Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $48.00
Well marked park with long narrow spaces for big rigs. Sites and roads in the park are gravel and level. Sites have large shady trees that have been trimmed. 2 dog parks - a large one and a small one. Cable TV and Wi-Fi for 1 device included. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rate reflects 10% VKR discount. Stayed one night only but would've stayed longer if we had the time. Nice park worth the price. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $49.00
This campground is over-priced for what you get. Our site was gravel and level. The utilities were convenient. If we had had neighbors, the campsite would have seemed very small. We looked out on a seasonal campsite that looked run down. There were tons of empty sites, and we weren't sure why we had to be stuck next to this eye sore. The Wifi didn't work. The water had a terrible mineral taste - we unhooked the water in the morning and remade our coffee with water we had on-board. My husband tested the water, although it was chlorinated, the conductivity was over 800. Normal tap water is usually between 200-300. There are lots of games and activities for kids. The campground is in close proximity to Buckeye Lake which would also draw families. We were two seniors just getting off the road for the night, so these amenities didn't really apply to us. However, the campground gave us what we needed, a clean and safe place to stay for the night. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $58.00
The utilities are good and the pull-thru sites are long enough to allow the tow to stay hooked up. The bathrooms are very, very clean and nice. However, the mosquito problem overwhelms everything else. You cannot enjoy the outside part of your site. We would not stay here again. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Stayed here as an overnight stop while passing through. Campground is a mixture of tight pull-throughs on grass or gravel, shaded or in the open, along with tons of cabins and tenting sites. A few seasonals, but sites were clean looking. Staff was friendly, as were other campers. Restrooms and showers were clean, plenty of hot water, though the shower house in the back of the campground that I used was in a trailer with individual showers that could not be locked. Lots of amenities, nice pool, playground, shuffle board, game room, bouncing pillow, as well as planned activities for campers. Electric was good, water had a mineral taste to it, but Wi-Fi was terrible. It was slow and you could only connect one device per access code. Expensive for a stop over, but not far from the highway. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty typical KOA: overpriced and crowded. Road are very narrow and inconsiderate knuckleheads parked all over the place. I suppose that families with younger kids would have a good time here, as they make a pretty big effort to cater to that demographic. This particular park seemed to have quite a number of perms, which I found surprising. There were also a number of tent campers. Our gravel site was reasonably level. The Wi-Fi was slow to the point of being worthless. The cable TV was very limited in the amount of channels offered. Definitely not worth the amount paid. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $75.00
I've stayed here in the past and my reviews are the same. The campground is very nice with all the amenities you could want and things to do for the kids. The biggest downfall is the sites are very close together especially for full-hookup. Literally your campfire is next to your neighboor's sewer drain. I was actually a little worried that my one neighboor's fire was too close to my main slide out. If you want a little more space, then choose water & electric only but these sites are usually back-in. In the end a great place to stay if you don't mind being a little tight. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $55.00
Our rate reflects the KOA discount! Lovely park with lots of trees. However, our pull through was not. We could not pull out the following morning without unhooking. Our site was 70. Roads are level and easy to navigate. Lots of shade. We tend to avoid KOAs as they tend to be pricey. At $55 we had to pay $4 more for a second computer. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
This is a larger KOA and a good ‘destination’ park near Buckeye Lake. We were only there for an overnight stop. The sites were level and easy to enter and exit. There was an escort that drove us to our site. The store/office and bathrooms were clean and well maintained. There appear to be plenty of activities available (peddle cars, playground, pool, mini-golf, and more). There are also several seasonal sites at this park. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice KOA. Big clean pool. Big playground. Well stocked camp store. Great pizza restaurant within walking distance. Very clean place. The one negative that stood out was that I read over and signed more rules than I think I ever have anywhere else, but it wasn't enough to diminish their well deserved 10. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Campground Cabin.
Bring plenty of insect repellent with you to this one. The mosquitoes will eat you alive if you don't. Also be prepared for side by side hookups and don't try to use any electrical appliances with your air conditioner running or you may end up without power. When we arrived on our site the trailer in the next site was plugged into our electrical receptacle. Found out later, after power failed twice, that his power had been going off all week and he had been resetting the breaker several times each day and night. I called the office right away and they promised to send someone. There was only one man on duty and he had to escort an unexpected 18 new arrivals to their sites so it took him about an hour to come over and replace the breaker. I will say that any campground can have a bad day, and we were only here for one night. On the plus side, there is a separated row of sites along the far side of the CG for seasonals, but this results in all the short timers staying in two long rows of sites with side by side hookups. As East Coast campers we are used to paying a lot for not much, but we were still surprised to pay $54 for shared hookups. We'll keep driving and pass this one by next time. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Clean park with very friendly staff that escorted us to the pull through site. Easy in and out. Stayed for one night while traveling. Did not use Wi-Fi or showers. Close to interstate, but not noisy. Would stay here again. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Pretty decent KOA park. Excellent staff. Nice, well-stocked camp store. Seemed to be fairly well maintained. Sites too close together which is typical of KOA. I only use KOAs for a transient stopover and this park filled the need. I will say it was far too expensive. Had I not been tired, I would have kept driving and not paid the rate. I would camp here again if I were tired and need a place to stop and camp. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $55.00
Stayed one night...the prices are off the rocker...with the KOA discount of 10% it was $49.00 for a 30 AMP site. The campground was clean...lots of seasonals though and they were sqeezed together like sardines in a can. The pull through sites were facing each other...not much privay. I would not camp there again. The price is too high. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $78.00
Stayed here passing through on I-70. Very expensive but nice KOA. Sites were clean. Facilities were also clean. Sites were level. Wi-Fi was good. Would probably stay here again if the price was a little better. Many things to do for kids. More of a destination campground and not really an overnight. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.