Burr Oak Lake Color Cruise


Running now through October 2019

The annual Autumn leaf change is the most beautiful time of the year at Burr Oak Lake. Climb aboard, sit back and relax as we take you for a scenic ride around Athens’ northernmost beauty and see for yourself. During this 1-hour pontoon cruise, your interpretive tour guide will treat you to some little-known facts about the valley before the lake was created. 

This is  a great activity for families and people of all ages. Bring binoculars and a camera to capture the color and wildlife.

Passengers will board at Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center.  

$15 Adult   /  $8 Child (12 & Under)


Reservations are required. Minimum of 2 passengers aboard is required for the tour to launch. Maximum 8 passengers per tour. Tips to guides are encouraged.

*Private tours available by appointment


PRO TIP: Guests with mobility issues — or those just wanting to avoid walking up the large hill in front of the Lodge — may park at the Lodge Boat Ramp to board the pontoon.

.Enjoy a meal at the Burr Oak Lodge before or after the tour!


About Your Guide

Born and raised in Southeastern Ohio, Mark Brunton is a U.S. Coast Guard-Licensed Captain, Nationally Certified Interpretive Guide, and spent many years working as a professional journalist, outdoors writer and photographer. Mark, wife Emma, son Miles and daughter Cassidy all enjoy living in the Burr Oak Region.

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