Buckeye Lake, about 25 miles east of Columbus, was created in the 19th century as part of the Ohio and Erie Canal project. Now, it is 3,300 acres of recreation for boating, fishing, waterskiing and swimming. When you’re boating, pay attention to signs warning of shallow water. Not good for boats, but because the lake is shallow, it warms up fast in the spring, and you can get out on the water early in the season and bring in some nice largemouth bass
In the winter, the lake freezes and is used for ice skating, ice fishing, ice boating and cross-country skiing. During the hunting season, waterfowl blinds are alloted by lottery.
Buckeye Lake has the only known floating island in the U. S., Cranberry Island. As unusual are the carnivorous round-leaf sundew and pitcher plants growing there and the orchids. Mostly, as you may have guessed, the island is overflowing with cranberry plants that are in full bloom in June.
Buckeye Lake/Columbus East Koa
4460 Walnut Road
Buckeye Lake, OH 43008
Website: Buckeye Lake KOA