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Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

A gentle river meanders among thick, towering trees arched overhead. Changing with the seasons, a trip down this river can mean being surrounded by vibrant greens or an array of autumn colors in reds, oranges, and yellows. This is one of Ohio’s most scenic rivers at its finest. At just a short drive from Columbus, OH, the Hocking River is a picturesque place for a family getaway to experience nature. Enjoy the river and surrounding scenery by canoeing, kayaking, or rafting down its waters or camping along the bank. Fox’s Hocking Hills Canoe Livery offers trips for all levels of ability, ensuring that everyone in your group has a safe, enjoyable experience.

River Adventures

Venture out along the river in a two-person canoe or one-person kayak, both great trip options even for beginners. Hocking River offers smooth, calm conditions, with frequent sand bars and islands great for exploring and picnicking. When you book a trip with Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, you’re even transported upstream so that you can enjoy the luxury of paddling back to the start with the current. Paddle along enjoying the scenery along the river, filled with peaceful trees and fields. One trip even offers the option of combining paddling and hiking, where you can trek up and see the Natural Rockbridge, a natural work of art. Canoe and kayak trips run from 1.5-3 hours. If you’d rather create your own route, both canoes and kayaks are also available for hourly rental. This option is perfect for those who are new at kayaking or canoeing and want some time in the water before joining a guided experience. A staff member will help you out onto the water after grabbing your rental. Hourly rentals may not be available during peak hours of heavy traffic season; rentals start at $15.00 an hour for a wallet friendly option for exploring the water.

Get out and enjoy some tranquil time in nature along the Hocking River!

canoe in the river canoeing

Raft Trips and Rentals

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery offers more than just your standard canoes and kayaks. They also specialize in a rafting trip where up to 6 people can ride together in a single raft. This option is also perfect for beginners, as the tour guide will be able to show you how to navigate this bigger vessel. Since rafts are larger than canoes and kayaks, they often move slower in the water. Their Crockett’s Trip is a 5-mile journey down the Hocking River and takes approximately 2 hours to complete from start to finish.

Tube Trips and Rentals

One other option for those looking to relax on Hocking River is by enjoying a leisurely river tube trip. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery’s river tubes are big and comfortable, allowing you to sit back and relax as you float down the river. The river tube experience is also 2 miles in length and will allow you to watch as nearby visitors enjoy the zip line or explore the Natural Rockbridge. Expect to complete this trip in 4 hours. Tubes can be retuned any time that day so you can also splash around in the water before heading back to your vacation rental for the day.

Moonlight Tours

One of the more recent additions to Hocking Hills Canoe Livery are moonlight tours. This exciting tour option lets guests experience a canoe guided tour that starts at sunset and continues into night. The light of the moon will help guide your way as it is reflected off the water. Moonlight tours eventually reach their conclusion at the livery, where you can enjoy a bonfire, s’mores making, and a local bluegrass band that will perform live music for your enjoyment. This popular tour option is only offered a few times each year, but when it comes around, it sells out weeks in advance. Don’t miss out on this unique experience available only with Hocking Hills Canoe Livery!

Planning Your Excursion to Hocking Hills Canoe Livery

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery is located in Historic Rempel’s Grove beside the Olde Dutch Restaurant at 12789 SR 664 South, Logan, OH. The length and cost of each excursion varies with the trip you choose. Contact Hocking Hills Canoe Livery to book a tour or for more information at (800) 634-6820. 

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Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a peaceful getaway to Hocking Hills. At Buffalo Cabins and Lodges, we offer cabins to accommodate a variety of group sizes. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cabin for your family or a larger cabin for multiple families or groups, our vacation cabins offer complete comfort during your stay. Choose among amenities such as hot tubs, in-ground pools, and onsite fishing to tailor your accommodations for a perfect getaway. Many of these vacation cabins can be found nearby Hocking River making it quick and easy to get to Hocking Hills Canoe Livery.  Make your booking online today or contact us at 1-855-442-2246 or

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