Buckeye Lake, OH

Buckeye Lake is situated in three counties. Licking, Fairfield and Perry Counties. Buckeye Lake has an average depth of about 6 feet with a maximum depth of about 14 feet. It has a relatively flat bottom without much underwater woody cover.

Buckeye Lake is in Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties, approximately 23 miles east of downtown Columbus, 9 miles south of Newark, and 22 miles west of Zanesville. The lake is accessible from State Routes 79, 13, and 204.

It has 3,100 surface acres of water. Buckeye Lake State Park is Ohio's oldest state park. Camping, fishing, boating, birding, picnicking, area golf, swimming, full service marinas, and picnic areas provide a multitude of activities for the day or more visitor. Lake and nearby businesses are there to help make your stay more enjoyable by providing for your daily needs. Want more? Local communities give lake visitors a broad spectrum of fun events and attractions to see and experience while visiting the lake. When winter sets in and the ice is thick there is ice fishing, cross country skiing, ice sailing and ice fishing. ----Always check with local officials to make sure ice is safe) Come and enjoy!

--Always check with the correct local officials to make sure ice is safe--

Lake Amenities


Lake Information

Location: 23 miles east of Columbus and is accessible from State Routes 79, 13, and 204.