Campground Review: Delaware State Park
This was our first official state park campground and it certainly will not be our last. We loved our stay at Delaware State Park! We decided on this campground as it is the closest campground to my (Betsy) hometown of Waldo, Ohio. We tried staying here earlier in the year, but unfortunately it was already booked. Being late in the fall, the park does not take reservations and everything is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arriving in the middle of the week, we figured we would have no issues finding a site. That was the case and we had our pick of a bunch of sites upon arrival. The state park also has a beach area and an onsite marina which would be hot commodities in the summer months.
The sites are all well-maintained with paved sites, lots of green space, and plenty of trees for shade and privacy. The sites at Delaware State Park are electric only (30 & 50 amp). There is a dump station near the entrance to the campground and water is available near each bath house and in the cul-de-sac in each camping circle. So it does take a little prep in having a full fresh tank of water and a little water conservation to avoid having to dump the tanks during the middle of your stay. I like to think that builds character!
The only downside is the drive back to the campground. Once you enter Delaware StatePark you simply follow the signs to the camping area. It is about 3 miles back to the campground which seems like forever at 20 mph. However, once arriving it is lovely to be in such a remote area. Bravo for the great signage in Ohio State Parks - it is appreciated.