Come boating with Columbus Outdoor Pursuits!


Our volunteers lead a variety of trips for everyone . . . from those who just purchased a first canoe or kayak to those who count their fleet on more than one hand.  COP offers single day trips, after-work excursions, weekend trips, and weeklong water adventures.  We paddle calm flatwater on local and out of state lakes and placid streams, take on raging whitewater in Appalachia, and explore open coastlines along our Great Lakes. 

In addition to trips, COP also offers instruction on how to safely enjoy your new boat out on the water.  We offer instruction on flatwater, open water, moving water, and whitewater canoeing and kayaking.  We have ACA certified instructors and have a number of Quickstart classes, including family and kid oriented classes. Kayak I will soon be taking registration.  Not to worry, the class is taught in an indoor pool. 

Our members enjoy rental privileges from our large fleet of solo and tandem flatwater canoes, whitewater kayaks, recreational and sea kayaks (including sit-on-top models), 6 & 8-man rafts, and duckies.  We also have PFDs, paddles, helmets and airbags (for the whitewater boats) available with the boat rental. 

Consult the Boating Activity Schedule to see a listing of upcoming trips and classes.  Make sure to read our articles and peruse our photos to see our members in their latest adventures on the water!

For all trips, read the description of the trip and contact the trip leader before attending.  If you are new to COP boating, please also read our Boating Trip Guidelines.  These will help explain what to expect on our trips and also provide a description on the Class rating system for whitewater rivers.  If you have further questions regarding a trip or your suitability for a trip, contact the trip leader listed.

Lastly, please note that PFDs are REQUIRED to be WORN on all COP boating trips.

For general questions regarding the Boating program, contact the Boating Activity Leader:  boating@outdoor-pursuits.org.
Please consider joining our Facebook page:  COP Boating Facebook

Year: 2017

1January, 2017
Jan 08 Winter Pool Practice January 8, 2017
Jan 15 Winter Pool Practice January 15, 2017
Jan 22 Winter Pool Practice January 22, 2017
Jan 28 COP Winter Mixer and TOSRV Kick-Off Party
Jan 29 Winter Pool Practice January 29, 2017
Jan 30 2017 Boat Rentals
Feb 05 Winter Pool Practice February 5, 2017
Feb 12 Winter Pool Practice February 12, 2017
Feb 19 Winter Pool Practice February 19, 2017
Feb 26 Winter Pool Practice February 26, 2017
Mar 05 Winter Pool Practice March 5, 2017
Mar 12 Winter Pool Practice March 12, 2017
Mar 19 Winter Pool Practice March 19, 2017
Mar 19 Intro to Kayaking Class
Mar 24 2017 Southern Flatwater Boating Trip
Mar 26 Winter Pool Practice March 26, 2017
Apr 02 Winter Pool Practice April 2, 2017
Apr 09 Winter Pool Practice April 9, 2017
Apr 22 Little Beaver Creek Pagan Paddle
Apr 22 Class II/III Whitewater
Apr 22 Intro to Whitewater - 2017
Apr 30 Kokosing River
May 06 Cheatfest - Whitewater the next step Class II - III
May 13 Introduction to Moving Water Class
May 19 Stonycreek Rendezvous
May 20 Introduction To Kayaking (Outdoor Session)
May 26 Slippery Rock Creek, PA
Jun 02 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
Jun 06 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jun 10 Big or Little Darby Creek, OH
Jun 13 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jun 14 Wednesday Night Paddle
Jun 17 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
Jun 17 Hoover Reservoir Paddle
Jun 20 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jun 25 Mad River Family Trip
Jun 27 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jul 04 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jul 08 Introduction To Kayaking (Outdoor Session)
Jul 09 Mad River Family Trip
Jul 11 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jul 12 Wednesday Night Paddle
Jul 15 K3 Skills Trip
Jul 18 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jul 22 Lehigh River, PA
Jul 22 Lower New, Class III-IV
Jul 25 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Jul 26 Wednesday Night Paddle
Jul 29 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
Jul 30 Mad River Family Trip
Aug 01 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Aug 08 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Aug 09 Hoover Flat Water Paddle
Aug 12 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
Aug 12 Introduction To Kayaking (Outdoor Session)
Aug 15 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Aug 18 Multi-sport Outdoor Adventure Weekend
Aug 22 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Aug 29 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
Sep 01 Nantahala River, NC Labor Day Weekend
Sep 09 Lower Gauley, Class IV
Sep 23 Lower Gauley Kayak or Raft, Class IV
Sep 30 Hoover Flat Water Paddle
Oct 07 Lower Gauley, Class IV
Oct 21 Kayak/Raft New River Bridge Day
Oct 23 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
Nov 04 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
Dec 05 Boating Scheduling Meeting for 2018
Dec 15 Wilderness First Responder Course (SOLO)
Dec 17 50th Anniversary Flocking to the Hocking
Dec 17 Winter Pool Practice December 17, 2017

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