Plenty of fun places to go boating in Ohio. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Whether you live in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, chances there are plenty of opportunities to go boating nearby.
Boating in OH
For further information about boating in Ohio, contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Boating Licenses located at 2045 Morse Road, Building A, Columbus OH 43229. The phone number is 614 265-6480.
For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Ohio, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in OH. Cities listed in this section include Defiance, Findlay, Lima, Toledo, Van Wert, Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Mansfield, Parma, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Springfield, Athens, Glouster, Lancaster, Nelsonville and Zanesville.
Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Independence Dam State Park, Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Maumee Bay State Park, Geneva State Park, Mosquito Lake State Park, Portage Lakes State Park, Caesar Creek State Park, East Fork State Park, Paint Creek State Park, Buckeye Lake State Park, Lake White State Park and Strouds Run State Park.
Rivers & Lakes For Boating in OH
Ohio lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Ohio include Browns Recreation Lake, Grand Lake St Marys, Indian Lake, Lake Seneca, Nettle Lake, Alum Creek Lake, Berlin Lake, Clendening Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Pymatuning Lake, Buck Creek State Park Lake, Caesar Creek State Park Lake, East Fork Lake, Hoover Reservoir, Rocky Fork State Park Lake, Buckeye Lake, Burr Oak Reservoir, Piedmont Reservoir, Salt Fork Lake and Tycoon Lake. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.
Ohio also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Blanchard River, Sandusky River, Killbuck Creek, Tuscarawas River, Mad River, Paint Creek, Hocking River and Racoon Creek.
Boating opportunities in Ohio
OH boating equipment and gear.
Throughout Ohio you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.
Go boating in Ohio
Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Ohio accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.