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Buckeye-Lake is a village located on the shores of a lake by the same name in central Ohio. The population of the village is approximately 3,000. Buckeye Lake is Ohio's oldest state park and has long been a popular tourist destination for the state. The lake was constructed in 1826 as part of a canal system built to provide interconnecting waterways for the state. With the arrival of the railroads, the canal system became outdated and many miles of canals were abandoned. The feeder lakes that were created to provide water for the canals were turned into public parks. By 1900, Buckeye Lake was a popular tourist spot with several amusement parks and lots of cottages surrounding the lake. In 1949, it became an official state park. The 3,100-acre lake is a very popular boating lake, allowing unlimited horsepower, along with sailboats, canoes, pontoons and rowboats. There are 3 public swimming beaches and four picnic areas located at Buckeye Lake. Anglers fish the lake for perch, bluegill, crappie, muskellunge, largemouth bass and catfish. In the winter, the lake is used for ice skating, ice fishing and cross country skiing (weather permitting.) Nearby attractions include the Hebron Fish Hatchery, Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, and Dawes Arboretum.

Surrounding areas: Newark, Ohio (9.4 mi), Rushville, Ohio (11.9 mi), Gahanna, Ohio (22.3 mi), Zanesville, Ohio (24.3 mi), Westerville, Ohio (27.6 mi), Columbus, Ohio (28.0 mi), Upper Arlington, Ohio (31.5 mi)

Buckeye Lake Vacation Rentals

Buckeye Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Dukes Inn MotelBuckeye Lake, OH (740) 929-1015
Amerihost Inn & Suites122 Arrowhead BlvdHebron, OH2.2 mi.(740) 928-1800
Star Lite Motel1342 Hebron RdHeath, OH5.7 mi.(614) 522-3207
Hampton Inn Heath/Newark1008 Hebron RdHeath, OH6.4 mi.(740) 788-8991
Holiday Inn Express773 Hebron RdHeath, OH6.9 mi.(740) 522-0770
Quality Inn733 Hebron RdHeath, OH7.0 mi.(740) 522-1165
Cherry Valley Lodge2299 Cherry Valley RdNewark, OH8.1 mi.(740) 788-1200
Cherry Valley Lodge1011 Franklin AveHeath, OH8.2 mi.(740) 788-1310
Courtyard Newark500s Highland BlvdNewark, OH8.9 mi.(740) 344-1800
Holiday Innexpress And Suites13300 Reynoldsburg BaltimorePickerington, OH14.3 mi.(614) 575-9900
Lennox Inn13700 Reynoldsburg BaltimoreReynoldsburg, OH14.3 mi.(614) 861-7800
Best Western Lancaster Inn1858 Memorial Dr NLancaster, OH15.9 mi.(740) 653-3040
Hampton Inn Lancaster2041 Schorrway DrLancaster, OH15.9 mi.(740) 654-2999
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1861 Riverway DrLancaster, OH16.1 mi.(740) 654-4445
Amerihost Inn Lancaster1721 River Vly Cir NLancaster, OH16.6 mi.(740) 654-5111
Arborgate Inn1327 Riv Vly BlvdLancaster, OH16.6 mi.(614) 755-6230
Country Inn & Suites Columbus East2806 Taylor RdReynoldsburg, OH16.6 mi.(614) 861-8888
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Columbus East2826 Taylor Rd SWReynoldsburg, OH16.6 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn Columbus East1890 Winderly LnPickerington, OH16.8 mi.(614) 864-8383
Best Western Executive Suites Columbus East1899 Winderly LnPickerington, OH16.9 mi.(614) 860-9804
Super 8 Motel2055 Brice RdReynoldsburg, OH18.9 mi.(614) 864-3880
Best Western Columbus East2100 Brice RdReynoldsburg, OH19.0 mi.(614) 864-1280
La Quinta Inn2447 Brice RdReynoldsburg, OH19.0 mi.(614) 866-6456
Red Roof Inn Reynoldsburg2448 Brice RdReynoldsburg, OH19.0 mi.(614) 864-3683
Comfort Suites East5944 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH19.1 mi.(614) 552-2525
Days Inn5930 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH19.1 mi.(614) 868-9290
Motel 65910 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH19.1 mi.(614) 755-2250
Country Inn & Suites Columbus-Airport East6305 E Broad StColumbus, OH19.4 mi.(614) 322-8000
Amerihost Inn Columbus Se6323 Prentiss School RdCanal Winchester, OH19.8 mi.(614) 834-4790
Econolodge5950 Scarborough BlvdColumbus, OH20.0 mi.(614) 864-4670
Towneplace Suites By Marriott695 Taylor RdColumbus, OH21.1 mi.(800) 257-3000
Candlewood Suites Hotel590 Taylor RdGahanna, OH21.1 mi.(614) 863-4033
Sprinhill Suites By Marriott Airport665 Taylor RdGahanna, OH21.1 mi.(888) 287-9400
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Gahanna685 Taylor RdGahanna, OH21.1 mi.(800) 257-3000
In Town Suites-Columbus East4790 Hilton Corporate DrColumbus, OH21.3 mi.(614) 861-5833
Holiday Inn Fort Rapids Resort4560 Hilton Corporate DrColumbus, OH21.4 mi.(614) 868-1380
Ramada East Airport4801 E Broad StColumbus, OH21.4 mi.(614) 861-0321
Holiday Inn Express @suite Hot460 Waterbury CourtGahanna, OH21.4 mi.(614) 428-8678
Hampton Inn Columbus I-70e/hamilton Road2093 S Hamilton RdColumbus, OH21.6 mi.(614) 552-2400
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel2124 South Hamilton RdColumbus, OH21.6 mi.(614) 861-7220

