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Paddle Ohio

The purpose of Paddle Ohio is to promote paddling in Ohio and to raise awareness on the importance of protecting Ohio’s highest quality rivers and streams. Waterways included in the program are state-designated wild, scenic and recreational rivers; state-designated water trails; and select state park lakes that offer ideal conditions for learning how to paddle. 

Paddle on an eligible waterway, and you are part of the Paddle Ohio program.

Paddle four different eligible waterways and submit your paddle reports, and we will send you a pin. 

Participants can earn up to 5 different pins starting with the 4 Rivers pin and celebrating milestones up to the 20 Rivers pin   which includes a Master Paddler Certificate of Completion. To qualify, submissions must be for different eligible waterways. Repeat submissions of the same waterway on different dates will not be counted towards pin progress.

Eligible Waterways

Scenic Rivers

Ashtabula River
Big Darby Creek
Chagrin River
Conneaut Creek
Cuyahoga River
Grand River
Greenville Creek
Kokosing River
Little Beaver Creek
Little Miami River
Maumee River
Mohican River
Olentangy River
Pymatuning Creek
Sandusky River
Stillwater River

Water Trails

East Sandusky Bay Water Trail
Cuyahoga River
Great Miami River
Kokosing River Water Trail
Lake Erie Islands Water Trails
Mad River
Mahoning River Water Trail
Maumee River Water Trail
Mohican River Water Trail
Muskingum River Water Trail
Olentangy River
Portage River Water Trail
Stillwater River
Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail

Select State Park Lakes

Hargus Creek Lake / A.W. Marion State Park
Belmont Lake / Barkcamp State Park
Cowan Lake State Park
Findley State Park
Harrison Lake State Park
Mt. Gilead State Park
Punderson State Park
Stonelick State Park
Dow Lake / Strouds Run State Park