Crooked River Adventures | Kent State University

Crooked River Adventures


*Please note that we have moved locations due to construction at Tannery Park for the remainder of the season to the Kramer Field Ball Complex 745 Stow St. Kent, OH 44242. If you are familiar with the area- from Tannery Park, take a left out of the parking lot, up the hill, straight at the stop sign, and down the hill and you will see our trailer on the right. You can park in the small lot on the left, or you can park at the softball fields across the bridge. Thanks for your patience with our move!*

General Information

Welcome to Crooked River Adventures! We are excited to have you join us this summer, and we are pleased to offer a variety of recreational and instructional opportunities on the Cuyahoga River and Mogadore Reservoir.
Our river trips include three destinations along the Cuyahoga River, all with easy-to-navigate routes and beautiful views. All river trips begin at Tannery Park in Kent, Ohio and return transportation is provided. The water is calm, relaxing and perfect for beginners and families with children. 

Cuyahoga river options

Already know which trip you want?

Walk-ups are welcome, but we highly recommend booking your trip in advance. Book online or give us a call to see what our availability looks like on your desired date. See you on the river! 

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Paddle options

Self-guided trips:

  • Canoes, single kayaks and tandem kayaks available. 
  • Three trip lengths offered from 1, 2 and 3 hours. 

Guided trips:

  • Stand-up paddle board - 2 hours
  • Kayak tours - 2 hours 

Guided tours include experienced staff that will walk you through the basics of paddling and guide you down the river. All staff members are also certified in first aid. 

Private shuttle

Have your own boat? We offer a shuttling service for $10 per person for all of our scheduled trips. Book now to reserve your seat. 

Paddling schedules and prices

Mogadore Reservior (flatwater) options

  • Kayak lessons
  • Stand-up paddle board lessons

Experienced guides will provide group instruction to paddlers. Just let us know what skills you would like to work on ahead of time and we will try to tailor the instruction to your needs. 

  • Reserve an instructional program today!

Inflatable tube options

Walk-up tube rentals:

  • Tube rentals are available for $5 per hour. Participants can walk upstream to Heritage Park in downtown Kent and float back downstream to Tannery Park. No reservations needed.

Two-mile float:

  • Hop on a tube and float from Tannery Park to Middlebury Bridge where staff will be waiting on you with return transportation. Reservations are required.​


Group Packages

Private tours are available on the river and lake for groups of five or more. Guides are included. Choose from stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and canoes or a combination of them. Discounts applied for 10 or more people.

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Bike Options

Pedal & paddle package:

  • If you would like to experience the river from land as well, you can ride one of our bikes from your trip takeout and ride back to your vehicle. We will bring a bike for you when we pick up your boat at the end of your paddle.  Add a bike when you register for your trip.
  • Rent a bike for $5 per hour and check out the bike path along the river. Reservations not required.

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On days when the Cuyahoga River is not runnable due to high or extremely low water, we offer trips to Mogadore for only $20.00 per person.