Canoeing in Ohio

Canoeing Trips in Ohio

Find canoeing trips in Ohio for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, canoe rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoe trip in Ohio for you. If you've paddled Ohio before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Ohio

With ten designated river trails and state parks, Ohio has plenty of canoe miles ready for you! Read on for guides to planning your own canoeing trip to Ohio, seeking out an outfitted trip, connecting with other Ohio paddlers, and many other resources! Find info on popular Ohio paddling destinations such as:

  • Little Miami River
  • Hocking River
  • Lake Erie
  • Big Darby Creek
  • Ohio River

Canoeing Locations in Ohio

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Ohio! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Canoeing Trip in Ohio

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Ohio and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Ohio community trip reports below:

Have you paddled in Ohio? Post Your Trip and share with the community!

Connect with Canoers in Ohio

Looking to connect with other paddlers in Ohio? Below are a number of resources to help get you started:

Articles about Ohio Paddling

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Canoeing in Ohio