Travelers are voting Buckeye Lake and Mirror Lake as the best lakes near Columbus. There are 1 lake near Springfield a city just 79 km from Columbus and 2 lakes near Bellefontaine which is 93 km distant. The most popular of these are Cowan Lake near Springfield and Indian Lake in Bellefontaine. You can find 16 lakes in Ohio and 2108 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Ohio is Buckeye Lake and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Columbus.