Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA

4460 Walnut Road, SE

Buckeye Lake, OH 43008

Reserve: 800-562-0792

Info: 740-928-0706

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Camp for $10 on May 9!

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 85' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/23 - 9/2)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)

Unique Amenities

Campground Activities

Kampground activities: Photo

Kampground activities:

  • Planned activities and crafts on selected weekend
  • Fire Truck rides on our vintage fire truck
  • Ice Cream socials
  • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings,  Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekends
  • Dinners on selected weekends
  • Music & dancing on selected weekends
  • Awesome Halloween Weekends the entire month of October
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Buckeye Lake/Surrounding area activities:

  • Golf
  • Fishing, boating, skiing, swimming on Buckeye Lake (Pre-Arranged)
  • Boat ride/tour on Buckeye Lake
  • Discount outlet shopping
  • Hiking & bike trails (in Licking County Parks)
  • Drag racing
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Zoo
  • Museums
  • See Buckeye Lake attractions or check with our Guest Services.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
April 2015 Photo

April 2015

Apr 1 - 30, 2015

Attention all parents---All children ages 3 thru 17 must obtain a wristband at registration and wear it. 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. . Weekends enjoy Fire Truck rides and movies on Friday nights as weather permits. Starting on May 10 breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday in the Breakfast Cafe. 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.

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Wine and Cheese Party:  April 25 Photo

Wine and Cheese Party: April 25

Apr 24 - 26, 2015

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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The Big Weekend! May 8-10: KOA Care Camps Photo

The Big Weekend! May 8-10: KOA Care Camps

May 8 - 10, 2015

Yes, with advance reservations, you pay for Friday, May 8th regular rate and get Saturday, May 9th for a donation of $10.00 to KOA Care Camps for Kids with cancer. You get this deal with advance reservations for this weekend only. You also get 10% off with a Value Card. Ice cream social Friday night $ and movie. Pancake breakfast $ Saturday morning. All $ collected are for the kids with cancer. On Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a Chinese Auction. So bring things that are new, homemade or slightly used. Enjoy an ice cream social ($) on Saturday.  Donations to KOA Care Camps are appreciated. These donations help kids with cancer go to summer camp. This is what this weekend is about - HELPING KIDS WITH CANCER! Call early for your reservation because the campground will fill up. What a Deal! On Sunday morning, Mothers get a free pancake breakfast for Mothers Day.

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Memorial Day Weekend:  May 22-25 Photo

Memorial Day Weekend: May 22-25

May 22 - 25, 2015

Our 13th 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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Dinosaur Days May 29-31 Photo

Dinosaur Days May 29-31

May 29 - 31, 2015

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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Meet Your Hosts

The Grosecloses

"We want to give our guests the best service at a competitive price to ensure they have a great camping experience."

You'll see plenty of experience at work when you visit the Buckeye Lake KOA Kampground.

The Buckeye Lake KOA is the second campground owned by Mike and Shirley Groseclose. They purchased Buckeye Lake KOA in 2003, after owning and operating the Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA Kampground in Mississippi for 7 years.

Before purchasing their first campground, Mike was a regional services manager at a computer cash register company for 20 years, and Shirley was the manager of a credit union for 17 years.

"We're really proud of what we are able to do for our campers during their stays with us," says Shirley. "We want to give our guests the best service at a competitive price to ensure they have a great camping experience."

Mike and Shirley married since 1970 have two grown sons, Jeff (Married to Allison Hoit Groseclose), retireing in 2014 with 20 years service as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and David (Married to Susan Hicks Groseclose w/3 sons, Luke, Zachary, and Isaac) an Engineer for NASCAR in Concord, NC.. When they aren't working hard to keep their campers happy, Mike and Shirley can be found traveling and visiting friends and family and taking their 1954 Lincoln Street Rod to Car Shows.

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