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Alum Creek State Park Campground

Updated: May 25


Alum Creek State Park Campground / Campground in Ohio


Dillon State Park Campground in Nashport Ohio
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"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization." ~ Charles Lindbergh

Alum Creek State Park consists of 4,630 land acres and 3387 water acres. It is a large State Park that can be used for fishing, hunting, hiking, picnicking, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, and camping. During the winter months, you can enjoy sledding, cross country skiing, snowboarding, iceboating, ice skating, and ice fishing.


The Ohio State Park/Campground

  • 37 Full Service Campsites

  • 286 Electric sites

  • Each site has 20, 30, & 50 Amp Hookups

  • Equestrian Camp (primitive)

  • Group Camp

  • Camper Cabins (no pets)

  • 3 Sherman Cabins (1 ADA-compliant, no pets)

  • Heated Shower Houses

  • Flush Toilets

  • Dump Station

  • Playgrounds

  • Ball Courts

  • Free WiFi at Camp Store

  • Water (seasonal)

  • Picnic Tables

  • Fire Rings

  • Dumpsters

  • General Store

  • Exclusive Beach & Boat Ramp for Campers

  • Natural Trail

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Campground is open year round

  • Good Cell Service

  • Reservations may be made up to six months in advance online at ohiostateparks.gov or by calling (866) 644-6727.





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RV/Camper/Tent Campsites

Campsites can be reserved on the ODNR website or by calling 866-644-6727. There are full-hookup, electric and non-electric sites.

  • Fire rings

  • Picnic tables

  • Flush toilets

  • Showers

  • Dump station

  • Pets are permitted

Alum Creek State Park Campground offers both wooded and sunny campsites. There are a few sites that overlook the lake.


The sites are spacious and well kept. The pull-ins are angled for easy parking.





Hiking at Alum Creek State Park Campground


Alum Creek State Park Campground Trail Map in Ohio

There is one trail at Alum Creek State Park Campground. The South Camp Trail is less than 1 mile long. It is poorly marked. We were never able to find all the trail.


If you are looking for a campground with a lot of hiking trails. This one is not it.

Nature Trail Sign at Alum Creek State Park Campground in Ohio
Hiking Trail at Alum Creek State Park Campground in Ohio
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Hiking Trail at Alum Creek State Park Campground in Ohio 4
Hiking Trail at Alum Creek State Park Campground in Ohio 3



Food at Alum Creek State Park Campground

There were no food options available at Alum Creek State Park Campground.


Beach at Alum Creek State Park Campground


Alum Creek State Park Campground Beach

There is a very small beach at Alum Creek State Park Campground. It was very rocky and had a lot of limbs and other debris scattered about.

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Other Recreational Activities at Alum Creek State Park Campground

It appears Alum Creek State Park Campground was mostly enjoyed by people fishing and boating. The website state there are basketball courts, volleyball, miniature golf, horseshoe pits, and playgrounds. When we visited the campground, the miniature golf was in complete disrepair. There are a few playgrounds for the children.


If you want something to do while staying at Alum Creek State Park Campground, you will have to get in your vehicle and drive to other locations. There are quite a few trails, parks, marinas, and a large beach.


Birding at Alum Creek State Park Campground

Birding was very sparse in the campground. This was probably due to all the campers. It was a very loud campground. If you are interested in birding while at Alum Creek State Park campground, we would recommend visiting the surrounding trails and beach.


Eastern Phoebe at Alum Creek State Park Campground Ohio
Eastern Phoebe
Male mallard Ducks at Alum Creek State Park Campground Ohio
Mallards

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Our Experience at Dillon State Park Campground

We found that Alum Creek State Park is a nice campground for overnight stays, or for anyone interested in boating or fishing. It also seemed to be a favorite park for families. There were a lot of children running around the campground. At night, the campground was very loud and there were a lot of people partying.


We had great cell service (Verizon) and were able to pick up a few TV stations.


Bunny Rabbit at Alum Creek State Park Campground Ohio

Additional Notes:

  • The trailer pads in the main camping areas are blacktop. Some of the sites were very short.

  • The sites are fairly level.

  • The roads in the campground are a decent width. However, there were a lot of vehicles parked on the side of the road because they were not supposed to park in the grass. This made it a little tight.

  • Roads are blacktop.

  • The campground was well-kept.

  • Each campsite had a picnic table and fire ring.

  • There were 2 washhouses located in the campground. There is one on each side.

  • The beach area is located off the South side of the campground. The boat dock is located off the North side of the campground.

  • Most of the campsites have a decent amount of shade.


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Alum Creek State Park / Campground in Delaware Ohio

Make a Reservation at:

Alum Creek State Park Campground Reservation




What You Can Expect at Alum Creek State Park Campground

Please note that Ohio Campground trail rules and regulations can change at any time. The following information was in effect for Alum Creek State Park Campground as of May 2022.


Alum Creek State Park Campground

Flush toilets.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

There are no mountain bike trails at Alum Creek State Park Campground.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

We didn't see many birds at the campground. However, there were a lot of birds on the surrounding trails and other recreations spots.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

One small footbridge on the path.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

Concealed carry is permitted.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

Dogs are allowed in campground and on the trails. They are not permitted on the beach.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

Trail surfaces are natural. The trails have some slight elevation changes. The trails are easy.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

Campground roads and pads are blacktop.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

Each lot has a picnic table and fire ring.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

There is a playground near the nature center.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

There were no benches on the trail.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

A lot of shade.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

We did not see any shelter houses at the campground.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

The natural trails are rough and are not well marked.




Alum Creek State Park Campground

There are dumpsters located throughout the campground.



Alum Creek State Park Campground

Alum Creek




Alum Creek State Park Campground

There is a large camper cabin that is ADA compliant.





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