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 33rd 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 - Ted Spradlin
- Treasure - Tom Burger
- Assistants - Paul Kerlin, Harold Scobie
2016 Event Schedule
|April 1, 2, 3||Grand River|
Canceled due to weather & water conditions
|May 6, 7, 8||Blanchard River||Wil (419)234-7380|
|June 3, 4, 5||Kokosing River||Chuck (419)989-5810|
|June 21, 22, 23, 24||Mohican River||Steve (419)543-1250|
|June 24, 25, 26||National Dutch Oven Gathering||Tony (419)845-2010|
|July 15, 16, 17||Licking River / Dillon Lake||Chuck (419)989-5810|
|August 12, 13, 14||Maumee River||Lance(513)289-3537|
|September 9, 10, 11||Little Miami River||Ted (812)577-0248|
|October 2 - 9||Adirondacks, NY||Liz (440)799-1881 |
|November 13||Annual Planning Meeting||Tony (419)845-2010|