Alum Creek Below Dam Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Alum Creek Lake is located in Delaware County, Ohio, north of the City of Columbus. There are two picnic shelters in the Below Dam Area, with non-reservable picnic tables and grills outside of the shelters available on a first come, first serve basis. Other amenities in the recreation area include: flush toilets, drinking water, playgrounds, grills, and fishing access. The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is located a short driving distance from the shelters. Exhibits, maps and brochures can be found at the visitor center. Facilities at adjacent Alum Creek State Park include a 3000' swimming beach, a marina which offers a variety of boat rentals, hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails, and a 297 site campground. Attractions near the lake include the Columbus Zoo, the Center of Science and industry (COSI), Olentangy Indian Caverns, the Polaris Fashion Place Mall and Polaris Amphitheater. For information contact the Alum Creek Lake Project Office (Visitor Center) at 740-548-6151.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Grills
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Reservoir
  • Stream
  • Water Drinking
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Campground Store
  • Dump Station
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Public Marina


Peak Season
May 09 2010 -
Sep 12 2010
Peak Season
May 14 2011 -
Sep 11 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. Any request to reserve a shelter for the following type events will also require a SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT: Open to the public event. An event where fees are charged for any reason. An event involving a commercial promotion. Please contact the Corps office at 740-548-6151 to obtain an application or for more information.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Alum Creek Below Dam Area
Campground Phone: 740-548-6151
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Westerville, OH

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More About Alum Creek Below Dam Area Campground

Alum Creek Below Dam Area is a campground located in Westerville, Ohio. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -82.95667 latitude, and -82.95667 longitude into your GPS device.

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