Drinking Water
Pets Allowed
About Alum Creek State Park

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.

US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Alum Creek State Park is located in Alum Creek Lake in Ohio
40.2387 N
-82.9833 W
Get 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.
9 Reviews of Alum Creek State Park
Beach, Not a campground

The location of this listing is for the public beach and not the campground. The campground is farther north. This beach is really nice at the beginning of the season but the busier it is the worse it gets as the summer progresses. It seems like most of the people who frequent this beach or boat in the lake do not clean up after themselves or their pets. By midsummer the beach is a mess and the fish are dying in droves. It’s very disappointing.

Nice campground

We stayed the weekend at alum creek state campground at site K2. I would have loved one of the other sites that were lake front but this campground seems to stay pretty full all the time. Everytime ive went to book it’s only had a couple spots available. The spot we had however was nice it was set back in the tree line so even though we had campers on each side of us we never seen them while at our site. The site was nice size with plenty room for us. There were lots of areas to get water from however only one we found actually worked which was very frustrating. The bathrooms are in need of updating but not dirty. Their is a camper beach that is decent but a lot of debris washes up from the boats there because it’s it’s kind of in a inlet. We went to the main beach which was very nice and the water. Their are lots of food trucks that set up in the parking lot of the beach on the weekends at least. We had a good time the worst part of our stay is their are lots of horseflies at the campground area my husband got bit three times 😬

Picnic & play area

Great day-use area. Fishing, picnic area, shelters & playgrounds. Great view of the lake! This is not a camping 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

First to Review
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.