Alum Creek State Park
Alum Creek State Park
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jnfrjoy
Huntington, WV22 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We love camping in state parks and this park is great. The camp sites are separated by trees, which is great not to have other camper stacked upon each other. There is a lake for boating and swimming. Closer to the shore is a swimming area. However, the campground has a smaller access to the lake beach for campers. I loved this state campground, I only wish they would put in speed bumps or anything to slow down this traffic. There is a 10 mph sign posted but I literally seen no one (even the parks own trucks) doing 10 mph. This prevented us from walking and exploring more of the campground. This is a great state campground, if you can get past the speeding traffic & I mean fast speeding traffic.
Written June 3, 2022
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klbarth39
Columbus, OH745 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Very nice state park with a large lake. Some of the offerings are a nice very large breach with restrooms running water, there is areas where people have breach umbrellas and pop up canapés, grills, picnic tables. There are also beach volleyball nets, and many other things to do. There are also several other activities that take place in the beach area, triathlons, and other races.
There is a very large campgrounds where their are all different kinds of campers, travel trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, tents, and cabins. The areas all have paved pad areas to park your vehicle with picnic tables, electric and all the many areas have restrooms with showers. The campgrounds have a nice double boat ramp and plenty of parking for vehicles with trailers. The entrance to the campground is controlled by a guard building to monitor the entrance. They have park Rangers who patrol the campgrounds.
The park also has several boat ramps in different areas on both sides of the lake. There are nice size parking lots for vehicles with trailers. Picnic tables can also be found all around the lake. We saw alot of people fishing and many seemed to be doing good.
The park even has a nice model airplane flying area on the east side of the dam.
As could be expected there are several different types of wildlife.
Written July 5, 2020
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AlaskaFamly
Fairbanks, AK91 contributions
Aug 2020
I was looking for a place to take a nice walk before flying home from Columbus. A friend recommended this park and it was a great choice. Just off I-71 it was easy to access and I had a really nice walk.

I really had no idea where within the park I should go, and my car's GPS was going to send me in along Lackey Old State Rd. Because of a detour I ended up heading down Africa Road off of Highway 36 instead. The first turn into the park from that road was a boat launch, which had no trails, but the second was an access point for a mountain bike trail, which was perfect.

It was mid-day on a Monday and during my walk I saw two mountain bikers and two other hikers. I imagine that on a weekend you'd need to be watching out for more bicyclists, since the trail is really meant for them. The woods were lovely and shady. The trail was well marked and a nice mixture of short ups and down. It was a hot day, so also very nice to stick my feet in the water after my walk and splash some lake water onto my face and neck.
Written August 26, 2020
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL6,020 contributions
Dec 2020
Visited Alum Creek State Park in December; not the best time to enjoy all the recreational opportunities, including water sports, available at this State Park.  But, I stopped at three salient features of the park- the Beach (campgrounds), the Visitor Center, and the Dam.  Each place has its own parking area.  Walked on the concrete paved trail in the beach area, and then hiked to the Visitor Center (closed due to the pandemic).  Then went to the dam parking area and walked on the paved trail up to the dam.  Enjoyed the view of the water flow at the dam.  The dam trail continues for about three miles east but it is not paved.  Also, there are several unpaved hiking trails both upstream and downstream of the dam, but they were too wet or iced up during my visit. 

Alum Creek State Park would be well worth the visit when the weather is good to enjoy all the recreational options available at the park.
Written February 11, 2021
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theirRVtravels
6 contributions
Mar 2022
For Winter Camping conditions, this park was perfect. It was quiet and great for watching some early migrating birds. Electric hookups were available at the sites, shower house was open with full amenities. Very clean. Firewood was available at office. No WiFI, but we had cell service. Trails near to the campground were muddy (as expected in March), but enjoyable. However, summer may be entirely different as far as noise and activity. If you enjoy water sports, this would definitely be worth checking out.

The only negative was that the traffic around the area is very congested which makes any trip to the store somewhat difficult.

