Delaware State Park - Delaware, OH - Ohio State Parks



5202 US-23
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Welcome to Delaware State Park
Dense woodlands, expansive meadows and a shimmering 1,300-acre reservoir blend to create Delaware State Park. Once home to the Delaware Indians, this 1,686-acre recreational area offers camping, swimming, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Within Facility
Reserve a Picnic Shelter
A shelter house is available by reservation April 1 through October 31, online or by calling (866) 644-6727.
24' x 48' with paved surface overlooking the lake
11 picnic tables
Maximum number of people is 75
Electric is not available
112 parking spaces are available
2 small charcoal grills
Daily rental from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM
Water supply, vault toilets and playground located nearby.
Beach & marina are 1 mile - Nature Center is 4 miles
Pets are permitted.

Unique Getaways
3 Rent-A-Yurt units are available May through October
Each is furnished with futon beds, table and chairs, a cooler, ceiling fan, outdoor charcoal grill and a picnic table with canopy

211 electric sites
Amenities include flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station
Pets are permitted on all sites but the yurt sites
The campground offers volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts as well as tetherball and playground equipment for youngsters
Bike rental is available at the camp office, along with games and sporting equipment for loan to registered campers
Group camp for organized youth groups are available for reservation

Boating with unlimited horsepower is permitted. Three boat-launching ramps are conveniently located around the lake. Boat and dock rentals are offered seasonally.
A fully equipped marina offers fuel, fishing and boating supplies.

Disc Golf
The park has an 18-hole disc golf course plus one practice hole. Equipment rental is available and there is no fee to play.

Delaware reservoir offers excellent catches of crappie, muskie and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Asmall pond near the marina offers fishing only for kids 15 and under.
A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

Waterfowl hunting is popular at Delaware. Duck blinds are issued by a lottery drawing. Bowhunting and trapping is allowed in designated areas of the park. Only waterfowl hunting is allowed on Sundays. Hunting for all legal game, seven days a week, is permitted in the adjacent wildlife area. Maps indicating hunting areas are available at the park office or download a copy below. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.
The adjacent wildlife area also hosts a public rifle and archery range.

Eight picnic areas are located in quiet, scenic spots overlooking the lake. A shelter house is available for reservation (see Reservations).

An 800-foot public beach is popular with park visitors. Facilities include bathhouse, showers and a snack bar.
Two boat/swim areas are designated on the lake.
Swimming is permitted during daylight hours only. Swim at your own risk & be sure to keep an eye on the kids. Pets are NOT permitted on swimming beaches.

Five hiking trails connect the lakeshore with each of the four camping areas, transecting meadows, woodlands and wetlands:
Big Foot Trail - 1.5 Miles - Easy
Fisherman Trail - 1/4 Mile - Easy
Lakeview Trail - 1.6 Miles - Easy
Briar Patch Trail - 1.5 Miles - Easy
Mink Run Trail - 1 Mile - Easy

Wildlife Watching
Birdwatching is popular here as many species of songbirds nest in the area. A bluebird management trail attracts this beautiful cavity-nesting bird.

Winter Recreation
Under the proper conditions, park visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing on all of the hiking trails, sledding, ice skating on an ice rink, and ice fishing.

More to Do
Bicycle rental is available.
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