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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Campground Reviews

Aug 02, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
I arrived the day before the day before for my extended 4th of July stay, Mother Nature had just thoroughly given the park a wash down. I was escorted to my site, I had a water front location at no extra charge. The tent area picnic tables were still being washed as they were under water. All was good the next morning things were normal. Great stay great park and staff. Bob

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks Bob, words like yours are why we do it!
Aug 02, 2014
The Kamping Kabin was as clean and nice as any of the many we have stayed in and the location suited us as we were visiting friends that live a few miles from your KOA. Did not like your $6. charge if we wanted to show them the cabin. They are former campers that we met at a campground many years ago and would possibly try camping again via Kabin as they no longer have their 5th wheel.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our $6 visitor fee includes 1 hour free, just return to the office on your way out and we will refund your visitor fee. Also this fee gives you access to the entire campground all day, including the pool.
Aug 02, 2014
We had a wonderful stay and will definitely return. Our only issues were with the cable and wifi which worked sporadically. However, the staff was friendly and helpful and facilities well kept. Good job, Buckeye Lake KOA!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I hope you asked our staff for help with the cable, usually we can help straighten it out. The WIFI depends on the # of people on the system and is mostly for e-mails.
Aug 02, 2014
GREAT STAFF. NICE WALK ALONG THE WATERFRONT THANKS TO THE STAFF'S SUGGESTION. FUN TIME

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is a nice place for a walk!
Aug 01, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Aug 01, 2014
Clean and comfortable KOA. The staff was one of the best I have encountered in over 25 years of camping.
Aug 01, 2014
Please let campers with children know the miniature golf is not free but there is a cost.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

All children 17 and under get 1 round of mini golf free, 15 minutes on our pedal carts and free jumping pillow.
Aug 01, 2014
They need to do something about the mosquitos. You couldn't seat outside without being eat up.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The health department checks the grounds every Monday and sprays every Thursday night.
Jul 31, 2014
Nice campground...friendly people..rules for golf cart driver does not make sense....A 20 year old licensed driver cannot drive a golf cart in the camp ground without a 21 year old in the passenger seat.That one confused me!
Jul 31, 2014
Nice level campsites which are easy to pull into and out of. We just stayed one night this visit on our way home, but have stayed here many times before. We will be back
Jul 31, 2014
Great experience start to finish. Cabin, grounds very clean and well taken care of. Everyone extremely friendly & helpful. We'll be back!
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
The campground facitlites were ok - my biggest issue with this campground was being told that my 15 and 17 year old kids had to wear wrist bands around the campground. The other issue was being told that I would recieve this survey and they wanted me to give them a good rating. If you want a good rating have nice campground facitlites and treat people right, then you earn your good rating.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

As the owner, I use these bands for many things, from lost children to which children need a parent at the pool and for the free bike rentals and mini golf. In explaining about the survey, we only ask if you can't give us a 5/10 please talk to the owner or manager so we may try to fix the problem.
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
It was wonderful and the staff was so helpful. Thank you !!!!
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Stayed here once before in a horrendous rainstorm so wanted to see what it was like in better weather. Could not have been more pleased. Nice place, nice people.
Jul 30, 2014
Very welcoming. Given milk for the kids when there was none in the camp store! The place is very beautiful and full of activities for the kids. Very well kept and intelligently designed. One of the very best.
Jul 30, 2014
I could not have had a better experience at this KOA. When i first arrived I was warmly welcomed. The bathrooms were delightfully clean. I was fed breakfast in the morning and played putt putt in the evening. Then I took advantage of the firewood on site and kicked back and relaxed. Definitely coming back! Thank you KOA!
Jul 30, 2014
we were very disappointed that the pool was not open, and when we complained they seemed to not care at all

