Day EscapesLake Escapes

3XP is Buckeye Lakes’ original bike, boat, and brew tour. Enjoy a scenic bike ride and kayak tour with stops at the most famous restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries around Buckeye Lake. Choose from the Buckeye Lake East Tour or the Buckeye Lake West Tour– each with unique stops and varying experiences. Click here to learn more about each tour.

Buckeye Lake Kayaking @ Fairfield Beach Boat Ramp
Fairfield Beach

Would you love to try kayaking, but don’t have the equipment? No worries – Buckeye Lake Kayaking is here for you. They have standard 10’ kayaks, specialized fishing models, and 2 person tandems. They supply everything you’ll need to have a fun and safe experience on beautiful Buckeye Lake.

After years as summer residents, Captain Buck and his 1st mate Julie have been proud to call Buckeye Lake their home since 2006. As passionate boaters, their friends and family knew that no visit to the lake would be complete without exploring the shores and seeing the sites of Ohio’s first state park aboard Captain Buck’s pontoon boat. Now you can enjoy that same experience and see Buckeye Lake the way it was meant to be seen – from the water!

11282 Avondale Road,
Thornville, Ohio 43076

Freedom Watersports is a boat rental company based at the North East Harbor Marina at Buckeye Lake!  Currently offering 22′ pontoon and 20′ pontoon, book your rental and spend a day on the lake. Call 740-739-7992 to book or learn more info.

Cruise around Buckeye Lake State Park by land or lake!  Got Buckeye Lake delivers boats and/or golf carts right to you. Check out their inventory and book your next ride on their website or by phone (740-704-7516).

186 Lakeshore Drive, Hebron, OH 43025

Ohio Fun Excursions provides pontoon rentals, kayak rentals, and water taxi services (dock-to-dock) for the Buckeye Lake area. Ohio Fun Excursions also offers guided and non-guided kayak tours as well as captained and non-captained pontoon rentals.

14713 Township Rd 1070
Thornville, Ohio 43076

Enjoy standup paddleboarding or kayaking at Buckeye Lake! Full or half-day rentals are available from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Launch from 14713 Township Rd 1070, Thornville, OH 43076, located between Horvath’s Harbor & Port Lounge Smokehouse BBQ less than 2 miles from Interstate 70, near the public kayak launch site.

Experience Fit N’ Paddle at Buckeye Lake’s Snug Harbor a unique paddleboarding and fitness class combination.

2905 Leibs Island Road Northeast
Millersport, Ohio 43046

Enjoy a paddlewheel tour boat excursion around Buckeye Lake via public tours, private tours, and exclusive Buckeye Lake Museum events.

Step back in time on a guided, historic tour around the shores of the 187-year-old Buckeye Lake. Its unique history includes its legacy as the first State Park in Ohio, the home of The Buckeye Lake Amusement Park, and all the glory it created, as well as playing an important role in the Ohio Canals. As the only Sternwheeler on any inland lake in Ohio, the Queen of the Lake III can accommodate up to 50 people on public and private tours and events. She has an onboard restroom and catering is available.

This was a 5-year restoration project completed by volunteers working with the Buckeye Lake Historical Society. All ticket sales are tax-deductible.

​For bookings: email or call 740-929-1998 or use this link