Candlewood drive will close soon at Newfoundland Dr. All members living south of that location should follow the following directions to let thier guest in or travel through Candlewood. 1- All guests/contractors arriving during normal front gate hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm should be treated normally. A pass should be called in to the gate, the guest or contractor will go to the gate and receive their pass, then the front gate personnel will direct them to the TR 77 gate to enter Candlewood. 2- Guests/contractors arriving between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm when the front gate is not manned should be directed by the member inviting them to enter through the temporary entrance gate at TR 77 which is three/forths of a mile south of the main gate on SR 19. 3- All guests/contractors arriving between the hours of 8:30 pm and 6:00 am will have to be let in at gate C by the member who has invited them. During those hours, gate C will be the only way to enter or exit Candlewood for those south of Newfoundland Drive


Welcome to Candlewood Lake in Mount Gilead Ohio! We're the closest you'll come to a private state park in the Buckeye state!

Candlewood is a private, gated, 1,500-acre resort/park style community located in rural Morrow County, just North of Mt. Gilead Ohio.

Within a short drive of both Columbus and Cleveland Ohio, Candlewood Lake offers both vacation and full-time real estate in a secure, gated recreational community.

Candlewood is owned and operated by our homeowners association comprised of Candlewood Lake members. The association has overseen the continual progress of our community from it's humble beginnings with one home in 1973 to it's current position as the highest valued municipality in Morrow county.

Wooded lots surround a 250-acre stream fed lake which is the heart of our community. The lake is just the right size for boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming or just taking a leisurely pontoon ride along our 6 miles of scenic shoreline.

140 acres throughout the community are currently dedicated to parks, green spaceand amenities. Candlewood includes residential, mobile home, RV and primitive camping units. Opportunities for recreation abound and include anything from strolling along the beautiful tree lined streets, to biking, swimming, boating, fishing and tennis to name a few.