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

During your stay we had a Chlorine pump fail which caused too much chlorine to be added to the pool. We are sorry for the inconvenience. At the time, we weren't exactly sure what was going on and exactly when the pool could safely reopen. The pump was replaced and the pool is great now.
Jul 29, 2014
I've never been to a campground like this before. I couldn't believe how many activities there were for kids. We had so much fun and there were children everywhere! Bathrooms are spotless and the staff makes sure everyone is having fun and being safe at the same time. I can't wait to come back next year.
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Being a long time member, this last stay atBuckeye Lake,ohio just did us in. We made reservations on July 15th. For two nights, I spoke to Katelyn on Phone and we selected Cabin 4 due to Cabin 5 being not available. Checked in & was told #4 was assigned to someone else.switched by manager-why make reservations? Got mgr out off bed,by then close to 10pm-told her #1 was a shed/shack. Mold inside.
Jul 29, 2014
we had a very good experience. Thank you.
Jul 29, 2014
Nice wooded flat sites. Lots to do for kids and dog friendly.
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
The campground is really nice, but it is overpriced when it comes to extra kids. We paid $77 for one night (Sunday night [no special weekend activities] and after the KOA 10% discount). Unfortunately, the jumping pillow wasn't open and the hot water was lacking in the showers.
Jul 29, 2014
Sites are small and you end up with your next sites sewer line about 2 foot away from your picnic table. Creek near by is satanic and is breading grounds for miskitoes.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Yes the row you were in does have the sewer close to the table, this is due to the angle of the sites. We skip a site between sites to eliminate this problem. On Weekends, when we are full, this would be impossible. The creek is checked weekly by the Health Dept and there are no mosquito larvae.
Jul 29, 2014
$70 for one night is way beyond an appropriate fee. We've been on the road for 6 months and this was the most we ever paid. Tim Adams

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

This site was one of our Deluxe Patio sites. We have sites that would be suitable for your motorhome w/tow for $15 less per night. We always ask if you would like to try one, but there is always a lesser priced site available. There is also a $3 reservation discount.
Jul 28, 2014
We stay here every year for our family campout...and we always have a BALL! Rhonda and Alyce are ALWAYS so helpful and kind to all of us and we love coming here....so much for the kids to do and everyone loves the pool. Thanks for another great stay. See you next year!!
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
What a wonderful park, plenty of events for the kids to enjoy. I would stay there again.
Jul 28, 2014
Loved the owners and the staff was so nice. There were a lot of activities, but the only reason I didn't give a 5 was because of the mosquitoes, they were horrible and you couldn't spend to much time sitting outside before you were covered with them. The stream going through the campground was stagnate and was a breeding ground for them.
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
This campground was great! We especially liked the enclosed dog walk areas.
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Had a great overnight stay. Yellow shirts were nice and accommodating and the camp was well organized. Also had activities for the kids during our stay that added to the fun factor of the place. Thanks!
Jul 28, 2014
We were placed in a site that "shared" space with the other campsite. Fortunately (for them) they arrived first and pretty much took over the limited space. Very unlikely we will stay here again due to the size of the sites.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have a row of "Buddy" for those campers that would like to camp facing their friends. We try our best to only have someone you know facing you, as the park fills up sometimes we have to use these or a site without sewer.
Jul 28, 2014
My children had a wonderful time during Super Soaker weekend and the KOA staff was very nice!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We love Super Soaker Weekend too!!
Jul 28, 2014
The mosquitoes were really bad and the defogging didn't help. The problem was the stagnate water. Also with a daughter in a wheel chair paved roads would have been nice. Also sites were really small. Enjoyed the game room and shuffleboard and bathrooms were clean and staff was friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our County Health Department checks the creek and the entire campground weekly and has never found the creek area to be a problem. They also spray each Thursday night unless it is raining. We do everything they suggest to lessen the threat of the Mosquitoes.
Jul 26, 2014
Staff was kind and courteous - answered questions without hesitation. Many activities going on but we did not attend as just a one night stay while traveling. The only issue was pulling into site with 33 TT caused by a tree to close to sight. Not sure why we were put on a buddy site but awkward when other site was occupied  picnic tables side by side
Jul 26, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at Buckeye Lake KOA very much.The staff were all so friendly & very informative whenever asking questions. Our site was great situated right across from the rest rooms/showers & the pool area was lovely and relaxing. The only negative was the mosquito population which they are very aware of..bring a screen house along. We extended our stay since they gave us 1 free nite :)

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