IMPORTANT NOTICE Lake lowering will begin Oct 20th 2014. ALL BOATS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE LAKE BY THAT DATE (unless they are stored in a boat lift). Call 419-566-9887 to make arrangements to have your boat removed from the lake before the deadline by the fish and boating club.


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.