There are many great ways to enjoy paddling in Ohio — whether on a lake or river. You can visit a new lake or river every weekend and still not experience them all.
Canoes and kayaks are boats, and in Ohio that means they need to be registered. You have to follow Ohio's boat operating laws too, including life jacket, lights and sound signal rules [see Required Safety Equipment].
If you do not own a boat, many of our State Parks offer kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rentals.