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ALUM CREEK BELOW DAM AREA, OH

Alum Creek Lake is located in Delaware County, Ohio, just 30 minutes north of Columbus. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and hunting.The lake is situated among gently rolling hills, where open meadows and wooded areas cover the shoreline. A...
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Overview

Overview

Alum Creek Lake is located in Delaware County, Ohio, just 30 minutes north of Columbus. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and hunting.

Natural Features:

The lake is situated among gently rolling hills, where open meadows and wooded areas cover the shoreline. A variety of songbirds and waterfowl can be found in the area.

Recreation:

Alum Creek Lake is known as one the best fishing lakes in the state. A wide variety of fish including white, rock, small and largemouth bass, bluegill, white and black crappie, sunfish, channel catfish and walleye thrive in the lake.

This spacious day-use area is also a popular spot for water sports and swimming. A boat ramp, large swimming beach and marina are all located nearby.

Facilities:

Alum Creek offers three group day-use picnic shelters in the Below Dam Area. Each shelter is accessible, can accommodate up to 100 guests and offers electric hookups. Flush toilets, drinking water, tables and grills are provided. Playgrounds are on-site and the area has great access to fishing.

Individual sites with picnic tables and grills are scattered around the shelters and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is a short drive from the shelters. Interpretive exhibits, maps and brochures are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Alum Creek State Park is adjacent, boasting a 3000-foot swimming beach, a marina with a variety of boat rentals and a large campground. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails meander through the park.

Other attractions near the lake include the Columbus Zoo, the Center of Science and Industry and the Olentangy Indian Caverns.

Booking Window
Sun Sep 21 2014 - Sat Sep 19 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun May 10 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Educational Programs
  • Hiking
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Marina
  • Mountain Biking
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 10 2015 -
Sep 13 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.17722, -82.95667
40°10'38"N, 82°57'24"W

From Columbus, Ohio, take I-71 north to exit 121 for Polaris. Turn right on Polaris Parkway, left on Worthington Road, left on Africa Road, then left on Lewis Center Road. Shelters are in the Below Dam Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ALUM CREEK BELOW DAM AREA
5905 LEWIS CENTER ROAD
LEWIS CENTER  OH  43035-9215

Phone Number:

Information:  (740)548-6151
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