The best way to dream about summer is to stop dreaming and start making plans! With the trees filled out with leaves and the nights echoing with the sounds of crickets again, you know it’s time to take a break in the great outdoors.
An abundance of campgrounds are located throughout Delaware County, offering countless opportunities to explore. From rustic tent camping to sleek RVs, you’ll be able to find just the right campsite for your outdoor getaway!
For the Rough and Rugged
If camping to you means firelight, quiet, and just one piece of fabric between you and the stars, try Alum Creek State Park or Delaware State Park. With a 3,387-acre reservoir, the largest inland beach in the state, and 4,630-acres of fields and woodlands, Alum Creek offers boating, fishing, swimming, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. Delaware State Park entices visitors with its popular swimming beach, boating, and plenty of hiking and wildlife viewing. And if you absolutely need to plug in? All campsites do come with the option for electricity. We won’t tell!
For the Happy Mediums
Sure, you love the great outdoors, but what if your family appreciates a few more amenities with their overnight stay? Delaware County is home to several “inbetweener” campgrounds. Whitesands Campgrounds offers electric campsites and a swimming beach complete with crystal clear water, a rolling barrel, spinning tops, trapeze rings, diving boards, slides, and more. Berkshire Lake Campground offers 50 beautiful full-hookup sites just a short distance from a well-stocked store, restaurant, bar, pool, and activity center featuring a variety of fun family activities throughout the camping season, from ice cream parties, to live music, to pumpkin carving!
For the Shameless Glampers
If you think camping should be as luxurious as possible, you’re not alone! Why sweat it when you can just kick back and relax? Delaware County offers resort-style camping that brings an entirely different meaning to “roughing it.”
The Sunbury/Columbus KOA, formerly known as Autumn Lakes Campground, offers (are you ready?) a cafe, gaga ball, disc golf, heavy-duty workout room, “Bark Park,” community patio with flat-screen cable TV, a pool, splash park, gem mining, kayaking, giant inflatables, and more! And the best part? While the kids are getting exhausted participating in all these activities, mom can relax in true style at the Autumn Day Spa, one of the few day spas in the country located on site at a campground. How about a massage or pedicure before those s’mores?
For more information on how to get the most out of your summer outdoor activities, visit a full list of places to stay and things to do in Delaware County. We can’t wait for you to get your camp - or glamp - on.