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Paddle Ohio Events

June 22, 2014, is the kick-off.

Official Paddle Ohio events will be held on the Kokosing, Grand, Sandusky, and Stillwater rivers this year.

Gear is available if you don't have a boat, life jacket, or paddle. Space is limited, so register soon.

As of June 18, the only float with spots available is the Stillwater River/Southwest Ohio.

Southwest Ohio

RiverStillwater State Scenic River
Date/TimeSunday, June 22, 2014 / Meet at Noon to catch shuttle
ParkingStillwater Prairie Reserve, Maple Ridge access, 10430 St. Rt. 185 in Covington
Put-inStillwater Beach Campground (shuttle is provided)
Take-outStillwater Prairie Reserve, Maple Ridge Access
DetailsIn cooperation with the Miami County Park District. All participants who register will be shuttled to the put-in.
To RegisterSpringfield Watercraft Office
springfield.watercraft@dnr.state.oh.us
(937) 323-1582

Stillwater River

crane

Northwest Ohio

RiverSandusky State Scenic River
Date/TimeSunday, June 22, 2014 / *FLOAT IS FULL*
12:30pm at the parking area
ParkingHoward Collier State Nature Preserve on TR 38. Shuttle is provided to the put-in for registered participants.
Put-inHeck’s Bridge Scenic River Access (41.009255, -83.194330)
Take-outSt. Johns Scenic River Access (41.030161, -83.216401) at the intersection of CR 6 and TR 131 in Seneca County. Shuttle back to parking area provided for registered participants.
DistanceApproximately 4 river miles; 2 to 2.5 hours
DetailsAt the end of the float, Stream Quality Monitoring will be demonstrated at the St. Johns Access take-out.
ContactChristina Kuchle   *REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; FLOAT IS FULL (6/18/14)*
christina.kuchle@dnr.state.oh.us
(419) 429-8306

Sandusky River

dragonfly

Northeast Ohio

RiverGrand River State Wild and Scenic River
Date/TimeSunday, June 22, 2014 / 1pm  *FLOAT IS FULL*
Parking and Put-in
Masons Landing (41.72592, -81.18507) at Vrooman Road
Take-outHelen Hazen-Wyman Park (41.70502, -81.23001) at State Route 86 (river mile 9.3) upstream of Big Creek by about .15 river miles
DistanceApproximately 4.5 river miles (2 hours)
DetailsIn cooperation with Lake Metro Parks. All participants who register will be shuttled back to the put-in.
ContactRyan Moss *REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; FLOAT IS FULL (6/18/14)*
ryan.moss@dnr.state.oh.us
(330) 872-0040

crane rookery

bald eagle

Photos courtesy of Brian Fowler, Lake Metro Parks

Central Ohio

RiverKokosing State Scenic River & Water Trail
Date/TimeSunday, June 22, 2014 / 1pm *FLOAT IS FULL*
Parking and Put-in
Lower Gambier Road access (40.37760, -82.43404), 1782 Lower Gambier Road [Driving Directions]
Take-outBig Run Road access (40.35838, -82.38447), 8921 Big Run Road
DetailsWe will be stopping at the riffle along the Laymon Road access to do Stream Quality Monitoring and fishing demonstrations. This float will take 2 to 3 hours depending on water levels and demos. All participants who register will be shuttled back to the put-in.
Contact

*REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; FLOAT IS FULL (6/5/14)**

Natalie Pirvu

natalie.pirvu@dnr.state.oh.us
(740) 548-5490

Kokosing River

kingfisher