The Annual meeting is being postponed until January of 2021. More info as it becomes available.


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.

Our History

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

Date River Contact
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 - Covid-19 Virus

Lance (260)449-0465
April 17, 18, 19 Kokosing River

Canceled - Covid-19 Virus

Eric, Mary, Chuck (419)989-5810
May 29, 30, 31 River Raisin, MI

Canceled - Covid-19 Virus

Lance (260)449-0465
June 12, 13, 14 Auglaize River 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

Canceled - Covid-19 Virus

Harold (330)328-7354
August 21, 22, 23 Nimisila Reservoir
Purple Martin Gathering
Rhonda, Ruth (440)836-4132
September 18,19,20 Cuyahoga River Liz (440)799-1881
October 13 - 18 Little Miami to Ohio River
Multi-Day Shore Camping
Tony (740)262-1055


Annual Planning Meeting Chuck (419)989-5810