Annual Planning Meeting, November 2nd, 11:00am.
2045 Morse Road, Building E Columbus OH 43229-6693
Bring your ideas for rivers and streams you would like to paddle in 2015.


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 32th 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

2014 Event Schedule

Date River Contact
March 14, 15, 16 Licking River in Kentucky Ted (812)577-0248
March 28, 29, 30 Jersey Paddlesports Show Tony (419)845-2010
April 11, 12, 13 Greenville Creek Wil (419)234-7380
May 9, 10, 11 Wills Creek Tony (419)845-2010
June 6, 7, 8 Sandusky River Steve (419)543-1250
July 18, 19, 20 Mad River Ted (812)577-0248
August 15, 16, 17 Cuyahoga River Harold (330)328-7354
September 26, 27, 28 Kalamazoo River, Mi, South Branch Tom (419)388-0693
October 17, 18, 19 Whitewater River, IN Ted (812)577-0248
November 2, 2014 Annual Planning Meeting Tony (419)845-2010