Delta Lake State Park Professional Review and Guide
"In the late eighteenth century, settlers established a small town just north of Rome, allegedly naming it for a bend in the Mohawk River that resembled the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. With the completion of the Black River Canal in 1850, the town prospered but a reservoir needed to end flooding in Rome spelled the end of Delta Lake in 1912. Today, the park and its campground occupy a peninsula that protrudes into that reservoir now stocked with bass, walleye, perch, bullhead, and northern pike. Campsites are divided into three loops with five comfort stations between them. Sites 72, 74, and 75 are handicapped accessible, while numbers 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 53, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, and 95 have water access. Choose one of these sites for the view and awake to the sounds of gulls, geese, and the occasional raucous murder of crows. The shower house is somewhat dated and a bit small for the number of campsites, and the showers, while they can be counted on for hot water, are small. There is a pay-per-load single washing machine outside. Note: Park authorities warn that Delta Lake State Park shelters “a large and active population of raccoons.” Always secure food properly, and never attempt to attract or harass wildlife."