Delaware State Park

5202 US Route 23 North
Delaware, OH 43015

GPS: N 40° 23' 11.40", W 83° 3' 28.85"

SleddingClose to the city, but with all the recreational opportunities of a more remote park makes Delaware State Park a feast for any wildlife enthusiast. There is a lake with unlimited boating and 7 miles of hiking trails.





5202 US Route 23 North
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Alum Creek State Park
3615 S Old State Road
Delaware, OH  43015-9673
Campground Office:
Alum Creek Park Office:
Reservations for Camping, Getaway Rentals, & Shelters:
740-363-4561 (seasonally)
Reserve online: 



  • 211 electric sites
  • Amenities include flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station
  • Pets are permitted at designated sites
  • The campground offers volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts as well as tetherball and playground equipment for youngsters
  • Bike rental is available at the camp office, along with games and sporting equipment for loan to registered campers
  • Group camp for organized youth groups are available for reservation

Getaway Rentals  

  • 3 Rent-A-Yurt units are available April through October
  • Each is furnished with futon beds, table and chairs, a cooler, ceiling fan, outdoor gas grill and a picnic table with canopy


  • 5 hiking trails connect the lakeshore with each of the four camping areas, transecting meadows, woodlands and wetlands
    • Big Foot Trail • 1.5 Miles • Easy
    • Fisherman Trail • 1/4 Mile • Easy
    • Lakeview Trail • 1.6 Miles • Easy
    • Briar Patch Trail • 1.5 Miles • Easy
    • Mink Run Trail • 1 Mile • Easy


  • Boating with unlimited horsepower is permitted
  • 3 Boat-launching ramps are conveniently located around the lake
  • Boat and dock rentals are offered seasonally
  • A fully equipped marina offers fuel, fishing and boating supplies


  • Delaware reservoir offers excellent catches of crappie, muskie and largemouth and smallmouth bass
  • In addition to lake fishing, the Division of Wildlife stocks fishing ponds in the 4,670-acre wildlife area adjacent to the park
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 800-foot public beach is popular with park visitors
  • Facilities include bathhouse, showers and a snack bar
  • 2 boat/swim areas are designated on the lake
  • Check for water quality advisories  


  • 8 picnic areas are located in quiet, scenic spots overlooking the lake
  • A shelter house is available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727



  • Waterfowl hunting is popular at Delaware. Duck blinds are issued by a lottery drawing
  • Hunting for other game is permitted in the wildlife area
  • Valid Ohio hunting license is required
  • Maps indicating hunting areas are available at the park office

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Cross country skiing is permitted on all 5 hiking trails
  • Sledding
  • Ice skating on the ice rink
  • Ice fishing

Nearby Attractions:

  • Delaware Wildlife Area offers 4,670 acres managed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife for public hunting and fishing. A number of the area's 55 stocked ponds are open to anglers. Information can be obtained at the park office or the Division of Wildlife office on State Route 229.
  • Alum Creek State Park southeast of Delaware offers boating, fishing, swimming and camping.
  • Seymour Woods State Nature Preserve contains deep ravines, heavily wooded ridge tops and open fields.
  • Olentangy Caverns
  • Highly renowned is the Little Brown Jug harness race at the Delaware County Fairgrounds during September
  • Columbus Zoo, located to the southwest, boasts an extensive collection of worldwide fauna
  • Highbanks Metro Park is a scenic preserve with geological, botanical and cultural features