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See the Alum Creek Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.
Alum Creek Lake Visitor Center (740) 548-6151
Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Columbus take I-71 north to the Polaris Exit. Exit to the right on Polaris Parkway,
heading east. Turn left on Worthington Road. Then turn left on Africa Road. You will be
able to see the dam at Lewis Center and Africa Roads. Turn left onto Lewis Center Road
to get to the Below Dam Recreation Area or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor
Factoid: Located near Ohio's capital city, Alum Creek Lake is a popular boating and camping
destination. Visitors can spend the day boating across the roughly 3,400 acre lake or
find a quiet cove/stream to fish or paddle. Perfect for swimming and sunning, the
beach is the largest inland beach in the park system. The park's large campground
also offers a camp store, boating access, and a nature center for campers. Visitors
with children can try the family-friendly mountain bike and hiking trails, the half-
mile Storybook Trail, the various playgrounds around the park and a wonderful Visitor
Center, perfect for the entire family.
Age & Disability Discount Passes
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.
4 Recreation areas at Alum Creek Lake
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|C||Fish Cleaning Stations|
|GS||Group Picnic Shelter|
|B||Bike Trails |
|I||Hiking Trails - Interpretive|
|R||Off Road Vehicle Trails|
|S||Snow Mobile Trails|
|CC||Cross Country Skiing Trails|
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