there during a bad rain and lots of muddy spots, the campground tried throwing straw out in the mud puddles which did help some. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B 32
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Olentangy Indian Caverns. Nice view of lake from on top of the dam/reservoir. We wanted to use the pavilion for a family bonfire and cookout. It was free and first come first served. When we went to check it out it was a MESS. There were old bookcases in the fire pit! The girl checking us in didn't know if there was electricity at the covered area. 1 stinky porta potty available. We moved the event to a relatives house and didn't use the pavillion.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We came without reservations mid week for a week long stay. It was a bit confusing when the host told us to go check out sites, write down the numbers, and come back to see which was available. I mean, come on, its the age of the internet. We figured out a reasonable shady spot and the experience was fine. The lake is huge, but we were here for other reasons. There is a small disc golf course near the campsites and a better 18 hole course within the park. Watch out for the raccoons. And they could do something about the stray cats. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tips for other Campers:

Play Disc Golf in the Park and at the Brent Hambrick course by the big Dam.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Nice site spacing- you don't feel like you're on top of all your neighbors. Only site we could see directly was the one across the street. We're in Columbus for events, so didn't use the lake at all. The beach looked nice though. Space was paved with plenty of room, picnic table and fire ring. Our site was electric only. Didn't use the restrooms, but the showers were fine. Private with a shower and small changing area outside. Could use cosmetic update, but clean with plenty of hot water. Would definitely go back. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Delaware is right nearby with restaurants and stores. 15 minutes to Ikea, 30 minutes to OSU/downtown Columbus.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Really nice large campground where it feels small because sites are well spaced and separated by greenery. Lake is nice with beach, activities areas, marina and some access from shore to fish. Our site was a full hook up 50amp site...but we noticed other premium sites that were electric and water only if you were close to lake inlets. The check in station had suffered a fire so No one was there, no maps (though camp signage was good). Then shower house was closed and dumpsters were overflowing. Our last day, a staff person manned a temp check in station, was nice and explained trash contractor was remiss and would be picking up soon...and finally dumpsters began to empty. As park got filled, there were multiple reservation issues between campers and no staff around to help. People generally cooperated. We would return. Golden Buckets gets price cut in half, too. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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
Tips for other Campers:

Delaware Ohio has Buns Restaurant...it's been around for 150+ years...good comfort foods and Greek food. Town has cheese shop, theatre, restaurants, pubs, and antique stores...fun to explore. Blend of 7 Winery is great...music, fire cooked pizza, wide range of wines, reasonable prices run by a delightful family.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Took a couple of beautiful Fall days to visit this park. Made advance reservations for a full hook-up site. When we arrived, some other travel trailer was on our reserved site and no one was around, not at the campground office or at the site. Took half hour to get a ranger to stop but by then we had just backed into another site (turns out to be better) than the one we had reserved. No problem. The ranger sorted our site reservation issue via his radio. Nice wide site, lots of foliage separating us from neighbors, newly paved blacktopped pad and small concrete patio with excellent large picnic table. Professionally made fire ring that had a removable cooking grate so we use that to make dinner our first night. 50 amp electric, water, and sewer all clustered together at left real corner where they belong. All hook-ups in excellent condition. Couldn't have asked for a nicer, simpler set-up. Very enjoyable. Would be a ten except for the slip up on site reservations and no one at office to help mid-week in October. Most of the sites in this park have only electric so these few full service sites are new and very nice. Glad we got one. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B03
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

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, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Nice lots with trees for privacy. Our lot had enough room for our pop up and two cars. Easy walk to the lake. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
K8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park, friendly staff. Restrooms could use some updating/paint, but functional. Didn't use the beach. 30+ OTA channels, good verizon reception. Stayed in FHU site, no issues. Plenty of room for our 36' TT and truck We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E08
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you golf, Glenross golf course is very nice. 1808 American Bistro in Delaware has awesome food and service.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

Second visit to this State Park, this time we made reservations early enough to get a full hook up site. No WiFi or cable, but 30 OTA TV channels. Spacious sites. Limited activities if you don't have a boat. No boat rental. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus is 15 miles South. Bring a boat.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at this park for a couple of nights while visiting the Columbus Zoo (great zoo by the way). This is a very nice park. We stayed in site B6 which had full hookups. The site was asphalt with a concrete patio and picnic table. It also had a fire ring. They have a limited number of full hookup sites. No cable or wifi, but we did get several OTA channels. The bathhouse and restrooms were clean and well kept, but were somewhat dated. The rate we paid ($20/night) reflects the 50% off Passport America rate. We didn't use any other facilities of the park. I would stay here again without hesitation when in the area. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B6
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go see the Columbus Zoo. You can get a $1 per ticket discount at Krogers or with a AAA membership

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

What a beautiful park! 50 amp, great water pressure, sewer and asphalt site with concrete patio! No pull throughs, our back in was very long and we didn't unhook. It wasn't perfectly level, but easy to level up. No cable or wifi, but we got many channels on the antenna and also had a good Verizon signal. Wish we were staying longer...there is a swimming area, but we didn't go see it. Nicely laid out Park, and the office staff was extremely nice and accommodating. They assigned us a site, told us to call them if we wanted another. We didn't call the reserve America number...they charge $8 to make reservations online! There is a lot of road construction and you are routed to a road with a 13'6" railroad overpass. Our RV is 13'6" tall so we had to do a lot of finagling to find a road without a railroad overpass. Also, route 23 exit was shuffled around...lots of exits off the highway were closed. A better way to get there from 71 would to be to go north of Columbus, Oh to route 37. That was the way we left and much easier with no construction. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E6
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Great park! Residential areas all around the park, but you would never know it in the park. Wooded, well laid out park. We don't fish, but apparently the fishing is fantastic in the lake. Many sites look out on the lake. Most sites are electric only, but they do have about a dozen full hook-up sites, not on the lake. We camped at Alum Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B36
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Only about 25 minutes to the heart of Columbus with plenty to do there. There are limited number of campgrounds near Columbus, and we checked them all out and this is by far the best for a camping experience.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 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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