8 Swimming Lakes Near Columbus for Family Fun

We're collecting the best swimming lakes and beaches near Columbus on one handy map! Pack the beach gear and try out one of these parent-approved places to swim (or boat or fish) with kids.

Help other parents out by adding your tips & reviews, and let us know if we're missing any other top spots for beach chilling or lake swimming around Columbus.

For more swimming spots near you, check out - and chime in on - our list of the best Columbus pools, too.


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