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

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
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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 :)
Jul 26, 2014
Everything was great except for there was a ton of Mosquitos even in the daylight hours. They did spray one night but a little late. I do know that it has been an extremely wet summer. Other than that, perfect!
Jul 26, 2014
Great amenities, family friendly and really helpful staff. A wonderful place to bring the family. Sorry we couldn't stay longer
Jul 26, 2014
Had a good time. Everyone was very helpful. Mosquitos were bad. Need to spray. I think your rates are high and it makes it hard to stay longer.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry you had trouble with our mosquitoes, we don't like them either. The Health Department sprays for them every Thursday, unless it is raining. Check our Hot Deals for some reduced rates and always make a reservation for a $3 discount.
Jul 25, 2014
Had a Great Stay Thanks to all of you
Jul 25, 2014
Staff was friendly & helpful. Grounds are well kept & bathrooms are clean. Only downside was tiny campsite we were given. Our picnic table was literally up against our neighbor's rig. Having a campfire meant wedging our chairs in a small spot between the trailer and picnic table. Plenty of nice sites; just luck of the draw we got a small one.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Anytime you are not happy with your site we will do our best to select a more appropriate site.
Jul 25, 2014
You need to install PurpleMartin houses, the mosquitos were terrible.

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 25, 2014
Nice looking campground but a couple of major issues. The creek was a mosquito infested swamp, the extra money to not be in a buddy site was worthless, the sites were the same, and the showers were gross. They did have two fenced in pet areas which was nice, we just couldn't be outside because of the mosquitos. About 20 bites by the time we left.

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 25, 2014
Cost to high for retired persons only spending the night. Will go on to another KOA next time.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
We arrived by motorcycles looking for a place to pitch a tent just after the rain had subsided. I was extremely disappointed to find that a tent site with no electricity or water was $49 and change. It was so late and we were wet and tired, they offered me a 10% discount and we agreed. On the way to a very late dinner, I passed two different hotel chains that had $39.95 rooms with free breakfast.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

? I really don't know what to say about this one?
Jul 23, 2014
Had a great stay. We loved the campground. Only issue we had was our first spot. After the placed us we found that we had a 40 foot run for sewage hook and in another direction our water hook up was 45 foot away. Had to ask to move spot which they did. Hook ups should be in one spot.
Jul 23, 2014
my grandchildren had a blast, the fire engine ride is all my grandson talks about, to see his big smile during the r-priceless
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Campground was very Pleasant, except for the standing water all around causing a vey irritating mosquito problem
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
the place was really clean and well organized BUT, the retired security patrolling non stop was uncomfortable. they patrolled the park with carts and I felt like something was wrong and they were looking for reasons to scold people, the random pool police checks was odd, but maybe they get a lot of rowdy campers there. I'm sure they meant well. I guess id go back again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have nighttime security to assist guests after the store closes. He also sells firewood and ice and also helps guests that need to check-in after hours.
Jul 23, 2014
What I liked - the bathrooms had recently been renovated and were really nice (little surprised that they were locked with a code but maybe because a local bar was right outside the site?). What disappointed me? cabins VERY close together, and no fire pits.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

This obviously was not Buckeye Lake KOA, we do not have any restrooms with codes for the bathrooms. All of our Cabins and Deluxe Cabins have fire pits and charcoal grills.
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
We enjoy staying at Buckeye Lake, but find it very expensive in comparison to other campgrounds. They have lots of activities available, but all for additional money.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The only additional charge items are pedal bikes and the Mini Golf. Kids get the pillow, 15 min on pedal bikes and a round of golf free with registration. The pool, shuffleboard, horseshoes, giant checkers and chess Friday night movie, crafts on Saturday and playground are all free!
Jul 22, 2014
it was wonderful, very friendly and helpful staff.The only problem for us were the mosquito population.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for your 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 22, 2014
It is a lovely place. I enjoyed staying there. Very nice people.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, we always enjoy having nice people camping with us!
Jul 22, 2014
Nice campground, very clean. We stayed in a one room cabin. Mattresses are plastic and a little hard, we brought foam toppers which helped. We were planning to boat and fish on Buckeye Lake. The lake is terrible full of algae. We ended up driving to Alum creek everyday.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry for the inconvenience of having to drive, i am sure you know there is nothing we can do about Buckeye Lake, and it should be back to normal soon. We must use this kind of mattress so it can be cleaned.
Jul 21, 2014
Great facility. The restrooms, cabin / cottages options and grounds are top notch. I don't think I've ever seen a hair dryer or a flat screen streaming news in the restroom. The only minus is the one row of alternate parking when your looking at your neighbors entrance door and your picnic table and fire ring are side-by-side.

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