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Buckeye Lake, Ohio

Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA

Buckeye Lake, Ohio



4460 Walnut Road, SE
Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008
Phone: (740) 928-0706

Sites: 205
Recent Rate: $62 7/2016

Latitude: 39.928760472433
Longitude: -82.490490674973

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

69 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

We were out a month on this trip and this was the most over priced and rudest places we stayed. How it received the 2016 Presidents award is beyond us! The lady that took our reservation could have cared less if we stayed there or not and it was like playing 20 questions. The boys on their golf carts who 'escort' you to your site need some training and some manners. Several of the cabins there are COVERED with several inches worth of green moss and the Mosquitos were horrible - the worst we've encountered. We get that it's shady and whatever - however most of this comes down to maintenance; it didn't happen overnight or over the course of a week. There was standing water everywhere - thus the infestation of mosquitos. The sites are close together and the fire rings are dangerously close to vehicles. We were charged $62 instead of the posted $48 with no explanation. We requested a pull thru and didn't plan on unhooking since we were just passing thru. Well of course that didn't happen either - it seems we were charged a premium rate for pull thru (according to the golf cart kid) but the site was backwards. To stay hooked up we would have been over halfway out in the road and would have needed miles of hoses. He then tells us that 'maybe' he can find us a pull thru but we probably wouldn't have sewer. Really!?!? So we had to go thru the extra work of unhooking and hooking up.

Cable was good and wifi didn't work at all.

We would NOT stay here again; period. We would either stay at the truck stop, a Walmart, or just about anywhere else other than here. We spent the most closest to home and was the most disappointed! We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
152
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet park near Buckeye Lake. Management was great, good cable and wi-fi, level gravel pull thru site. plenty of room between sites. we would stay here again. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
pull thru
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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CamperSupport, employee at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you had a great stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed your campsite, the grounds, and our cable and wifi services. Thanks for your great review, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime!

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was level, and shaded. Fairly easy to get to from the freeway. Stayed here because it was closest to family. Price is too high for just over night stays. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 335
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $73.00
Overall Rating:      

Older KOA that has added a big rig pull through section. The section is easy to get to and leave and has a nice patio and chairs. Not sure $70 nice. However the park has a ton of stuff for families and children. So good park for a week or just one night when travelling through. We camped at Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
326
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Pizza Cottage next door delivers pizza.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $78.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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