Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA

Open April 1 - October 31

Reserve: 800-562-0792

Info: 740-928-0706


4460 Walnut Road, SE

Buckeye Lake, OH 43008

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Check-in: 12:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm


Check-in: 4:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

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Campground Events

April 2016

Apr 1 - 30, 2016

Attention all parents---Make sure your child  (ages 3 thru 17)  wears a wristband. This is required to participate in any campground activities and access to any onsite activity.

April brings our off-season rates as we are making improvements on our campground.  All season enjoy Fire Truck rides and movies on Friday nights as weather permits. Starting on May 7 breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday in the Breakfast Cafe from 8 AM until 10 AM. Also, the jumping pillow will be free for all kids 3-17 all the time.  Kids also get 1 free pedal cart ride and one free game of golf per campground stay.

Every Friday evening (Weather Permitting) there will be a kids movie in the Large Pavilion on our big screen, Pop and Popcorn are available $.  Memorial day to Labor Day Hamburgers, Hot Dogs $ on Friday night. Ice Cream socials $ are each Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM.

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Wine and Cheese Party: April 30

Apr 29 - 30, 2016

Back by popular demand, all our seasonal adult family members, employees, and all the adults in the campground are invited for a wine tasting and cheese party on Saturday evening. Saturday afternoon will be activities for the kids, plus the fire truck rides and movie night on Friday night.

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Celebrate Mother's Day! May 6-8

May 6 - 8, 2016

Bring Mom and treat her to all that we have this weekend, "just for Mothers". At present special plans are in process for this special weekend.

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The Big Weekend! May 13-15

May 13 - 15, 2016

National "Come Camp and Care with us Day" All $ raised this weekend are for kids with cancer! With advance reservations you pay for Friday, May 13th and get Saturday, May 14th for $10.00 donation to KOA Care Camps for Kids with cancer. There will be ice cream social, pancake breakfast, Chinese Auction, Lots of fun and for a great cause!

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Dinosaur Days May 20-22 Photo

Dinosaur Days May 20-22

May 20 - 22, 2016

Kids learn all about Dinosaurs. Come see what we have in store for you with all the visiting Dinosaurs!!! There will be a potluck dinner Saturday evening.  Each camper bring a dish to share and the campground will provide the meat and beverage.  Enjoy ice cream social $, Fire Truck rides, and movie on Friday night.

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Memorial Day Weekend: May 27-30

May 27 - 30, 2016

Our 14th annual Kids Dog Show and Parade. Kids bring Fido or Fifi and show off their new tricks or cute costumes. Prizes awarded. This is all in fun, no serious competition.  Enjoy ice cream social ($), fire truck rides and movie on Friday night. Breakfast will be served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. Fun for all!

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Construction Weekend June 3-5

Jun 3 - 5, 2016

Kids, join us as we learn all about construction-shovel, It Fix It, Build It, Dump It!  Movie on Friday night, fire truck rides Friday and Saturday nights.

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50's Weekend and Car Show June 10-12

Jun 10 - 12, 2016

Come dressed like the 50's, bobby socks, slicked back hair, t-shirts and enjoy games, a real antique car show located at Buckeye Lake KOA, (beautiful cars and trucks) 50's music plays Saturday night at the car show from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. Enjoy fire truck rides, root beer floats ($). Also, participate in the watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest and other 50's games.

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Father's Day Weekend June 17-19

Jun 17 - 19, 2016

Kids are free this weekend, Kids make something for Dad for Father's Day on the 18th. On Sunday Dad's get a free pancake breakfast as long as the kids eat too!

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Pirate Weekend: June 24-26

Jun 24 - 26, 2016

Ahoy mates!! Join us for a treasure hunt and games dealing with pirates. Try not to "walk the plank" Fire truck rides and a movie on Friday night.

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Celebrate the 4th on July 1-4

Jul 1 - 4, 2016

The Buckeye Lake Annual fireworks display will be Sunday evening July 3rd. Kids will build their own car to race from top to bottom. Adults will be there to handle any machine sawing and sanding. The great race will be on our computerized track, so kids, don't miss this fun experience. Trophies will be awarded! This is for both boys and girls. Parents can build a car and race in the parent division. There will be a bike decorating contest, (decorations furnished) ice cream social, site decorating contest (you bring your decorations).  Kids don't forget to bring your bikes to decorate. Prizes will be awarded. There is a 3-night minimum. Ice cream social, Fire Truck rides. Lots going on, don't miss all the fun!!

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Hawaiian Weekend: July 8-10

Jul 8 - 10, 2016

Pack your grass skirt and join us for some island fun KOA style. Make flower leis, pineapple eating contest. Fire truck rides, and an Ice Cream Social ($).

