The Ohio River Digital Guide, Orientation Maps, and Navigation Charts

The Ohio River Recreational Trail Committee and OKI are developing an Ohio River Digital Guide that is scheduled to be published in late 2019. The Guide will be an interactive tour of paddle sports, bicycle sports, and all other recreational vehicles, to the Ohio River corridor.

The Guide will be interactive when your cellular service is turned on, allowing you to follow yourself in a boat or on a bicycle as you travel down the river. It will contain safety information, accurate commercial channels, as well as lodging, restaurants, cultural activities, and historical sites. The Guide is patterned after the Ohio River Paddlefest Digital Guide: click here to view the 9 miles of the annual Paddlefest route.

Below is a Google Earth view of the 2019 Voyageur Canoe adventure sponsored by River City Paddlesports and REI. Scroll down further to view the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Navigation Charts for the 250 miles that will be included in the Ohio River Recreational Trail.


Google Earth screenshot of the Ohio River Challenge


PDFs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Navigation Charts

The Navigation Charts are PDFs of individual pages from chart books published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Click on the captions below to go to those PDF charts of that specific section of the river.

The full books, maps, and all information can be also be accessed below.

It is important to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ introductory materials to fully understand these charts.

Charts 80 – 91
West Point-Westport
Charts 92 – 115
Westport-Cincinnati
Charts 116 – 138
Cincinnati-Portsmouth
US Army Corps of Engineers’ Navigation Chart Legend

Download the full chart books here

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