Buckeye Lake Weather & Climate

Central Ohio has a humid continental climate and deals with a wide variety of weather each year. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, ice storms and blizzards are all possible in central Ohio. An average year sees 173 sunny days. Summers are warm and often humid. The comfort index for central Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Winter is cold and usually snowy, although snowfall varies greatly year to year. The average snowfall is 27 inches. The US average is 37. Spring weather is unpredictable and autumn is pleasant; sunny and mild with cool nights. Tornadoes are a possibility, especially late spring through early fall.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 17°F 2.79 in. -
February 38°F 19°F 2.40 in. -
March 49°F 27°F 3.18 in. -
April 60°F 36°F 3.81 in. -
May 71°F 48°F 4.45 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 4.29 in. -
July 83°F 61°F 4.62 in. -
August 81°F 59°F 4.28 in. -
September 75°F 52°F 3.10 in. -
October 63°F 39°F 2.64 in. -
November 50°F 31°F 3.34 in. -
December 39°F 23°F 3.05 in. -

Buckeye Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fairfield County airport (LHQ) located about 15 miles southwest of Buckeye Lake in Lancaster, Ohio, the Port Columbus International airport (CMH) located approximately 22 miles west of Buckeye Lake in Columbus, Ohio, the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located roughly 25 miles west of Buckeye Lake in Columbus, Ohio, the Knox County airport (4I3) located around 27 miles north of Buckeye Lake in Mt Vernon, Ohio, and finally the Zanesville Municipal airport (ZZV) located about 30 miles east of Buckeye Lake in Zanesville, Ohio.

Buckeye Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wyandot LakePowellOH35.5 mi.
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH66.4 mi.
Water Parks
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH35.5 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH50.1 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH105.4 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH105.5 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH112.4 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH118.4 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH118.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Harbor Hills Country ClubHebronOH2.0 mi.
Country View Golf ClubThornvilleOH4.1 mi.
Rushcreek Golf CourseThornvilleOH8.8 mi.
Burning Tree Golf CourseNewarkOH8.9 mi.
Granville Golf CourseGranvilleOH8.9 mi.
Licking Springs Golf & Trout ClubNewarkOH8.9 mi.
Raccoon International Golf ClubGranvilleOH8.9 mi.
Broadview Golf CoursePataskalaOH11.2 mi.
Cumberland Trail Golf CoursePataskalaOH11.2 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf ClubHopewellOH16.1 mi.
Pine Hill Golf CourseCarrollOH16.1 mi.
Perry Country ClubNew LexingtonOH16.3 mi.
Little Mountain Country ClubConcordOH16.5 mi.
Estate Golf CourseLancasterOH16.7 mi.
Valley View ClubLancasterOH16.7 mi.
Turnberry Golf CoursePickeringtonOH16.8 mi.
Deer Creek State Park Golf CourseMount SterlingOH17.1 mi.
Blacklick Woods Golf CoursesReynoldsburgOH17.9 mi.
Clover Valley Golf ClubJohnstownOH18.6 mi.
Hillcrest Golf ClubJohnstownOH18.6 mi.
Kyber Run Golf CourseJohnstownOH18.6 mi.
Links at Echo SpringsJohnstownOH18.6 mi.
Longaberger Golf ClubNashportOH18.6 mi.
Vista View Golf CourseNashportOH18.6 mi.
Buck Run Golf CourseSalemOH19.1 mi.
Flying B Golf CourseSalemOH19.1 mi.
Hemlock Springs Golf ClubGenevaOH19.1 mi.
Pine Meadows Golf CourseSalemOH19.1 mi.
Salem Hills Golf & Country ClubSalemOH19.1 mi.
Airport Golf CourseColumbusOH21.2 mi.
Ski Areas
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH57.0 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH69.5 mi.
State Parks
Dillon State ParkOH18.4 mi. 
Muskingum River Parkway State ParkOH27.6 mi. 
Lake Logan State ParkOH27.9 mi. 
A W Marion State ParkOH29.8 mi. 
Tarlton State ParkOH30.6 mi. 
Alum Creek State ParkOH31.7 mi. 
Blue Rock State ParkOH34.6 mi. 
Hocking Hills State ParkOH34.9 mi. 
Burr Oak State ParkOH36.5 mi. 
Muskingum River Parkway State ParkOH38.8 mi. 
Motts Military MuseumGroveportOH22.1 mi.(History)
Anti-Saloon League MuseumWestervilleOH27.6 mi.(History)
Ohio Historical SocietyColumbusOH28.0 mi.(History)
Columbus Art MuseumColumbusOH28.0 mi.(Art)
Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbusOH28.0 mi.(Art)
National Museum of Cambridge GlassCambridgeOH47.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Columbus ZooColumbusOH28.0 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH43.6 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV93.1 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH93.8 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH111.8 mi.
Sea World of AuroraAuroraOH112.4 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH115.6 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH118.4 mi.

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