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Old 05-31-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Anyone know of any GREAT camp sights near Columbus Ohio with good fishing lakes? Thanks

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Old 05-31-2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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Anyone know of any GREAT camp sights near Columbus Ohio with good fishing lakes? Thanks

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Old 05-31-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
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Try Buckeye Lake KOA, just across street from Buckeye Lake. Nice campground, and not a bad drive into Columbus.
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:44 PM   #4
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You could also try Alum Creek, just north of Columbus with a good sized fishing lake.
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Being from here & having been to both & I'd pick Alum Creek over Buckeye Lake KOA. Alum Creek SP has really nice campsites, a HUGE lake, beach & marina. There's always lot of people fishin at Alum, on the main as well as tucked in the coves. There's even a restaurant there, although we haven't been to it. There are only 3 full h/u's in Alum (& they are short pads), but there are lots of other electric only sites that are quite roomy & well separated from neighboring campsites. Don't know about the fishin at Buckeye Lake, but the KOA is quite cozy (meaning sites very close together) & has a nasty mosquito problem in the summer due to the slow creek that runs through it. They have a nice pool & mini golf. If you're wanting a CG with w/e or w/e/s hookups close to Alum, try Cross Creek (entrance on same road about 1/8 mile away). CC was rated in the top 100 by Trailer Life. There's a nice pool, playground & snack house there. Showerhouse is small but really clean. Plus, you'd still have the advantage of being very close to Alum for fishing. There's also a bunch of places to eat within 10 minutes of both Alum & Cross Creek at the 36/36 & 71 interchange.
There's also fishing at Hoover & Delaware Reservoirs. Both of which are about 10-12 miles away from the Alum/CC area.
Oh yeah, prices. Low $20's for electric at the state park, mid-$30's for CC & probably close to $40 for the KOA.
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I've stayed at Buckeye Lake KOA twice and had a good experience both times except for the mosquitos. We were assigned a site in the 131-148 row of sites. These are all pull-thru sites and I consider them adequate size for almost any RV. I was able to even park my truck in front of my TT and not stick out into the street. You might try asking for a site in this row if you make a reservation.

While the campground itself has no fishing, Buckeye Lake SP is just a short drive away.

I paid $35.00/night when I was there in 2003, so it's probably in the $40.00-$50.00 range today.
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:26 AM   #7
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We stayed at Buckeye Lake last month and thought it was just fine.

For geological oddities, Buckeye Lake has what might be the world's only floating island. The lake was a glacial bog that was dammed in the 1830s as a canal feeder. When the water level rose, 50 acres of bog went up with it. Today is has srunk to about 19 acres and is called Cranberry Island. They still get an annual crop of cranberrys off it. Being fragile, it is only open to the public one day a year.

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