Everything You Need to Know About the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

Are you planning a trip to southeast Ohio this summer? Be sure to spend some time outdoors with the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery! This full-service company offers canoe, kayak, and raft rentals on the scenic Hocking River. The water is generally calm and smooth, with a few riffles, islands, and sandbars along the way. Whether you want to paddle down the river or camp along its banks, the Livery staff will exceed your expectations. Here are just a few of the things they offer.

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Day Trips

The Livery offers two river trip options for paddlers of all ages and skill levels. Each includes a life vest and paddle, as well as complimentary transportation to the starting points.

  • Crockett’s Trip: Crockett’s Trip follows the river for five miles and takes about an hour and a half to complete. Several islands near the start of the trip make great stopping places for a picnic lunch. (We can even pack one for you!) Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Natural Rockbridge along the way. Guests are welcome to explore this route by canoe, kayak, or raft.
  • Rockbridge Trip: This popular excursion adds two extra miles to Crockett’s Trip. There are more islands and sandbars, a few narrow areas, and several viewing spots for observing people on the nearby zip line. You can even leave the river and hike up to the Natural Rockbridge. This trip is available by canoe or kayak.

Night Floats

Paddle your canoe from sunset to darkness! Moonlight tours are available on several evenings throughout the year and begin between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. You’ll make your way down the river using only the light of the moon as it reflects off the water. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight! After your trip, head back to the Livery and enjoy a roaring bonfire, s’mores, and a local bluegrass band. The cost of this trip is $45 per canoe for two people. Call (740) 385-0523 or email info@hockingriver.com to make your reservations!

Tent Camping

Want to spend a night under the stars? The Hocking Hills Canoe Livery has several campsites along the river. Restrooms are located in the Shower House, and each unit has its own shower, toilet, and sink. A utility sink is also located on the porch for dishes, shoes, or whatever needs to be washed up. Click here to view a map of the campsites.

Book Your Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Now that you know all about the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, it’s time to book your lodging in Hocking Hills! Our award-winning resort is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of fun. We have all sorts of lodging options, from geodomes, cottages, yurts, lodges, and 1840s log cabins. We even offer a hearty breakfast each morning in our restaurant, Kindred Spirits! Contact our amazing staff today and let us help you plan a wonderful vacation this summer. We look forward to having you!