The Oak Point Docks are a low-key, easy option for transient boaters. With dockage available day and overnight, these docks are an extension of the South Bass Island State Park in Put-in-Bay. Oak Point State Park is the smallest park on all of the Ohio Park system at one and a half acres.
Oak Point Docks: Location, Features and Things to Do
Located on Bayview Avenue on in the northwest part of the island, these docks provide beautiful views of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and The Ohio State University Stone Lab. It is also very close to the downtown attractions and wonderful restaurants such as the Boardwalk.
The twenty docks are accessed via a U-shaped driveway. The Skip Duggan’s Antique Car Club drives this route every Sunday during the season. Boaters can catch a glimpse of this spectacle from the docks.
There is a suitable place for fishing on the north side of the park. Grassy areas provide an idyllic spot for picnics. Restroom facilities and water fountains are found near the entrance of the park.
The Oak Point Docks are great for families out for a day trip or boaters needing overnight dockage.
South Bass State Park
The parent park, South Bass State Park is located about a mile from Oak Point Docks. Easy to get to via taxi or golf cart, this park provides a great selection of amenities. The lakefront beach is a perfect place to swim and take in the views of beautiful Lake Erie. The covered pavilions throughout the park are ideal for parties. With a capacity of 50 people, these shelters also include BBQ Pits.
For those looking for overnight accommodations, the park includes various campsites. Their four cabins are cozy and located on a hill. Gaze out onto the island and lake every morning. They sleep up to six and include a kitchen.
Sefik K: “Really nice small state park. Great views. Restrooms clean. Picnic tables. Nice place to stop and enjoy the views of the city and islands around. Very peaceful.”
Linda O: “A scenic point with docks, picnic tables and a gazebo. Restrooms are clean. Docks are charged with a flat fee that you put into a drop-box. It is within walking distance to downtown.”
Anup K: “Fairly small park. Right beside a marina. Location is closer to the market which makes it desirable if you are here for a picnic.”