Birch Bark Canoe Livery

1455 River Road
Urbana, OH 43078

(937) 652-2663

www.birchbarkcanoelivery.com

Hours during season: 9am-3pm weekdays � 9am-4pm weekends
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Canoe through the unspoiled, cool and clear waters of the Mad River in Champaign County. The Mad River is an excellent river for you to discover the great outdoors by canoe. The water is clear enough to see the river bottom your entire trip. It has a light current, based on recent weather, to carry you along, but is not so strong that you can’t paddle against it if you want to try your paddling skills. Short shallow rapids along the way provide a pleasurable change of pace. Many families and groups have found the Mad River to be a great way to discover the wonderful enjoyment of canoeing in Ohio!

Fast Facts

Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.

  • Established in 1805
  • 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
  • Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
  • Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
  • Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
  • Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
  • Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
  • Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
  • Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
  • Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
  • Home to Urbana University
  • Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park