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Places to Paddle, Kayak, Canoe in Ohio

Kayaking & Canoeing in Ohio - Kayaking, Canoeing

Here are some of the best places to kayak, canoe and paddle in Ohio.

Kayaking & canoeing locations include Ohio Water Trails on rivers, streams, lakes and creeks.

Fees or permits may be required so check before you paddle.

Ohio Water Trails

Here is a list of water trails for kayaking & canoeing. Click on the link above to find all the information you need to paddle these rivers.

East/Southeast Ohio

  • Muskingum River Water Trail (112- mile trail)

Central Ohio

  • Kokosing River Water Trail (27.9 mile trail)
  • Mohican River Trail- (28.1 mile trail)

Northern Ohio & Lake Erie

  • Mahoning River Water Trail- (23 miles)
  • Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail

Southwest Ohio

  • Great Miami River
  • Mad River
  • Stillwater River

Ohio Rivers and Streams

Here is a list of the rivers and streams for kayaking and canoeing.

Click on the link above to find information on each individual river. Information includes access points, parking, water classification, miles, maps of rivers and more.

Northwest Region

  • Augliaze River
  • Blanchard River
  • Maumee River
  • Ottawa River
  • Portage River
  • St Joseph River
  • St Marys River
  • Sandusky River
  • Tiffin River

Southwest Region

  • Buck Creek
  • Caesar Creek
  • Four Mile Creek
  • Great Miami River
  • Greenville Creek
  • Little Miami River
  • Loramie River
  • Mad River
  • Stillwater River
  • Straight Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • White Oak Creek/Main East Branch
  • Whitewater River

Northeast Region

  • Ashtabula River
  • Black River
  • Chagrin River
  • Conneaut Creek
  • Cuyahoga River
  • Grand River
  • Huran River- Main, East or West Branches
  • Little Beaver Creek -Middle or Main Branches
  • Mahoning River Main & West Branch
  • Pymatuning Creek
  • Rocky River- East Branch, Main Branch, West Branch
  • Tinkers Creek
  • Vermilion River

Southeast Region

  • Captina Creek
  • Contton Creek
  • Duck Creek
  • Killbuck Creek
  • Kokosing Creek
  • Licking River
  • Little Muskingum River
  • Mohican River (State Scenic River)- Lake Fork, Black Fork, Clear Fork
  • Muskingum River
  • Sandy Creek
  • Sugar Creek
  • Sunfish Creek
  • Tuscarawas River
  • Walhonding River
  • Wills Creek Main Branch, Seneca Fork

If you have a favorite place to paddle in Ohio, please send it to us using our contact page. We'll post it here on our places to paddle in Ohio page.

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