Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA

Easy on and off Interstate 70 (1.5 miles from interstate), with no highway noise.

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We are the closest KOA to Columbus, Ohio, Ohio state fairgrounds, Ohio State University, Denison University, German Village and National Trails/NHRA race track.

Come and relax in our park-like setting with lots of trees and open space. We are an easy on and off from Interstate 70 (1.5 miles from interstate), but we don't have highway noise. Enjoy our long, level shady pull-through sites, ideal for big rigs or smaller campers. We have fifteen cozy, sleeping Camping Cabins or Four full-service Deluxe Cabins complete with kitchen and bathroom waiting for you and your family. If you prefer being out with nature, we have a large, shaded primitive tent area. All sites have easy access to 3 bathroom/shower facilities. Camp with all the amenities in our Deluxe big rig sites complete with patio furniture, Fire ring, patio light, swing, large stamped concrete patio, grill, wifi, cable or satellite accessible. This is a beautiful family campground situated on 40 acres.

Let Fido take you for a walk in our "Bark Park". This is an enclosed area for our 4-legged campers complete with agility structures for those pets that want to exercise more than walking. Also, we have professionally structured mini golf, shuffleboard courts, and playground equipment. We also have a jumping pillow, basketball goal, horseshoes, pedal carts, swimming pool, large game room, Gem Mine, and Sand Volleyball court. Look at our Events to see our themed weekends and what we have planned for you.

Easy day trips to Ohio's Amish country, AMA Museum, Columbus Zoo and more.

Our entire staff is ready to greet and meet you. Come create memories in Central Ohio at our President's & Founder's Award Winning KOA.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 85' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/2)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio™ and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio™
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

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Local Area

Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum

At the museum they have memorabilia about the Buckeye Lake area and the Amusement Park that once called Buckeye Lake home.

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* The Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo is central Ohio's most popular attraction and one of America's most renowned zoos, (Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus) open 365 days a year.

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* The Wilds

The Wilds is a 10,000 acre preserve for endangered animals from around the world.

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COSI

COSI offers an incredible experience for the entire family, no matter what age. There are lots of "hands on" exhibits. It will really "WOW" you.

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Campground Awards and Programs

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