Alum Creek State Park

Alum Creek State Park, Delaware: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Alum Creek State Park Reviews: 4/5

Alum Creek State Park
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mrsginos1
Wadsworth, OH1 contribution
Alum Creek Speedway
This park should be called Alum Creek State Park Speedway!!! You need speed traps on the roads, where it says 10 mph they are going 50 mph! Slow down, there are children and animals!!!!
Written June 14, 2021
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Anthony P
Brunswick, OH4 contributions
Great friendly campground
We stayed at the campground this past weekend. It was quiet and comfortable. Everyone around was respectful and friendly. It was worth the 1 1/2 hour drive!
Written March 31, 2021
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Lisa R
Buffalo, NY4 contributions
Great place!
Stayed as a stopover while heading to Kentucky. Very nice campground to stay at . We had a premium site down by water. Very active with families, water wasn’t on yet, but easy fill/ dump access. Will be visiting again!
Written March 30, 2021
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL4,826 contributions
A variety of recreational options
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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AlaskaFamly
Fairbanks, AK74 contributions
Lovely walk in sun dappled woods.
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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Mark S
Pittsburgh, PA43 contributions
Good Camping Option
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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T5852AG-Dennis
Allentown, PA870 contributions
Nice place
Wow, nice place to relax,
If you live in Ohio or just visiting, great place to picnic, boat, swim, fish or relax on the beach. Awesome please check it out. See photos below.
Written August 22, 2020
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nsblover
Vermont73 contributions
Find Another Campground
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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Meander758317
2 contributions
It sucked
Rude staff was amazingly unorganized and rude... Bathroom was an absolute Petri dish... This is a good place NOT to go!
Written July 20, 2020
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DazFam
Marysville, OH4 contributions
Better Options Out There
Important info. for 2020...
1) Bathrooms in the campground are closed.
2) Most of the water is turned off, but can be obtained from the RV dump station where there is drinking water. (I assume full hook up sites do have water as well.)
3) The camp store is open to sell ice. (Mentioned only because one of the other state parks we visited this summer could not.)

General Review:
Pretty park. Almost all of the campsites were large and shaded. The staff that I encountered were knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately, the other campers were obnoxious. Not just one or two sites--several. One was blaring music so loudly with subwoofers that it was physically painful (and my site was several campsites over). Several other campers were paying music/watching TV so loudly I could plainly hear it (again several campsites away). As I write this, the folks in the campsite across from mine are allowing their kids to run around yelling while playing Nerf at just a few minutes before 10pm--hopefully they'll call it a night soon! We have camped many places, but haven't encountered this widespread disrespect for others. Many folks walking by wouldn't even return a "hello". Most people go camping to get away from the noise and business of daily life. This place isn't good for that, at least not in my experience. We will likely stick to some of the other local state parks for future trips. (As a side note, I am a mom to five kids, so I'm well aquatinted with noise. However, I've always taught my children to be considerate of others while still having fun.)
Written July 9, 2020
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