We stayed here in a 25' travel trailer and would definitely return.
Written March 15, 2022
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Rollinauntie
Vermont78 contributions
Jul 2020
We usually love state parks to camp in but this one gets a thumbs down from us. We had requested and told we would be given a spot with trees but instead, pulled in (with 100 plus heat index outside) to our assigned lot with ZERO tree coverage. The lot next to us could have handled our 35ft RV but we were told it was not available. It remained empty even into the next morning as we left. Bathroom shelter houses are spaced too far and few inbetween and not maintained.
As I said, we stay in state parks all over the US and this is one has landed on our NO list.
Written July 26, 2020
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Mark S
Pittsburgh, PA48 contributions
Aug 2020
Very nice state park campground. Grounds were in good shape thought the bath facilities are showing their age. Stayed at L14 and L15. These were listed as Premium Lake View sites. No one has seen the lake from these sights in at least six years. There are few sites in this campground that are on the water with a view.

Still, the campground sites are well maintained and well prepared for RVs or tents.
Written August 22, 2020
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Ohio12334
Columbus, OH295 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Our family discovered the Alum Creek Marina website, and thought it would be fun to rent a pontoon boat over the Fourth of July weekend. Their website stated you could rent a 22ft Pontoon boat for 6 hours for $260. However when I called the Marina they indicated it was actually $330, and their website has been outdated for over a year.

When I asked if they could update the website, the Marina office stated that they wished they could because it has caused a lot of confusion among it's customers, but the website was the responsibility of Cross Enterprises. Cross Enterprises is listed on the Alum Creek Marina "contact us" page, so I decided to reach out to them.

When I called Cross Enterprises to notify them of the outdated rental prices, the girl who answered deflected and told me to call the Marina themselves. To which I said "I did I'm just letting you guys know the website needs fixed to reflect the correct rental costs. At that point she told me it wasn't her job (or her concern apparently). She was very rude and unprofessional and I could tell she had no willingness to assist. I was also disappointed in the Alum Creek Park Manager, Jason Meyers, who never returned my call when notifying him of the situation. They seem to be lacking leadership skills and overall professionalism. For that reason they won't be receiving my business.

As a side note, the rental process itself is inefficient. The boats are first come first serve. Meaning the only way you can make a reservation is by renting a boat all day, which is really expensive. You can never make family arrangements for a boat rental because you'll never know what they'll have available each day.

In the end we decided against the rental b/c it makes no sense as to why you can't pay full price up front to reserve a boat. At minimum they should at least require a security deposit so customers can make some sort of reservation without having to pay $500+ for an all day rental.

It was never going to work to ask out of town family members to drive to Columbus and say "Hey we're interested in this boat rental, but who knows if we can get one b/c we can't make reservations." I have to believe their losing business on this reservation system alone. Until they amend their website and inefficient reservation process we will not be returning.
Written June 15, 2016
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Kate M
Columbus, OH75 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
In a random turn of events, my boyfriend and I ended up here. The "creek" is huge! It's technically a large lake, and it's gorgeous. The marina has rentals for kayaks, paddle boats, water bike, fishing boat, pontoon, jet ski, etc! We rented a paddle boat for an hour (it was like $15 bucks) and checked out the coves. We save a few ducks, herons, minnows, jumping fish and turtles. The marina has a shop that has just about everything. I even bought some nautical themed decor for our bathroom! The food was average and over priced, so I'd recommend eating somewhere else. The beach was beautiful and clean! There are also clean/private showers for anyone to use:)
Written June 12, 2013
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Manikandan R
Dublin, OH16 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
Worth every penny. It is 15 USD per car and the drive was for around 40 minutes. The lights were amazing. We visited with family. It was all fun! Decorated with more than 200K lights. Plus, we visited the resort across the street for a pic with Santa and free hot chocolate and free cookies.

The physical address of the lights will be:
2911 S. Old State Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015

The Santa House with free hot chocolate and cookies will be held at Cross Creek Camping Resort,
which is 30 seconds down the street. The physical address for the Santa House is:
3190 South Old State Rd. Delaware, OH 43015

November 21st 2014 - January 4th 2015


Sun - Thurs 5:30pm - 9:30pm: $15
Fri & Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm: $15
Limos, Large Vans, and Motorhomes: $20
Motorcoaches up to 30 people: $30
Buses and Large Motorcoaches: $60
Written December 1, 2014
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