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Western Weekend July 15-17

Jul 15 - 17, 2016

Pack your western attire and come enjoy activities dealing with the cowboys and cowgirls of the ole' west. There will be games and prizes and crafts, fire truck rides an ice cream social ($).

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Backwards Weekend: July 22-24

Jul 22 - 24, 2016

Everything is done backwards this weekend. Wear your clothes backwards, Games played backwards. There will be prizes awarded!

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Super Soaker Weekend July 29-31 Back by popular demand!

Jul 29 - 31, 2016

Be prepared to get wet! ALL DAY ON SATURDAY!! Bring your big soaker water guns or buy them in the store. Look for the yellow shirts! Enjoy the fire truck ride while getting wet and wetting everyone else. The Buckeye Lake Fire Department will be on hand with their water hose in the activity field. WET FIRE TRUCK RIDES!!  Fire truck rides and ice cream social ($). We all (adults and kids) have a wet and wonderful fun time!!!

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Chocolate Lovers Weekend: August 5 - 7

Aug 5 - 7, 2016

Kids, slip n' slide in chocolate (make sure you wear your swimsuits), indulge dipping cake, strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and graham crackers in the chocolate fountain ($), and chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Fire truck rides and a chocolate ice cream social ($). You will get your chocolate fix this weekend!!

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Mopar Weekend: August 12 - 14

Aug 12 - 14, 2016

Mopar Nationals Weekend Back by Popular Demand! Join the "Supercruise on Rt 79" on Saturday night. After the track closes at 6pm, the cruise starts at Tri County dealership in Heath, stopping at Coughlin Dealership, then Buckeye Lake State Park, and ending at Buckeye Lake KOA. Each place will have food $ and entertainment and places to park your car. At the campground we will have "The Diamond Brothers" bank (famous local 50's music band) and Food $ at our activity field from 7:30 until 10:30. All makes and models are Welcome. More details and map to be forthcoming. We will have an activity on Saturday afternoon for the kids. 3 night minimum for this weekend.

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Field Game Weekend  August 19-21 Photo

Field Game Weekend August 19-21

Aug 19 - 21, 2016

Be prepared for the unexpected, all kinds of crazy games this weekend!  Ice Cream social $ and Fire Truck rides, too.

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Parents and Kids Weekend

Aug 26 - 28, 2016

Calling all parents and kids, ice cream eating contest, relay contests, Tye Dye, doing fun stuff together.  Ice Cream social $ and Fire Truck rides, too.

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"KOA Kids Day" Labor Day Weekend: September 2-5

Sep 2 - 5, 2016

Bring items for a Chinese auction for Sunday afternoon. Raising $ for kids with cancer. Homemade items are the best! All proceeds go to KOA Care Camps for kids with cancer. Come and participate for a good cause! Another NEW added attraction for this weekend. There will be a reenactment of WWII the period before the Normandy invasion at the campground.  Approximately 50 to 60 people will be participating in this reenactment. Part of the actors will be Americans and part will be representing Germans.  All uniforms, tents and their equipment will be of that period. This will be all weekend.  Please tell others about this added attraction of our country's history that will be presented at Buckeye Lake KOA!!  Fire truck rides. Ice cream social ($). 50/50. Breakfast will be served on Saturday, Sunday and Monday a.m. ($).

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Value Card Rewards Weekend September 16 -18

Sep 16 - 18, 2016

For those campers who have a Value Card, you can pay for Friday night and get Saturday night free!!! You have to possess a KOA Value Card to participate in the free night offer. Ice Cream social $ and Fire Truck rides, too. Breakfast will be offered on Saturday and Sunday as well $.

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Soup and Chilli Cookoff September 23-25

Sep 23 - 25, 2016

Make sure you practice on your chilli or soup recipe in order to win the Golden Ladle Award for 2016. ,Calling all cooks, this is your time to shine!

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Fall In Ohio

Oct 7 - 9, 2016

Kids Enjoy Pumpkin Painting, Ice Cream social $ and Fire Truck rides, too.

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Haunted Halloween - October 14-16

Oct 14 - 16, 2016

Haunted Halloween !! Enjoy Haunted Hay wagon ride, site decorating contest, Trick or Treating, pumpkin painting, costume contest, caramel apples $, Also, on Sunday 16th enjoy our very own 15th annual Dick Leindecker Car Show held on the campground on Sunday from 11am til 4pm sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Firefighters Association. Last year we had 80 cars. Food will be available $

Note....These are special event weekends, so Holiday cancellation policies apply.

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2nd Haunted Halloween - October 21 - 23

Oct 21 - 23, 2016

Our 2nd Haunted Halloween weekend is just like the week before, except without the car show. Fire Truck and Ice Cream Social too!

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Last weekend to camp and Fall in Ohio

Oct 28 - 30, 2016

The "Buckeye Bounders" RV Club will join us for the weekend.  Last Weekend to camp!!  See you in 2017.

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