Pricing & Options

Brownsville Rd. to Toboso

The Short Run… approx. 1- 2 hrs on the water.
Our shortest trip available begins at the 668/Brownsville Road bridge and ends at the Toboso Road Bridge. This trip tours the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve.
This trip is roughly 2  hours.
Departures available for the Short Run: Wednesday through Friday 8:00am to Noon.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Brownsville Rd. to Pleasant Valley Bridge

The Medium Run.
This trip begins at the 668/Brownsville Road bridge and ends at the Pleasant Valley Road bridge. This trip tours the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve as well as a large section of the Licking River south of the Gorge.
This trip is roughly 2-3 hours.
Departures available for the Medium Run: Wednesday through Friday 8:00am to 11:00am.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Brownsville Rd. to Dillon Sportsman Center

The Day Trip.
This trip begins at the 668/Brownsville Road bridge and ends at the Sportsman Center Boat Ramp. This trip tours all of the Licking River from The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve to the Northern end of Dillon Reservoir. River conditions for the lower section may require paddling as some areas can be slower moving. This trip is very popular with birdwatchers, as the species you will encounter in the upper marsh area and around the islands of Dillon Reservoir can be very diverse.
This trip is roughly 3-5 hours depending on your effort paddling! Once you reach the flatwater, hug the right hand bank. Watch for the old “tow path” man made straight as an arrow shore line, there will be a small cut large enough for a couple yaks to slip into the bay at a time. Large protected shallow bay with good fishing certain times of year, explore it a bit if you like! Your almost there…just around the bend you’ll find the boat ramp waiting for you on the right!
Departures available for the Day Trip: Wednesday through Friday 8:00am to 9:00am.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm

Flatwater Paddling

If you would simply like to rent kayaks to paddle around Dillon Reservoir, you can do that too! We will meet you at the boat ramp on the North West corner of Dillon at the end of Every rd. Come early and paddle all day! Simply call ahead during our normal business hrs to check availability and reserve your boats, then come on over to Dillon Sportsman Center and we’ll take care you on the spot! Or book in advance to ensure we have enough boats available for your group!

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

COST

All River Trips = $35/person which includes kayak, PFD (life jacket), Paddle, and transportation to and from your river access points.
Special accommodations can be made for parents with small children who would like to use one of our canoes and take their non paddling youngster along for the ride! A minimum of 3 paddlers is required for us to make a river trip. Don’t hesitate to register for a float by yourself tho! Do it in advance so others can find your float scheduled on our calendar and get signed up. If you see a trip on our calendar, and it doesn’t have 16 paddlers registered then we have room for YOU!

We also offer a shuttle service for your canoes and kayaks. You can park at any of the exit points and we will deliver you and your gear to the entry point. Pricing for shuttle service is $15 per boat. Shuttle service for less than 7 people will be available only on scheduled trips that have open spots on the bus. We will do a shuttle only trip with a minimum of 7 paddlers. Like us on Facebook, and we will announce all booked trips with openings on our facebook page so you’ll know when an opportunity for one or two spots is available!

All Flatwater Rentals =  $25/person with no minimum number of paddlers required!