Portage River Paddling Company - Port Clinton
Our Port Clinton location sits on 94 acres of pristine wildlife. We are just minutes from downtown Port Clinton Ohio and Lake Erie.
This is our home base. The section of the Portage River at our Port Clinton location is a very unique stretch of the river. Being so close to the mouth of the river it is extremely wide. Over 3000 feet wide, in fact, in some locations. That's over 1/2 a mile!
You can rent kayaks, canoes, tandems, and stand-up paddleboards by the hour and go out and explore the abundant wildlife and scenery. You can see heron, geese, swans, muskrats, & so much more! Turtles are super abundant in the Portage River as well. Keep an eye out on logs for map, painted, and snapping turtles. Paddle around Judy Island, the home of our resident bald eagles nest or paddle over to a little river front restaurant and grab a bite and a pint! Bald eagles have made a huge comeback and have been taken off of the endangered species list. It is just short of guaranteed that you will see bald eagles flying around when you visit us in Port Clinton.
Or, you can take our river trip ran out of Port Clinton. We currently run a 9.5 mile trip. See our river trips page for more details and launch times.
After you finish your adventure on the Portage River you can come back and pan for gem stones from all over the world in our homemade 116' gem mine!
You can bring a lunch and sit at one of our picnic tables located along our canal or play a game of giant Jenga on our beach!
Or, go grab a bite to eat down the road at the island themed restaurant Overboard Bar & Grill where there is an attitude of no shirt, no shoes, no problem...with a mile marker 1 atmosphere. You can find them on Facebook here.