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Paddling on the Olentangy

rough water kayaking
Photo courtesy of Rob Core

Guides to enjoying the Olentangy River

Columbus Recreation and Parks guide to paddling on the river (pdf)

View the trail, access points, points of interest, facilities, hazards, safety tips, and fishing information.

Boater Access & Amenities (ODNR Division of Watercraft): Statewide paddling map at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources


There are several lowhead dams on the Olentangy; use this map to see them all (ODNR dam locator)