Hocking Hills kayaking is fantastic as there are different options for people who wish to kayak. Whether you are an experienced kayaker, or you want to have a go for the first time, there is something along the Hocking River for you!
Why Go Hocking Hills Kayaking?
Hocking Hills has some lovely places for Kayaking. The Hocking River is a great place to enjoy kayaking as the currents are very smooth and quite slow.
It is for this reason that the slow currents can give your kayak a nudge without having to go too fast. There are 2 lakes that you can kayak on as well: Lake Hope and Lake Logan.
Below are 5 companies that offer kayaking in Hocking Hills. Including their contact details, websites and social media links.
Hocking Hills Adventures (Hocking Hills Kayaking)
Hocking Hills Adventures has been on hand to guide both locals and visitors for over 40 years. Different variations of trips are on offer, whether these are smaller trips or longer runs, they are able to tailor a trip to your needs.
If you are a first-timer or if you have younger children, you should consider starting with a shorter trip. Of course, kayaking is a fantastic experience, but it does take a little time to get used to the water. If you have some experience, and you have done it before, then you can select to go on a longer trip.
Hocking Hills Adventures has a run on the river that is very scenic. The trip starts at the campground and it terminates at the Canoe Livery.
This part of the river stretches for over 7 miles and it is well known all around the state of Ohio (and beyond) for its breathtaking natural beauty. It also has another string to its bow, as it is nicely secluded, and for you history buffs out there, you can actually see the remnants of the old Hocking Canal.
For more things to do, see our Hocking Hills Adventures article.
Yes, there is a reservation policy. Hocking Hills Kayaking requires a 100% prepayment. Due to the sheer number of people who love to kayak at Hocking Hills, it is highly recommended to reserve your place, as this will guarantee your boat on your required day and time.
Yes, there is a cancellation policy. Hocking Hills Kayaking accepts that sometimes people will need to cancel. The policy is to grant a refund (minus a $10 processing fee) if notified 7 days prior to the arrival date.
If you would like to know more about this policy, then please visit the Reservation Policy section of their website. The Website also has an FAQ section.
Hocking Hills Fox's Canoe Livery (Hocking Hills Kayaking)
Fox’s Canoe Livery is located very conveniently on the banks of the Hocking River. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery was started in 1996 by Aaron and his wife Cindy. They offer a very personalized touch with regard to their trips as they know the 'ins and outs' of Hocking Hills State Park.
Some of the most scenic areas of Hocking Hills are part of their trip portfolio, so if you want a personalized, intimate trip, then Hocking Hills Canoe Livery will be able to offer that.
The two options that are on offer for visitors are the pre-planned trip options or if you prefer, they can do an hourly rate instead.
If you are a beginner, then the trip will take around 90 minutes. If you have some experience, then you can go on a lingering trip and this takes 3 hours.
The longer trip is highly recommended as you can see so much of Hocking Hills and some of the country is simply stunning and will live long in your memory. Another good thing about the long trip is that there is the opportunity to stop and take a hike to see the Natural Rock Bridge.
It is advised that you do a bit of simple planning for a trip on the water:
*Choose your trip, time, and boat type.
*Sign their Participant Agreement.
*Plan to be at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery 20-30 minutes prior to departure time.
*Bring water and snacks in a personal, handheld cooler.
*Dress for the weather and water conditions.
There are some other pieces of advice here and the River rules that are in place are here.
Hocking Hills Kayak Kab LLC (Hocking Hills Kayaking)
If you are looking to rent a kayak and go down the Hocking River between Kachelmacher Park to Haydenville, then you will be able to rent one with Hocking Hills Kayak Kab, LLC.
Hocking Hills Kayak Kab, LLC has12 kayaks available to rent out and 8 of them are adult Sit-In Kayaks and there are also 4 Sit-On Kayaks. This part of Hocking River is further downstream from the Canoe Liveries, so it means that it is a lot calmer and more relaxing.
Raccoon Creek Outfitters (Hocking Hills Kayaking)
This is a small family-owned business that offers a couple of trips on the river. The family has over 20 years of experience in this type of work and they are located between the Hocking Hills Region and Athens County, just minutes from Lake Hope State Park.
The livery offers both kayaks and canoes. They will even offer a shuttle service if you have your own equipment, They also have an equipment shop and a campsite as well.
- Address: 74815 U.S. Highway 50, Albany, Ohio 45710
- Phone: 740-698-0000 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Murray's Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery (Hocking Hills Kayaking)
Whilst this location is more about tubing, kayaking is also catered for. There are over 100 canoes and kayaks that are available to rent for visitors.
Murray's Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery is located in Nelsonville OH, it is a family-owned business that has been set up locally.
Murray's takes pride in providing adventure in a safe and relaxed environment.
Reservations are required if you would like to take part in activities at Murray's, and they are open in the summer.
It is advised that you check their website before you decide to visit.
- Address: 1299 E. Canal St. Nelsonville, Ohio 43130
- Phone: 740-856-7848 | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Is There Anywhere To Stay After A Day Of Hocking Hills Kayaking?
There are some lovely places to stay when you are visiting Hocking Hills. Cedar Grove Lodging is a fantastic place to stay. It is in the heart of the action.
Cherry Ridge Retreat is located in Hocking Hills. They have quite a few fantastic cabins to stay in and the hiking is fantastic.
Let´s Do Some Hocking Hills Kayaking
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Hocking Hills Kayaking is the best way to make your way around Hocking Hills State Park. There are also some other amazing activities that are available in Hocking Hills State Park. Some of these activities include Hocking Hills Horseback Riding, 7 major hiking areas of Hocking Hills and a trip to Cantwell Cliffs.
We have mentioned a few places here, but do you know of any more in the area? We would love to hear about your experiences if you've visited any of the places here!
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