Griggs Reservoir Boathouse

Scioto River

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Griggs Reservoir Boathouse

80-person and 1,100 square-foot team room
Two-story gallery
1,500 square-foot Multipurpose Room
Conference Room
Workout Space
80 locker-rooms
Coaches’ offices
Equipment room
First-aid room
Balcony overlooking the park
Boat storage
Overall increased storage
Ohio State Buckeyes

Griggs Reservoir
All Ohio State home regattas are held at the Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River. It also serves as the main practice site for OSU.

The river, located just four miles west of campus on Fishinger Road and Riverside Drive (State Route 33), has an area of 5,000 meters in length and 230 meters in width. The facility is used for crew, sailing and water skiing. Major events such as the Governor’s Cup Ohio High School Rowing Championships, Jack Speakman Regatta and Mid-America Collegiate Rowing Championships are held on the river.

The river is bigger than the Olentangy and a great place for racing because it is straight and the water flow is controlled. Griggs Reservoir has been ranked as a top spot in the world for rowing and water skiing because of its location in a limestone valley and heavily tree-lined banks. The width from shore to shore is extensive, enabling seven lanes across for competition. The Buckeyes use the river for their long work because it is more suitable when training reaches up to five miles in one direction.

The Scioto originates 50 miles northwest of Columbus near Waynesfield and continues southward to its mouth at the Ohio River.

Griggs is one of two major reservoirs that covers 3,385 surface area acres in parts of Franklin and Delaware counties and is a source of the municipal water supply of Columbus.