Buckeye Lake State Park

2905 Liebs Island Road
Millersport, OH 43046

GPS: N 39° 55' 15.34", W 82° 28' 14.74"

Fishing at Buckeye LakeOne of Ohio's oldest parks, BuckeyeLake State Park was once a canal feeder lake for the early Ohio canal system. With unlimited horsepower allowance and over 3100 acres to set sail, the park has become well known as one of Ohio's best places to boat.




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  • The 3,100-acre Buckeye Lake is designated as an unlimited horsepower lake, but pontoons, sailboats, canoes and rowboats are also common
  • 9 launch ramps provide access to the lake
  • 135 seasonal docks are available to rent
  • Local marinas offer fuel and other items for sale


  • 3 public swimming areas with parking facilities and latrines
    • Fairfield Beach on the south side of the lake
    • Brooks Park on the south side of the lake
    • Crystal Beach on the north side of the lake
  • Beaches are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • 2 boat/swim/camp areas are also available



  • Anglers enjoy fine catches of perch, bluegill, crappie, muskellunge, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bullhead catfish
  • As early as 1891, the "Buckeye Fish Car", a state operated railroad car, transported crappie and bass from Lake Erie to stock Buckeye Lake
  • In the 1930's, as many as 1,000 boats a day were crappie fishing on the lake
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 4 picnic areas with tables and grills are situated in quiet spots overlooking the lake
  • 3 large shelters are available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727
  • Mini shelters are available on a "first come, first served" basis
  • Playground equipment is offered at the Brooks Park, Fairfield Beach and Liebs Island picnic areas

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Ice skating
  • Cross country skiing
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating


Nearby Attractions:

  • Hebron Fish Hatchery 
  • Buckeye Lake Historical Society museum, in the Village of Buckeye Lake, opened in 1998.  Please stop in and view the huge collection of Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia. The Historical Society covers Perry, Licking, and Fairfield counties, including the communities of Hebron, Millersport and Thornville along with Buckeye Lake
  • Dawes Arboretum is a non-profit private foundation engaged in scientific education in horticulture, natural history and arboretum history.  The arboretum is open from dawn to dusk everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Dawes is located on State Route 13 just north of I-70 near the east-end of Buckeye Lake. For information call 614-323-1255