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Celebrating Over 40 Years of Memories!

Over 40 years alot of things have changed, we have different equipment, more river destinations, more vehicles but our commitment to exceeding our guests expectations has not. We continue to pride ourselves in providing memorable outdoor experiences that are CLEAN, SAFE and FUN. Outdoor experiences should be accessible for everyone and we strive to provide the best equipment, river trips and service to make this possible. Join us in 2019 and be a part of the history of Hocking Hills Adventures!



Take a break and enjoy the serenity of the Hocking Hills. Hocking Hills Adventures has the best river trips! Choose a trip from two hours to two days in a canoe or kayak. Take a leisurely float with a raft or tube. Tucked away on our 200 acre property, you'll find cozy camper cabins, equipped with all the outdoor necessities. You will also find spacious campsites along the Hocking River. Hocking Hills Adventures is also the perfect place to host a company picnic, birthday parties or family gatherings!

Hocking Hills Adventures The original and first tourist recreational business in the Hocking Hills. Since 1976

Top 10 reasons for choosing Us
  • Experience
    We were the first company in the Hocking Hills to see tourism as viable resource. When we opened in 1976, the area's major industry was manufacturing. Three decades later tourism has become the most important commerce. Today the industry empowers over 100 businesses and employees over 982 people. We have been owned and operated by the same owners for 40 years.
  • Best Equipment
    We are proud to offer the best brands in the paddlesports industry. We only use Jackson, Old Town and We-no-nah canoes and kayaks. The Old Town Discovery canoes have comfortable backrests at no additional cost. Also we have a great selection of kayaks, perfect for the beginner or the novice kayaker.
  • Location
    Hocking Hills has become one of Ohio's top tourist destinations. It is easy to see why since the area has nine breathtaking state parks that link hundreds of trails together. In addition to the parks, Hocking Hills has grown to include numerous outdoor activities including canopy tours, ATV rentals, horseback riding and bicycle trails. With so much to do being centrally located in the Hocking Hills is ideal. Our combined 200 acre facility is within minutes of the most popular state parks and outdoor attractions.
  • Affordable
    Why not be the family hero since our prices are so affordable? Take the family (two adults and two kids) on a 5 mile canoe ride for less than $35. For an all day event do the Fun Package for $34 a person. Call up your old college roommates or recruit your coworkers because 12 people are all you need for a discount. (It is ok if you do not know or like most of them)
  • Special Packages
    Packages are popular because they save time and money. We offer superzip package, family fun package, and horseback package. It feels good to save money.
  • Riverside Campground
    You will not find a more pristine and natural campground in the Hocking Hills. Our Riverside Campground borders the Hocking River in a heavily wooded 83 acres. Most sites have access to swimming and or fishing. The campground also provides a private beach area for our customers. If you are looking for a campground that provides a total outdoor experience we have the campground for you!.
  • Best Trips
    The best Hocking River trips means a slowly increasing distribution of miles and time to ensure you get the adventure that is right for you. Crocketts Run to Livery is 5 miles and 1-2 hours, Natural Rockbridge to Livery is 7 miles/ 2-3 hours, Clear Creek to Livery is 11 miles and 3-5 hours and finally, Rush Creek to Livery, is 19 miles and 10 hours. Each expedition increases just enough so you are on the river for the desired amount of time.
  • Family Owned
    There is a difference between being family owned and being operated by an outside corporation. Outdoor adventure is not only what we do, it is all we do. Every decision is made by us with our customers in mind. More than likely you will meet the people that have worked hard to keep the canoe livery in operation for so long. You can even engage in conversation on why they started the canoe livery. (What the heck were they thinking?)
  • Facilities
    Facilities are important. We can accommodate any group of any size. We have two modern shower houses and two picnic pavilions free of use to all of our customers
  • Fun Customer Service
    So What? Every company has some sort of equipment, every company has a "location" and every company has a "facility". If all the above are the same, then one aspect stands out: customer service. Hocking Hills Adventures believes that since canoeing and kayaking are fun, service should be offered that way too. We will not put your in front of a generic safety video before your departure; instead we prefer hands on instruction, passionate canoeists teaching you the basic paddle techniques, the type of wildlife to expect and everything in between. On the shuttle to river destinations, we discuss historic landmarks, the Natural Rockbridge and the Hocking Canal. Customer service starts before you sign up for a trip, before you set foot in the parking lot and before you make the initial reservation. Customer service starts the minute you find out about us. We strive to answer all emails and phone calls within the same day and provide you with the best information so you can make the most of your time in the Hocking Hills, even if it is not booking with us.

More Attractions Means more Fun for Everyone

If its fun and you can do it outdoors than you can probably do in the Hocking Hills! There is so much to do from canoeing to go-karts to camping, your family will not be bored! In addition to our popular Moonlight and Torchlight trips we added a few more exciting events in 2019! Give us a call and let us plan the perfect get-away for you and your family!


Best Trips

Our trips run on a scenic section of the Hocking River, starting at Sugar Grove and all trips conclude at the Canoe Livery. This 15 mile stretch of river is known for is for its natural beauty and secluded isolation as well as the opportunity to see the Natural Rockbridge and remnants of the old Hocking Canal. Get back to nature with a canoe trip ranging from two hours to two days!

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Splash Pad!

Announcing new Outdoor Fun for Everyone! Splash Pad is a new addition to our park, perfect play for young kids. The pad features 10 unique water features gaurenteed to provide hours of family fun for your little one.

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Fun Pack

River Trip! Splash Pad! Go-Karts! Pedal Karts! Mini Golf

Pick and choose how you adventure. Package includes your choice of Trip 1 or Trip 2 with a canoe or kayak! Plus three Fun Center Tickets. Each Ticket is redemmeable for Go-Kart Ride, Splash Pad, Peddle Karts or 18 hole mini golf

Only $34 per person (Save up to $18 a person!)

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Package Deals!

Hocking Hills Adventures has become the destination to experience summer's most popular activities! We have partnered with Spotted Horse Ranch to give you a great discount on horseback riding. Combine your river trip with horseback riding with Spotted Horse Ranch!


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