Tuscarawas River Water Trail

The Tuscarawas River is a 130-mile long tributary to the Muskingum River. Beginning just south of Akron, it flows through four counties before joining the Walhonding River near Coshocton, to form the Muskingum River. The water trail takes paddlers through the center of urban living to the peaceful rural escapes of Eastern Ohio while passing historical sites and natural landscapes along the way. Whether you are looking for a quick jaunt between towns or a longer trip through quiet stretches of nature, the Tuscarawas River has it all. 

The Tuscarawas River Water Trail was officially designated in August 2020 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Paddlers can now find all of the information needed for a safe and enjoyable trip along the river. Look for signs with the water trail logo along the route to know which areas are public access. A paper brochure with information about access sites, hazards, stream gauges, and amenities along the river can be requested at the link below or picked up at one of the Water Trail partner locations.

*New access sites have been added since the printing of the original brochure in August 2020. The interactive map reflects the most up-to-date information below. Additional access site include Craig Pittman Water Trailhead in Navarre and Simonds Heller Park in Newcomerstown.

Click here to view brochure PDF


Thank you to all of our Tuscarawas River Water Trail partners!