Recreation Areas around Worthington

Alum Creek Lake

A visitor center provides information for many of the 2.5 million visitors to this 3387 acre lake.

Driving 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 Center.

Deer Creek Lake

Boaters enjoy unlimited horsepower on Deer Creek Lake. In the summer, this 1,277-acre lake is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. Additional facilities on the project include a marina, swimming beach, shooting range, archery range and horse trails.

Driving Directions

From I-71 take Exit 84, then Route 56 East. Then take State Route 207 South, follow signs to Dam and Visitor Center. From US 23 take US 22 West, then take State Route 207 North, follow signs to Dam and Visitor Center.

Delaware Lake

Delaware Lake offers Corps, State Park and State Wildlife Area recreational opportunities.

Driving Directions

Delaware Dam is located about 4 miles north of the city of Delaware, Ohio. From Delaware, take US 23 north to the dam and Project Office.

North Branch Kokosing River Lake

The North Branch of Kokosing Lake has lake front camping. A small, quiet (154 acre) fishing lake has a 10-hp limit. Located 1.5 miles from Fredericktown, off OH 13.

Driving Directions

Kokosing Lake is about 15 minutes north of Mount Vernon and just west of Fredericktown, Ohio. From Fredericktown, access to the dam is via State Route 13 north to Waterford Road. The dam is located on the right about 2 miles from the Waterford Road and Route 13 junction. Kokosing Campground and picnic areas are also on the right just off Waterford Road about 1/2 mile further.