Canoeing, Kayaking & Boating

The Many Ways to Float Your Boat Ready to make a splash?

Float on the open water. Propel yourself forward by your own strength. Glide. The fresh air and the peace and power of Nature will ensure that your time on the water will be the best part of your day.

During warm-weather months, Geauga Park District’s kayaks are even available for first come, first served borrowing at Headwaters Park‘s Boathouse; watch News & Updates above for details. (Please note that enough Coast-Guard approved personal flotation devices must be on board for each canoe, kayak or boat occupant, and children under 10 must wear them at all times, in the parks.)

Check out the map below to learn which waterways allow watercraft, as well as other resources, including details on permitted uses and any available naturalist-led water experiences coming up.

Here's where to row Grab your boat & go

Bass Lake Preserve

Access for boating and fishing at Bass Lake Preserve is allowed from dawn till dusk by permit only in accordance with this park’s management plan approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Boaters may have three outstanding permits at a time. You can visit the Reservations page for more details or to request a permit for boating at Bass Lake Preserve.

Watercraft powered by electric motors are permitted here so long as they are compliant with the Ohio Revised Code Watercraft Regulations; do not create a wake. Gasoline motors may not be affixed, even if not used. Do not carry gasoline on board.

 

Eldon Russell Park

Gasoline motors are permitted here with no horsepower restriction.

 

Headwaters Park

Canoeing, kayaking and boating is permitted on East Branch Reservoir as weather and water levels allows. A boat launch provides easy access for these small watercraft. Only electric motors (1.5 horsepower or less) are permitted.

Watercraft powered by electric motors are permitted here so long as they are compliant with the Ohio Revised Code Watercraft Regulations. Gasoline motors may not be affixed, even if not used. Do not create a wake or carry gasoline on board.

While you're out and about Check out these programs

Event Location Date Time Fee
Adventure Day Camp (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 07/16/2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Elderberries: Kayaking Headwaters Park 07/19/2018 9:00 am - 11:30 am Free
Adventure Day Camp (Teens entering grades 8-10) The West Woods 07/23/2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Cuyahoga Canoe (Age 10+ with adult) Eldon Russell Park 07/29/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free
Adventure Day Camp (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 07/30/2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Adventure Day Camp (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 08/06/2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
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