Buckeye Lake (Ohio)

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Buckeye Lake
Buckeye Lake Ohio.jpg
Location Fairfield / Licking / Perry counties, Ohio, U.S.
Coordinates 39°55′17″N 082°30′52″W / 39.92139°N 82.51444°W / 39.92139; -82.51444Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 082°30′52″W / 39.92139°N 82.51444°W / 39.92139; -82.51444
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 3,173 acres (12.84 km2)
Surface elevation 892 ft
Islands Round Island
Settlements Millersport, Buckeye Lake

Buckeye Lake is a reservoir in Fairfield, Licking, and Perry Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1] It was the first large reservoir built in America and became Ohio's first state park in 1949. Built near the highest point of elevation between the watersheds of the Scioto and Muskingum Rivers, it was constructed to supply water for the canal system. The village of Buckeye Lake grew up on the shores of the lake.


  1. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 69. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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