Rising with the sun has never been more beautiful and easy. At Oak Point Docks there are over twenty docks available for day and overnight visit options. Planning activities in and around the South Bass Island can be conveniently navigated in a cinch. Oak Point Docks is located on the smallest Ohio Park’s System with only a half-acre of land. What the land lacks in size the beautiful lakeshore makes up for. The Oak Point State Park is an extension of South Bass Island State Park.

You couldn’t have a more picturesque location for docking. Set your alarm clock and find your way to the top deck as you watch the sunrise and soak in all of the breathtaking scenery. If you are feeling a little hungry you’re in luck because these docks are just down the road from the Boardwalk Restaurant groups. Here, you’ll be sure to find the perfect menu for appetite.

You prefer a more relaxed, low key dining experience why not pack a picnic and find a lush grassy area to enjoy the day with the ones you love. With that said, they have clean restrooms and water fountains in close proximity to the docks if needed. And, what is a day on the water without fishing!? If you follow the narrow path on the north side of the park you will be led to one of the best fishing spots in Put-in-Bay.

South Bass Island State Park: The Main Park on Put-in-Bay

However Oak Point Docks are their own independent park, they reside in a larger parent park called South Bass Island State Park. This state park is far larger and offers a wide variety of amenities for the Oak Point Docks patrons to take advantage of. Grab a towel and go take a nap on the lakefront beach. This is also a perfect location for family reunions, and parties of every shape and size. Shelters are available for rent and can cover approximately 50 people comfortably. Near the lakefront is a beautiful playground ready for little ones to explore on for endless entertainment!

Other amenities within the park, some seasonal:

  • Watercraft rentals
  • Swimming – small stone beach in Lake Eerie
  • Winter Recreation – ice skating and ice fishing, weather permitting
  • Cabins for rent- Sleeps up to 6 guests


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.”


When searching for a relaxing afternoon in nature consider Oak Point Docks for your next destination. Dock your boat or get a Put-in-Bay boat rental and venture out to see downtown Put-in-Bay. Happy Sailing!