Activity Facilities Quantity
Resource Land, acres 4630
Water, acres 3387
Activities Fishing yes
Hunting yes
Hiking Trail, miles 9.5
Bridle Trails, miles 38
Mountain Bike Trail, miles 14.5
Picnicking yes
Swimming Beach, feet 3000
Boating Boat Rental yes
Boating Limits UNL
Fuel For Sale yes
Seasonal Dock Rental yes
Launch Ramps 5
Winter Re Sledding yes
Ice Skating yes
Snowmobiling yes
Cross-Country Skiing yes
Ice Fishing yes
Ice Boating yes
Camping Campsites, with Elect., # 286
Full-Service Sites 3
Camper Cabins 5
Rent-A-RV Sites, # 3
Campground Beach yes
Pets area yes
Showers yes
Flush Toilets yes
Dumpstation yes
Group Camp, capacity 100
Horsemen Campsites, # 30

Ohio Travel Guide 

Alum Creek

State Park


3615 S. Old State Road   

Delaware, OH 43015

GPS: N 40° 14' 38.02", W 82° 57' 24.86" 


A quiet place to go close to the city! Alum Creek State Park is both close to the city of Columbus and close to nature.  Camp, hike or mountain bike. It even has a dog park!

Park Office:
Camp Office:
Reservations for camping & getaway rentals:

Reserve online:   Reserve Campsites online   Reserve Getaway Rentals online   

Park Map | Campground Map  | Download the Trail Map








Camping   Reserve Campsites online

  • 286 electric campsites feature both wooded and sunny areas, some of which overlook the lake
  • Each site has a 50-amp electrical hookup
  • 3 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, horseshoe pits and playgrounds
  • Nature programs are available
  • Dump station
  • Group camp for organized groups is available by reservation 
  • Equestrian camp with 30 primitive sites

Getaway Rentals   Reserve Getaway Rentals online

  • 5 Camper Cabins
  • 3 Cedar Cabins

Dog Park

  • The dog park is on a 4-acre site along the reservoir near the marina
  • The grounds include a fenced area with water access for dogs that enjoy water sports and two additional fenced areas for small and large dogs

Hiking Trails

  • 2 hiking trails
    • Park Office Trail • 1.5 Miles • Easy
    • Hollenback Trail
  • Multi-Purpose Trail (Hiking, Snowmobile, Dog Sledding, X-cty Skiing) • 7 Miles • Moderate
  • 3 mountain bike trails • See the mountain bike trail maps
    • Mountain Bike Trail • 2 Miles • Easy
    • Mountain Bike Trail • 5 Miles • Moderate
    • Mountain Bike Trail • 7 Miles • Difficult
  • Bridle trails
    • 38 miles of bridle trails wind along the lakeshore through mature beech-maple forests and across deep ravines • Riders must provide their own mounts


  • Alum Creek Reservoir spans 3,387 acres of water
  • 4 launch ramps (2 South, 1 East, and 1 North) offer access to the lake
  • Lake south of Cheshire Road is a boater's paradise with unlimited horsepower and plenty of room for skiers
  • 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 & the 36/37 Cove
  • Boaters may camp overnight in the Sailing Association & 36/37 coves
  • For more information on boat rentals please call 740-548-6056.

Fishing Alum CreekFishing

  • Narrow coves and quiet inlets offer fine catches of bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and saugeye
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 8 Scenic picnic areas are available with tables, grills, restrooms and drinking water enhance the lakeshore
  • 2 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


  • 3,000 foot beach is the largest inland beach in Ohio's state park system
  • Shower house and concession stand
  • Sand volleyball courts  
  • The beach is open during daylight hours only


Disc Golf

  • 18 hole "Players Course" is located at the New Galena Launch Ramp area
  • Equipment rental is available
  • No fee is charged to play



  • Northern half of the park is best for the squirrel and deer hunter
  • Southern half offers better opportunities for rabbit and other upland game
  • Note the hunting map as many areas are restricted
  • Valid Ohio hunting license is required

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Snowmobiling on the multi-purpose trail
  • Cross country skiing multi-purpose trail
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating