Buckeye Lake


Buckeye Lake

Town(s): Buckeye Lake OH, Millersport OH, Thornville OH
Local Name: Buckeye Lake

Size: 3100 acres
Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, See Comments
Boating Comments: Buckeye Lake Dam Status - In an effort to increase safety awareness and promote recreational opportunity at Buckeye Lake, ODNR is changing its boating rules for Buckeye Lake. Included among the changes, a lakewide No Wake Zone designation for all powered watercraft on Buckeye Lake has been established along with a newly created Speed Zone where boats may be operated above idle speed only between sunrise and sunset. Get details on the ODNR Division of Engineering's website.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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BUCKEYE LAKE is a wonderful and coveted public community that is Ohio’s oldest state park! Located within 1 hour of Columbus and Zanesville, this vibrant and historical lake community gives residents full access to a wonderfully complete Lifestyle of Lake Front Living!

LAKE/MARINA/ – Encompassing 3100 acres of beautiful water, this historical lake is home to some of the best fishing and boating activities in the state. With no limit on horsepower; jet skiing, tubing and cruising on the lake have become popular activities for high speed vessels! Anglers enjoy catching large quantities of catfish, crappie, and hybrid stripers among others with several bass tournaments held each year; and with an average depth of 6 feet, Buckeye Lake is perfect for ice skiing and fishing. For the convenience of all boaters a full service marina is located on the west side of the lake, and for boat lovers and enthusiasts they can join the prestigious Buckeye Lake Yacht Club; equipped with and indoor swimming pool, additional private docks, fine dining, entertainment events, and of course the opportunity to participate in monthly boat racing events and seminars including the annual Classic Boat Regatta!

HARBOR HILLS GOLF COURSE – Located on the North side of the Lake lies Harbor Hills Country Club which contains one of the most well maintained 9 hole golf courses in the area with an “open to the public” guest policy.

BEACHES/ AMENITIES – The Lake has 3 public beaches open to public swimming, along with 4 picnic areas open for reservation and several more mini-shelters on a “first come, first serve” basis. Buckeye Lake also boasts a state of the art camp grounds with recently updated facilities. Placed around the Lake are several restaurants and dining options, including the local hotspot Papa Boo’s!   

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS - Just North of Buckeye Lake on Canal Road lies Hebron Fish Hatchery, and as one of the Division of “Wildlife’s Watchable Wildlife Areas” and over 250 species of birds recorded, the Hatchery attracts bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts from across the state. Other local attractions include Flint Ridge Memorial, and The Great Circle Earthworks, formerly known as the Mound builders State Memorial, both near Newark and operated by the Historical Society, with the Earthworks being part of the largest system of connected geometric earthworks in the world.

Waterfront homes range from $60,000 from $200,000 for channel front, and from $200,000 to 1 million for homes on the main lake. Prices depend mostly on condition and location.

Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species:

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: 9 Public ramps.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: Unknown