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River Conditions

Current Hocking Hills River Conditions

See the chart below, the highlighted value indicates the best river condition. View the United State Geology Survey graph here. Compare these numbers with the Most Recent Instantaneous Value.

The River Runs Dry Water conditions are lower than normal. No rafts allowed. Two people maximum per canoe. Children under 10 and non-swimmers must wear lifejackets. This level is applied when water level is less than 100 CFPS
Smooth Sailing Ideal water conditions. All watercrafts can go although rafts are not recommended. Two adults and two children per canoe. Children under 10 and non-swimmers must wear lifejackets. This water level is valid when water levels are between 100 to 1000 CFPS
Slippery When Wet Trip I or II only! River is higher than normal. Use caution. Everyone must wear lifejackets. Only experienced canoeist will be allowed to take canoes or kayaks. Unexperienced canoeist must take rafts. An experienced canoeist will be determined by the staff at HVCL. Children under 10 must go in a raft. No tubes. No alcohol.. Slippery when wet applies when CFPS is betweeen 1000 and 1500 CFPS
Surgeon General Warning Rafts only on the Hocking River. Canoes and kayaks can be transported to Lake Logan. This condition applies when water levels are between 1500 and 2500 CFPS
River Wild River is much higher than normal. Possible flooding. No river trips on the Hocking River. Canoes and kayaks can be transported to Lake Logan. River Wild is valid when water is higher than 2500 CFPS
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