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Central Ohio has some excellent places to explore and finding a base campground for taking on these adventures and activities can be difficult. Campgrounds are hard to check out online and finding ones with the amenities and the things you want can be hard to find. BUT search no more in the central Ohio area because Alum Creek State Park Camground has everything an outdoor enthusiast is looking for.

Getting to Alum Creek State Park Campground and Check-In

Alum Creek State Park Campground is situated right off of ST RT 36 on Lacky Old State road and it is easy to find. Set the coordinants in your GPS and takes you right to it!
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.23889, -82.98333
40°14’20″N, 82°59’0″W

We found checking in to be very simple and not difficult at Alum Creek. The day we were arrived they actually had people outside greeting you in a pop up tent outside the camp registration area. They had the site tags ready and paper clipped together with a campground map attached to it. How handy is that?

UPDATE: In the fall check in is at the Nature Center as you pull into the State Park Campground entrance.

Set Up and Campsites

Getting to and into your site is not difficult here at Alum Creek. Our site was A-22 and located on the main road. With the map we were able to easily find it and back in our Sunset Trail 289QB in nicely. They don’t have to many trees in the way of your slide outs which makes set up quite easy.

The sites at Alum Creek State Park are extremely nice and large. We were able to get out all our camping gear and outdoor rug with no problems. This site was surrounded by beautiful trees and a thick wall of shrubs making it seculded so we did not see anyone else’s campsite. We thought this was a delightful and unexpected bonus. Each site at Alum Creek State Park Campground has a picnic table, fire ring and a level parking pad.

Alum Creek State Park Amenities

Alum Creek State Park offers a dump station, bathrooms with showers and flushing toilets, though I will add here, that these are not the Ritz Carlton bathrooms. They will get the job done but don’t expect it to be pristine clean and cobweb free, it’s a state park and your CAMPING! Bugs and spiders are part of the fun. There are 350 sites at Alum Creek, with 232 providing 20/30/50 electric and 24 sites with full hookups. If you don’t own a camper they do have 1 camping cabin here. It is very nice and located in a beautiful site on site E5.

Camping Cabins at Alum Creek

1 Large Camper Cabin is available April through October

  • Two-room wooden structure sleeps up to 4 people
  • 1 double bed and 1 set of single bunk beds
  • A/C
  • TV, refrigerator, electric cook stove

3 Sherman Cabins

  • Single room structure
  • Sleeps 3, in bunk beds and a single bed
  • Microwave, small refrigerator; table with 2 chairs
  • A/C & heat

1 ADA-Accessible Sherman Cabin (C18)

  • Two-room structure
  • Main room has built-in picnic-style table, small refrigerator, and microwave
  • Second room has 1 set of bunk beds and 1 single bed; sleeps 3
  • A/C & heat

For all Getaway Rentals:

  • Heated showers and restrooms are available in the campground
  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • No linens, dishes or cooking utensils are provided.
  • Daily housekeeping is not available.

*Information from Ohio State Parks website*

Things to Do At Alum Creek State Park

Alum Creek State Park Campground offers a plethora of things to do while you are there. 5 Best Activities To Do At Alum Creek will give you some of the amazing activities you can enjoy while you are camping there. Swimming, basketball courts, boating disk golf and hiking are some of the things, to just name a few! You can check the calendar of events prior to going and see what they are offering while you are there.
You can book your sites at Alum Creek State Parks website or call Reserve America. I would suggest using the online option if you can. It is easy and convenient. When staying at State Parks I would suggest you sign up for the Ohio State Park Rewards. You earn 20 points for every dollar spent. Signing up is worth it and you earn free nights pretty quickly! Who doesn’t want free camping?

I would rate this location VERY GOOD! If you are looking for camping in Central Ohio put this campground on the top of your list!

Happy Adventuring,

Mailing Address:

Delaware  OH  43015

Phone Number:

Information:  (740)548-4631
Alum Creek Park Office – 740-548-4631 (Business Hours) Alum Creek Camp Office – 740-548-4039 (Seasonal Hours)

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