General Campground Information

Store Hours

Open 9am to 6pm daily

Age Restrictions

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to rent any RV, tent or cabin. 
Guests under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by someone 14 or over at all times while on the property, especially in any buildings including the Game room and Pool area.

Outside Firewood

NO FIREWOOD MAY BE BROUGHT IN BY A GUEST - This Ohio State Law is in effect due to specific counties having specific tree pest infestations. This law includes National parks. You can view the law on Don'

Pool Hours

Our Heated Swimming Pool is open from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 10 am-8 pm 
Friday & Saturday 10 am-8 pm
Swim at your own risk; no lifeguard on duty.  

STATE LAW:  Children 13 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Management reserves the right to expel any guest from the pool enclosure.

Visitor Policy

Guests are welcome to have visitors at their site. Overflow Parking is available if your guest does not fit securely into your site's parameters. 
Guests must be registered at the office and receive a Visitor Car Pass which needs to be displayed in the windshield of the car.
Visitors are charged $6 per person for use of all KOA amenities including recreational activities and events.

Guests are responsible for their visitors; visitors must abide KOA policies and rules. Visitors are to vacate no later than 10PM.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours are from 11 pm to 8 am.

Please be considerate of fellow campers by abiding by KOA's and Buckeye Lake's local noise ordinance.

Check-In and Check-out times

Check-out for entire campground - 11am
Check-in for RV and Tent sites is 1pm
Check-in for all cabins is 4pm
If you wish to inquire about early check-in or late check-out for an additional fee outside your reservation window, please call the office at 740-928-0706 and IF your site is available we can accommodate the request.

Late Arrivals

Arriving After 6pm?
To the right of the office door, you will see a NIGHT REGISTRATION sign. Follow the sign - and on the side of the building, you will see the after-hours box. If you have a reservation, your guide map will have your name written on the top right corner of your map. If you are coming in sans reservation, please choose one of the envelopes on the right of the box with no name on it, fill out the envelope, place the envelope into the overnight slot, and follow the map to your site!

Pet Policy

All house pets are welcome, and no livestock permitted.
Please do not let your feline companions free-roam for their own safety, as we have plenty of strays and wildlife in the area.
Canine companions must be on leash/lead at all times unless in one of the KampK9 areas, are not permitted in tent sites or cabins (strictly enforced), and dogs are not to be left unattended outside your RV at any time.
Aggressive pets of any breed or size are not permitted. We don't blame the dog for behavioral issues but the safety and well-being of our other guests, human and animal are imperative. If your pet is showing aggression, you may be asked to vacate the animal from the park.
Last but not least, your pet is your responsibility - please be sure to pick up after your pet including in the off-leash KampK9s.

Parking Policy

Your vehicles must fit within the parameters of your site. Overflow parking is available for no additional charge - please see a team member or the office if overflow is needed. 
Boat parking is available for no additional charge. Boats are not permitted to be parked at your site unless they fit within your site parameters.
No one may park in an open site nor on any roadway, so as not to inconvenience any other guest. (enforced)

Meet Your Hosts

Our goal is to make sure our campers have the best time, every time.

The Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA is operated by Team Outsider, a leading provider of campground management services nationwide. With world-class customer service and a growing community of guests, we strive to create destinations with consistently exceptional facilities and to provide an experience that allows our guests to have the best time, every time. Our dedicated team members come from around the world. Talented and versatile, we wear many hats – from front desk and reservations, to property maintenance, and s'more. We are passionate about hospitality, the outdoors, and constantly getting better at what we do. If you're interested in experiencing our hospitality first-hand or joining our team, we'd love to meet you.