Alum Creek State Park - Delaware, OH - Ohio State Parks

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3305 S Old State Rd
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40.24
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-82.99
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Welcome to Alum Creek State Park
Alum Creek's 3,387-acre reservoir and 4,630-acres of gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provides a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Ohio's capital city. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park's northern reaches while sunseekers mingle with thousands on Ohio's largest inland beach.

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Amenities

Within Facility
Unique Getaways
1 Large Camper Cabin is available April through October
Two-room wooden structure sleeps up to 4 people
1 double bed & 1 set of single bunk beds
Amenities include A/C, TV, refrigerator, & electric cook stove
Heated showers and restrooms are available in the campground
4 Camper Cabins are available April through October
12' x 12' single room wooden structure sleeps 2 people
2 single beds
Amenities include A/C & electric cook stove
Heated showers and restrooms are available in the campground
Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Pets are not permitted in any of these units
Smoking is not permitted in any of these units
Linens, dishes and cooking utensils are not provided
Daily housekeeping is not available

Camping
286 electric campsites offer both wooded and sunny areas, some of which overlook the lake (ie, Premium site).
Each site has a 30- and 50-amp electrical hookup
24 full-service campsites offer electric, sewer and water hookups
Heated shower facilities with flush toilets
Beach and boat ramp for exclusive use of the overnight guests
Basketball courts, volleyball, miniature golf, disc golf, horseshoe pits and playgrounds
Nature programs
There is a WiFi hot spot at the camp store - WiFi is not available at campsites
Dump station
Group camp for organized groups is available by reservation
Equestrian camp with 30 primitive sites

Boat Swim Area
Alum Creek Reservoir offers 3,387 acres of water. Four launch ramps offer public access to the lake; one ramp is available to campers only. A full-service marina at the Hollenback ramp offers rental and courtesy docks, fuel, boat supplies, food concessions, and boat rentals. There is a life jacket loaner board at the New Galena ramp. The lake south of Cheshire Road is a boater's paradise with unlimited horsepower and plenty of room for skiers while the northern portion of the lake offers a quieter scene with tree-lined shores, shale cliffs and sheltered inlets for paddling. Boaters may swim in Big Run, the Sailing Association Cove, and in marked coves just south and north of the US Route 36/37 bridge. Boaters may camp overnight in the Sailing Association & 36/37 coves. The Alum Creek Sailing Association offers learn-to-sail programs for members and the general public along with special sailing programs for youth.

Disc Golf
An 18-hole "Players Course" is located at the New Galena Launch Ramp area. Equipment rental is available. No fee is charged to play.
Details on disc golf in Ohio State Parks

Dog Park
Alum Creek State Park is home to the Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park. The grounds, sitting on a 4-acre site along the lake near the marina, include a fenced area with water access for dogs that enjoy water sports and two additional fenced areas for small and large dogs.

Fishing
Narrow coves and quiet inlets offer fine catches of bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and saugeye. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

Hunting
Hunting is allowed in designated areas. The northern half of the park is best for the squirrel and deer hunting. The southern half offers better opportunities for rabbit and other upland game. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.

Picnic Area
Eight scenic picnic areas are available with tables, grills, restrooms and drinking water enhance the lakeshore. Two shelterhouses are maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Alum Creek dam. Contact the Corps office at (740) 548-6151 for information regarding their use.

Swimming
Alum Creek State Park has a 3,000-foot beach, the largest inland beach in Ohio's state park system. A shower house, beach vendors, and sand volleyball courts are found at the beach. The beach is open during daylight hours only. Swim at your own risk. Pets are NOT permitted on swimming beaches.

Trails
There are 3 hiking trails:
Park Office Trail - 1.5 miles - easy
Hollenback Trail - 1.5 miles - easy
Rocks to Roots Trail - 4.1 miles - moderate
One Multi-Purpose Trail (Hiking, Snowmobile, Dog Sledding, Cross-country Skiing) is a moderate 7 Miles.
The park also has 3 mountain bike trails:Mountain Bike Trail
Mountain Bike Trail - 2 miles - easy
Mountain Bike Trail - 5 miles - moderate
Mountain Bike Trail - 7 miles - difficult
Thirty-eight miles of bridle trails wind along the lakeshore through mature beech-maple forests and across deep ravines. Riders must provide their own mounts.

Winter Recreation
In the correct weather conditions, Alum Creek State Park offers sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling on the multi-purpose trail, cross-country skiing multi-purpose trail, ice fishing, and ice boating.
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