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Celebrating Over 40 Years of Memories!

Over 40 years a lot 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 2020 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 to five hours 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? Kids 10 and under are always FREE with adults at Hocking Hills Adventures to canoe. Kayak trips start at $30. If you gather a group together of 10 or more you can book a 10% discount on our website or call us.
  • Special Packages
    Extend your stay in the Hocking Hills. Walk-ins bring a receipt from another adventure (camping, zip line, Eco-tours, rock climbing). If you adventure at one of our fellow Hocking Hills Tourism Association Members we will give you 10% off your visit to us.
  • 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, Rivers Edge Campground to Livery is about 9 miles and is 4 hours. You can enjoy a full day of canoeing with Ohio’s Largest Natural RockBridge Preserve located directly across from our Trip 2 Launch.
  • 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 2020! Give us a call and let us plan the perfect get-away for you and your family! 740-385-8685


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.

Only $10 all day for children 12 and under.

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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 two Fun Center Tickets good for two go-kart rides and an all day adventure at our jump pad, splash pad and mini golf. Bring a picnic and spend the day. We suggest you do your canoe trip first and then come up to the Fun Center for your activities.

Only $40 per person (Save up to $18 a person!)

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Package Deals!

Extend your stay in the Hocking Hills. Walk-ins bring a receipt from another adventure (camping, zip line, Eco-tours, rock climbing). If you adventure at one of our fellow Hocking Hills Tourism Association Members we will give you 10% off your visit to us.


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