Originally Posted by nailem
I am planning a trip from Erie PA to the Columbus area with my crew this weekend and need to know what you all think for some good water. I was looking at.
Rocky fork lake
Paint Creek lake
William H. Harsha
Caesar creek lake
None of those are even close to Columbus. If you want a lake, Alum is your closest, but is also chop city on the weekends. Delaware Lake is about 20 minutes North of there, but no better than Alum and smaller
Griggs is in the center of Columbus; lots of wakeboarders. I boated there a lot until 2009 when I moved a little north...didn't see any surfing there then but it has become more popular here since then, so I'm sure you can.
I ride at O'Shaughnessy Resevoir. Size is fairly comparable to Griggs. Lots of surfing there and I've never seen the Ranger give anyone an issue for it; we surf more than board, I've surfed right by the Ranger in a comp vest without a 2nd look from him.
Buckeye Lake is a crap hole. Shallow and good place to ride if you are looking to damage all of your underwater gear. Indian Lake isn't too far either...slightly cleaner than Buckeye but even more likely to end your day with your boat towed in with thousands in damage.
Great thing about Griggs/O'Shaughnessy is no tubes, no PWC's, no boats over 22', 40MPH limit...really helps limit the idiots on the water.