Hocking Hills Adventures
Paddling is more fun with more people! For that reason rafts are becoming more popular. You can fit up to six peope in one raft. Be advised to take water and snacks when rafting. Rafting usually takes twice as long as a canoe or kayak. We only do rafting trips on Crocketts Run. The average trip is about 2-3 hours depending on water levels. Rafts are not rented when water is to low, this is common in late July or August. Contact a staff memeber for more information. Hard coolers and pets are not allowed on rafts.
Rafts are reservations only
Wild rivers are earth's renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning.
-Richard Bangs, River God
You will not find any whitewater or massive waterfalls on the Hocking River. Unlike whitewater rivers, the Hocking is a class I, meaning few rapids. A guide is not necessary (although one can be provided if you wish). Without a guide you will be able to stop at the rock formations and sandbars that you find interesting.
Rafting on the Hocking River is perfect for young kids, inexperienced paddlers and groups. A raft may be your best option if you have young kids and are worried about them moving around in a canoe. A raft has more room, so kids can move around without encountering the possibility of capsizing. The flat bottom on the raft provides stability for inexperienced paddlers. One final advantage is a raft can hold 4-6 adults as opposed to canoe or kayak which can only hold 1-2 people.
Rafting on the Hocking River is dependent on river conditions. Since rafts are larger more water flow is needed. Traditionally in the late summer water conditions are too shallow for rafting. Please check online for availability or call us.