We spent three nights at Hagan Stone
The pros - the park itself is BEAUTIFUL. In fact, it is one of the nicest city parks we have ever visited. Staff were friendly. And the grounds and facilities were well maintained.
The cons - we stayed in loop C which is basically an open field. That was fine but the sites are very close together. Also, there is one water connection for each two sites so would advise bringing a splitter.
Loop C also did not have fire pits and ground fires were not allowed so if staying in this section, you should bring a raised fire pit.
Loop B did appear to have fire pits had very few sites that would hold a rig of our size (39’ Travel Trailer) and would be very difficult to navigate.
Enjoyed this campground as a quick one night stop during the winter. I think it could seem crowded in the peak season when it is full.
Decent WIFI which was a big plus and, while we stayed in a full hook up site, the dump station was well positioned and easy to navigate.
The playground, mini golf, bath houses, and the multipurpose room in one of the buildings all looked well maintained and very nice.
Glad we stopped
What a great park.
From the well maintained and equipped sites and the trolly stop for transportation downtown to the good WIFI and beautiful creeks on each side, we would highly recommend this campground.
We spent four days here while exploring Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and surrounding areas.
The registration office was closed while we were there due to COVID but that didn’t change anything for us.
The only things that could make this better would be laundry on site, a larger dog area, and possibly a camp store but with everything that is located so close by, it is not a big need.
We much prefer this to the campgrounds on the strip because it felt secluded but was still close enough to not miss a thing.
We spent two nights at this campground and really enjoyed it.
When we arrived, we were met by the lady working the registration desk and check in was very easy.
Temperature had been below freezing for several days so water was off at the sites but they had a hose to fill tanks at the office and on the day we departed, turned on water at the sites to assist with dumping and to fill fresh water. Much appreciated.
Most of the sites are pull through and large enough although I think it could seem crowded when more full than they were in the winter.
While it was closed for our visit, there was a nice small pool, a work out room, very very nice shower and laundry facilities.
The dog park was just a run area but fairly large with a covered seating area at one end and the pups loved using it. It was also very clean and either visitors clean up well or the staff take good care of the property.
They also had an activity building which I believe may be rented out.
Finally, they have propane fill on site and while were there, the owner filled our tanks himself.
We have stayed here a couple of times in a tent and a class a motor home.
The campground is pretty secluded but beautiful rolling hills. While the site we stayed in with the motorhome was fairly level, sites are mostly small and tight on hilly terrain. That said, I would still recommend this as a nice weekend getaway
One of our visits was during hunting season and both the campground and the cabins were mostly being used by hunting parties.
This is also close enough in proximately to serve as an alternative camping area for visiting Hocking Hills
We took our first trip in our new 39’ travel trailer to Deer Creek. The layout of the campground is nice and I had no trouble navigating to our site or fitting the rig in. Our site was electric only but there are water taps throughout the campground for filling our fresh tank. We were even able to stretch a hose to one of them from our site for a refill after being there a few days but it was about 100’
Sites are pretty nice size and decently spread apart but they were not as level as pictures on the reservation site made them appear. Also, we were camped beside my sister and her husband but there was a pond behind our site and people continually walked through our site on the way to the pond.
The beach area required a drive from the campground but it is a very nice beach and there is a very pretty picnic area near the dam.
We came pretty well stocked up for our visit but did not notice a lot of stores in the area. We did, however, enjoy Tony’s Coneys and a local farmers market while we were there.
This is another of our favorite Ohio State Parks. The campground is setup in a nice layout with each of the separate sections having a spoke and wheel layout with a bathhouse in the middle. Sites are roomy and we like the wooded feel.
The dog part was quite muddy and actually closed while we were there and we were a bit disappointed by that but there was plenty of space to walk the pups.
Located near the town of Delaware, you aren’t too far off the beaten path and we even had decent service with Verizon.
I also noticed that the6 had a nice storm shelter on the property that was well marked and easy to get to from any of the campground areas.
We stayed before the peak season opened up. Potable water was available at the entrance but was not on yet in the campground itself. The sites are well spaced out with a few pull through sites and many back ins.
Our site was a pull through and, while level left to right, required a good bit of leveling front to back.
Trails around the lake were nice with many opportunities for scenic photographs, etc.
There are not a lot of things to see or do in the area but we did visit the Wilbur Wright Birthplace as well as local community restaurants and grocery stores within about a 20 minute drive.
Alum Creek State Park is a beautiful park and great campground just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus and minutes away from attractions such as the Columbus Zoo.
The campground has good sized sites and is wooded throughout with clean bath houses, well maintained roads, and easy access for big rigs.
There is also a very nice dog park in the park including dog beaches with lake access for your pups to swim.
We love this campground and the beautiful lake and appreciate the easy access to local attractions, shopping, and more.