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Old    Nailem (nailem)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-26-2012, 8:53 AM Reply   
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
we will mostly be surfing. im not a big fan of crouds but i would think this time of the year it shouldnt be too bad??
we had planned on going to Summersville WV but they are calling for rain all weekend.
thanks for your help
Old    Patrick Castro (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-26-2012, 10:16 AM Reply   
Those are over an hour from Columbus.
Griggs is where the better riders in Columbus ride
Alum creek north of Columbus can get busy, but should be empty this time of the year.
Old    Michael Stephenson (RWBVride)      Join Date: Aug 2010       09-26-2012, 10:23 AM Reply   
Griggs is where most people ride but it isn't very big and surfing is frowned upon there. I would try Alum Creek.
Old    Nailem (nailem)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-26-2012, 1:13 PM Reply   
I'm okay with traveling the distance. anywhere between Columbus and Cincinnati
Old    Patrick Castro (patrick232)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-26-2012, 1:26 PM Reply   
Did not know surfing was frowned upon there. We surf every week mostly late till dark.

Deer Creek is not bad
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-26-2012, 2:09 PM Reply   
How's Buckeye Lake these days? Used to go there when I was a kid.
Old     (pprior)      Join Date: Jan 2012       09-26-2012, 2:30 PM Reply   
I think buckeye is very shallow. not good for surfing.
Old     (nitrousbird)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-26-2012, 2:49 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by nailem View Post
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.
Old    Nailem (nailem)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-26-2012, 4:11 PM Reply   
Close is a relative term. To me an extra hour is nothing. We were planning on 5.5 hours to summersville so Cincinnati is 5 hours form me the lakes you mentioned are 3.75 to 4 hours. Again another hour is close in my opinion. I think we may hit alum on the way down but I keep looking at rocky fork and it seems good (on paper) any opinions on rocky fork or William h harsha.
Old    Brett B. (Brett_B)      Join Date: Sep 2010       09-26-2012, 7:16 PM Reply   
Griggs is pretty much the only spot around Columbus with consistently good water for wakeboarding. If we are going to surf, we go to alum creek or O'shaunessey so we don't ruin the griggs water for everybody else.
Old    Nailem (nailem)      Join Date: Apr 2011       09-27-2012, 5:09 AM Reply   
not to worry boys we will not be heading to Griggs, going to check out Alum on the way. still would like to hear some other options. i have a enzo 230 so does that mean O'shaunessey is out???
Old    Jim Shawley (nautiboy614)      Join Date: Dec 2010       09-27-2012, 5:54 AM Reply   
O'shaunessey or Griggs are both pretty dead this time of year plus its a home game. Nobody should cry over 12inches

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