Activity Facilities Quantity
Resource Land, acres 1686
Water, acres 1330
Nearby Wildlife Area, acres 4670
Activities Fishing yes
Hunting yes
Hiking Trails, miles 7
Picnic Shelter yes
Shelter House yes
Swimming Beach, feet 800
Beach Vending yes
Summer Nature Programs yes
Boating Boat Rental yes
Boating Limits UNL
Fuel For Sale yes
Seasonal Dock Rental, # 273
Launch Ramps, # 2
Winter Rec Sledding yes
Ice Rink yes
Ice Fishing yes
Cross-Country Skiing yes
Camping Non-electric campsites 0
Campsites with Elec., # 211
Pets Permitted yes
Showers yes
Flush Toilets yes
Dumpstation yes
Youth Group Camp, capacity 100
  Rent-A-Yurt 3


 Delaware State Park

5202 US Route 23 North
Delaware, OH 43015

GPS: N 40° 23' 11.40", W 83° 3' 28.85"

Close to the city, but with all the recreational opportunities of a more remote park makes Delaware State Park a feast for any wildlife enthusiast. There is a lake with unlimited boating and 7 miles of hiking trails.

5202 US Route 23 North
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Alum Creek State Park
3615 S Old State Road
Delaware, OH  43015-9673
Campground Office:
Alum Creek Park Office:
Reservations for Camping, Getaway Rentals, & Shelters:
740-363-4561 (seasonally)
Reserve online: 
 Reserve Campsites online   Reserve Getaway Rentals online   Reserve Shelters online

Park Map | Campground Map | Trails








Camping  Reserve Campsites online Reserve Group Camps online

  • 211 electric sites
  • Amenities include flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station
  • Pets are permitted at designated 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

Getaway Rentals  Reserve Getaway Rentals online

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


  • 5 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


  • Boating with unlimited horsepower is permitted
  • 3 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


  • Delaware reservoir offers excellent catches of crappie, muskie and largemouth and smallmouth bass
  • In addition to lake fishing, the Division of Wildlife stocks fishing ponds in the 4,670-acre wildlife area adjacent to the park
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 800-foot public beach is popular with park visitors
  • Facilities include bathhouse, showers and a snack bar
  • 2 boat/swim areas are designated on the lake
  • Check for water quality advisories  

Picnicking   Reserve Shelters online

  • 8 picnic areas are located in quiet, scenic spots overlooking the lake
  • A shelter house is available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727 Sledding



  • Waterfowl hunting is popular at Delaware. Duck blinds are issued by a lottery drawing
  • Hunting for other game is permitted in the wildlife area
  • Valid Ohio hunting license is required
  • Maps indicating hunting areas are available at the park office

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Cross country skiing is permitted on all 5 hiking trails
  • Sledding
  • Ice skating on the ice rink
  • Ice fishing