If you find yourself longing to know what river travel in Ohio was like or are just looking to spend sometime outdoors, Ohio Historical Canoe Route Association (OHCRA) can answer those interests and curiosities for you.
Members of OHCRA have found that river travel is an excellent way to capture a sense of Ohio's history. Joining in on OHCRA events offers an eye-opening look at the natural beauty of Ohio. Through first-hand experience members get to understand the dependence Native American and European explorers had on river travel in Ohio.
OHCRA was conceived by ODNR, Chief of the Division of Watercraft, Jim French, in the fall of 1982. The purpose of OHCRA was reopening and canoeing the three Ohio River to Lake Erie routes used by the Native American Indians. Now in it's 36th year of paddling the streams of Ohio, OHCRA members have fun exploring the water highways of the great state of Ohio.
- President - Tony Sands
- Secretary - Rhonda Reid
- Treasure - Tom Burger
- Assistants - Paul Kerlin, Harold Scobie
2020 Event Schedule
|January 1st||Liz Birthday in Canada||Liz (440)799-1881|
|February 13 - 18||Hot Tent Camping in Canada||Liz (440)799-1881|
|March 20, 21, 22||Hocking Hills Cabin
Canceled due to Virus
|April 17, 18, 19||Kokosing River||Eric, Mary, Chuck (419)989-5810|
|May 29, 30, 31||River Raisin, MI||Lance (260)449-0465|
|June 12, 13, 14||Ottawa-Auglaize Rivers Pork Rind Festival||Wil (419)234-7380|
|July 10, 11, 12||Licking River-Dillon Lake||Chuck, Kerri (419)989-5810|
|August 7, 8, 9||Tecumseh Play-Ross Cty Fair||Harold (330)328-7354|
|August 21, 22, 23||Nimisila Reservoir Purple Martin Gathering||Rhonda, Ruth (440)836-4132|
|September 18,19,20||Cuyahoga RiverDutch Oven Cooking||Tony (740)262-1055|
|October 13 - 18||Little Miami to Ohio River
Multi-Day Shore Camping
|November 8||Annual Planning Meeting||Chuck (419)989-5810|