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Alum Creek State Park

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Address: 3615 S Old State Rd, Delaware, OH 43015-9455
Phone Number: (740) 548-5992

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The feed waters of Alum Creek offers some of the best "laid back" kayaking near Columbus. For a more open water experience, Howard Road has installed a great kayak launch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The feed waters of Alum Creek offers some of the best "laid back" kayaking near Columbus. For a more open water experience, Howard Road has installed a great kayak launch. However, north of that launch is another place to launch, off 521 just west of Hogback Road.. While you are required to carry your kayak for about 100 yards and... More 

Thank Bobert228
Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Alum creek was just the getaway we needed. Stayed in their cedar cabins. For the price they were nicer than I expected them to be. On cul de sac so not a lot of traffic.

Thank stacy h
Wadsworth, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent park with lots of activities to do when you visit. This park boasts a 18 hole disk golf course that is among the best I have been to.

Thank kegriffin6
Nashville, TN
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're seasoned campers & this park ranks as one of the worst. No Signs or Clear Directions: The park is spread out on different roads. Nothing is contained in one central area. The dog park is in a separate area. The office is on another road. There are no signs & the campground is poorly labeled. Hiking Trails are WHERE?... More 

Thank TN_Mamato4
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I'll admit up front... i have not camped at Alum Creek State Park, but have done most everything else. The biggest draw is that if you live in Columbus its the closest you can get to nature without vacationing. If you're passing through or need a great place to camp, walk, hike, or lay on a beach...you can be rest... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We camped last weekend and the experience had it's good points and not so good points. Good - the campsite was large and nestled in the trees. The electric worked really well. Bad - The quiet hours were not enforced. We had a group of campsites around us that were up making lots of noise til well past midnight. Also... More 

Thank Chris H
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

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... More 

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed spending time with family exploring the park and nature. Good fishing access. Scenic views. Typical state park amenities. Always a good time.

Thank Liberty1961
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a pretty area and the dog park and facilities are very nice and clean. But, had to give it overall just an average rating as we could not find a map of the trails either posted or in print near the dog park entrance. The park office was closed and there were no maps available there either.

Thank Diedre C
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you are into boating, fishing, camping, swimming, or just picnicking on a holiday afternoon, this is the place for you. Several campgrounds available (park owned and independent), boat rentals, bait stores, nature areas, a nice beach and many picnic areas with shelters are available. Reservoir is very large and you can boat, water ski, jet ski, fish or just... More 

Thank John D

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