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About Alum Creek Below Dam Area

Alum Creek Lake is located in Delaware County, Ohio, just 30 minutes north of Columbus. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and hunting. Natural Features: The lake is situated among gently rolling hills, where open meadows and wooded areas cover the shoreline. A variety of songbirds and waterfowl can be found in the area. Recreation: Alum Creek Lake is known as one the best fishing lakes in the state. A wide variety of fish including white, rock, small and largemouth bass, bluegill, white and black crappie, sunfish, channel catfish and walleye thrive in the lake. This spacious day-use area is also a popular spot for water sports and swimming. A boat ramp, large swimming beach and marina are all located nearby. Facilities: Alum Creek offers three group day-use picnic shelters in the Below Dam Area. Each shelter is accessible, can accommodate up to 100 guests and offers electric hookups. Flush toilets, drinking water, tables and grills are provided. Playgrounds are on-site and the area has great access to fishing. Individual sites with picnic tables and grills are scattered around the shelters and are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is a short drive from the shelters. Interpretive exhibits, maps and brochures are available. Nearby Attractions: Alum Creek State Park is adjacent, boasting a 3000-foot swimming beach, a marina with a variety of boat rentals and a large campground. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails meander through the park. Other attractions near the lake include the Columbus Zoo, the Center of Science and Industry and the Olentangy Indian Caverns.

Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Alum Creek Below Dam Area is located in Alum Creek Lake in Ohio
Latitude
40.1772 N
Longitude
-82.9567 W
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Directions
From Columbus, Ohio, take I-71 north to exit 121 for Polaris. Turn right on Polaris Parkway, left on Worthington Road, left on Africa Road, then left on Lewis Center Road. Shelters are in the Below Dam Area.
6 Reviews of Alum Creek Below Dam Area
Space and Privacy...

…the two things that bring me back to this campground year after year. We have never had a “bad” campsite at the Alum Creek State Park Campground. Each camping space is separated by trees and brush. And there is plenty of room! An added bonus is the addition of several full hook up sites! While the beach inside the campground is small, the main beach for Alum Creek State Park is just a short drive away. One of our favorites!

Large sites

First Campground site I went to had a large mud puddle full of hornets. I asked to move site and was accommodated. It was right after a heavy rain storm and so maybe it was just a fluke

not a campground

awesome place. great fishing

Neat park with playground and fishing

This is not a campground - it’s more like a park. It does have good fishing and a playground, and it is a good place for a cookout. They have bathrooms and a water fountain.

Late night early morning!

Cotopaxi questival

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Picnic & playgrounds

There is no camping here. It's a great place for a cookout, to go fishing and let the kids play on the playgrounds. Decent fishing in the spillway when the water gets let out.