Delaware State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Delaware State Park

centers around Delaware Lake, a 1,300-acre reservoir, and is filled with woodlands, meadows, and sparkling waters. It sits amid the fertile agricultural till plains of Delaware County in Ohio and offers many natural features. There is a healthy second-growth forest with a diverse array of plant and animal life preserved. The park's fields and woodland lots have become home to white-tailed deer, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits. In the wetland region, woodchucks, waterfowl, ring-necked pheasants, and various bird species tend to nest. Cities situated near the state park are Delaware, Sunbury, and Marion, Ohio. 

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Weather
Spring 28-71 F
Summer 57-84 F
Fall 31-76 F
Winter 16-51 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Delaware State Park

State parks are the perfect place to kick back and relax, but it's even more perfect when you can stay in a comfortable RV setting. If you are ready to explore the RV way of life, consider renting one from RVshare, where you'll find every shape, size, and style.

Cross Creek Camping Resort

This family-oriented campground offers beautiful surroundings, activities, and theme weekends. Cross Creek Camping Resort features pull-through and back-in sites that can house 90-foot-long big rigs. Hiking trails, wagon rides, and scavenger hunts are a few activities that you can do here.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Playground, swimming pool, and sport activities

Sunset Springs RV Resort

Sunset Springs RV Resort is a camping area that is big rig-friendly and covers at least 1,500 square feet. Visitors can enjoy beachfront swimming, sports games, and a 25-foot trampoline. The campground is perfect for those who enjoy water sports, hiking, and the great outdoors.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station, laundry facility, and a playground

Berkshire Lake Campground

Berkshire Lake Campground sits on 80 beautiful acres of woods and has well over 300 campsites. The campground is within walking distance of the camp store, showers, and restrooms. The Party House Restaurant and Bar is the ideal place to purchase fabulous foods or drinks at the fully stocked bar.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Swimming pool and activity center

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What to Do at
Delaware State Park

Inside Delaware State Park

There are many things inside the state park, starting with the five hiking trails that connect the lakeshore with the four campsite areas. You'll be able to observe the transecting meadows, wetlands, and woodland areas. After your long hike, take a dip in the 800-foot public beach swimming area or relax on the sandy beach and take in the rays. The huge reservoir features three boat ramps where visitors can launch a boat and try their luck at catching smallmouth bass, crappie, muskie, and largemouth bass. Wildlife watching, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and disc golf are few other activities inside the state park. 

Outside Delaware State Park

There is just as much outside the state park as there is to do inside of it. Mexican, Italian, and American restaurants are only a few of the meal opportunities. There are plenty of shopping malls in the area to get all your necessities. The area outside the state park also has many attractions and entertainment options. 

Restaurants

The Warehouse Delaware

Treat yourself to the delicious authentic Italian foods found at The Warehouse Delaware. All Italian dishes are made from scratch, including ravioli, lasagna, and other pasta dishes.

Type: Italian

Location: 1003 U.S. Highway 23 North, Delaware, OH 43015

1808 American Bistro

1808 American Bistro is tucked along Winter Street in the heart of historic Delaware. The bistro offers superb American dishes with an occasional twist. Handmade cocktails with fresh-squeezed ingredients are also served here.

Type: American

Location: 29 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Mi Cerrito Mexican Restaurant

Mi Cerrito Mexican Restaurant is an excellent place to eat real authentic Mexican food ranging from fajitas and tacos to a bean burrito.

Type: Mexican

Location: 19 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Amato’s Woodfired Pizza

Try a deliciously handcrafted and wood-fired pizza with a traditional Italian style. Amato’s Woodfired Pizza is topped with homemade sauces with fresh and natural ingredients.

Type: Italian

Location: 6 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Son of Thurman

Thurman's fourth generation continues to serve the family's famous burgers, wings, and subs at Son of Thurman. Other items like pizza, salads, and vegetarian menu options are also offered.

Type: American

Location: 51 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Shopping

Delaware Shopping Center

Delaware Shopping Center is about nine miles north of the state park. There are several restaurants, a discount store, a salon, and a bank.

Location: 61 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Toujours Unique Boutique

Toujours Unique Boutique is a consignment shop where you can make someone's used garments a new treasure in your closet. Accessories are also available here.

Location: 8 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Tanger Outlets Columbus

Tanger Outlets Columbus has a number of retail shops to explore, making it the ideal place to get your retail fixation fulfilled. Outside of name-brand stores, ATMs, bike racks, and electrical vehicle stations are conveniently situated throughout the premises.

Location: 400 South Wilson Road, Sunbury, OH 43074

The Greater Gouda

Various gift food items are available at The Greater Gouda, including a farmstead breakfast feast and Santa's midnight snack. Various wines are also available at this shop.

Location: 12 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

Kroger

A Kroger grocery store is conveniently located within a short 11-mile drive from the state park, making it perfect for getting all your grocery necessities. A gas station, bank, and other options are on-site.

Location: 801 North Houk Road, Delaware, OH 43015

Sightseeing

Richard M. Ross Museum

Enrich your mind with various art exhibits, including permanent collections by Frank Stella, Alfred Stieglitz, and Pablo Picasso. The Richard M. Ross Museum also displays the artwork of the students who are beginning their careers in the art community.

Location: 60 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015

ZipZone Outdoor Adventures

Step into a new open-air journey at ZipZone Outdoor Adventures. All zip line tours are guided by one of the many professional staff members. There is a one to two-hour tour geared just for kids from 4 to 7 years of age. There are five diverse courses to choose from with well over 60 different challenging elements for those who are 7 and up.

Location: 7925 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43235

Wyandot Popcorn Museum

If you love popcorn, check out the amazing Wyandot Popcorn Museum. Popcorn wagons and peanut roasters dating back to the turn of the century are displayed under the colorful circus tent. Since 1982, this museum has been a great place for folks of all ages. The adjoining popcorn museum is located in Holland, Ohio.

Location: 169 East Church Street, Marion, OH 43302

Magic Mountain Fun Center

Take your kids on an amazing adventure of excitement at the Magic Mountain Fun Center. If your family is into sports, have them try out the batting cages. An interactive arcade, bumper cars, go-karts, and bumper boats are just a few activities that the whole family can enjoy here. There is no admittance or parking fee; you only pay for what you decide to do at this wonderfully fun center.

Location: 8350 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

With 10,000 animals in six distinct regions, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a recreational complex that also educates its visitors. The exotic animals living here have adapted well to their new zoo environment and are familiar with tourists passing through. Parking fees and admission are required to enter the zoo and aquarium.

Location: 4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

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How to Get to
Delaware State Park

When traveling from Delaware, Ohio, you'll need to head east on Marysville Road/West William Street toward North Sandusky Street. Continue to follow West William Street before turning left onto North Union Street. Go a small distance and turn right onto East Central Avenue. Merge left onto US23 North toward Marion. Follow for about 5.5 miles, and then turn right into Delaware State Park. 

Entering Delaware State Park

Delaware State Park is conveniently open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0

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