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Ohio River Water Trail Expansion

 

 

Ohio River Water Trail Expansion

It is the vision of the Ohio River Trail Council that the Ohio River Water Trail (ORWT) expand westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois. Please contact Peggy Pings for assistance with your water trail project.

Peggy Pings, Outdoor Recreation Planner
National Park Service
Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), 
WV Field Office, PO Box 6125, Morgantown, WV 26506-6125.
Cell Phone: 304-282-7464
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National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Regional Program Manager Contacts:

Northeast Region: Helen Mahan, Program Manager

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Ohio River States Served: Pennsylvania and West Virginia
 

Midwest Region: David Thomson, Program Manager

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Ohio River States Served: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, 
 

Southeast Region: Deirdre Hewitt, Program Manager

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Ohio River States Served: Kentucky 
 

 

Ohio River Water Trail Districts

 

Upper Ohio River Water Trail - Pittsburgh District (PA, OH, WV)

Present Length: 69-miles

Waterway: Ohio River (SW Pennsylvania, SE Ohio, NW West Virginia)
Accommodations: Campgrounds, Marinas, Picnic Areas, Restaurants and Boat Ramps
Presently the Ohio River Water Trail starts at Pittsburgh, PA, OH and follows the Ohio River to East Liverpool, Ohio and Newell, West Virginia. Emsworth, Montgomery, and New Cumberland Pools.
 
Contact Info:
Ohio River Trail Council
1100 Pennsylvania Ave
Monaca, Pa 15061
Phone: 724-728-2625
Website: www.water.ohiorivertrail.org 

Middle Ohio River Water Trail - Huntington District (OH, WV)

Present Length: 57-miles

Wood County Alternative Transportation Council
c/o Angi Graham, Administrative Assistant
Wood County Commission
No. 1 Court Square, Suite 203
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Lower Ohio River Water Trail - Louisville District (OH, IN, KY, IL)

Present Length: 150-miles

Waterway: Ohio River (SW Ohio, NE Kentucky, SE Indiana)
Accommodations: Campgrounds, Marinas, Picnic Areas, Restaurants and Boat Ramps
Presently the Ohio River Water Trail currently starts at Neville, OH and follows the Ohio River through Cincinnati and ends in Patriot, Indiana. Markland and McAlpine Pools.
 
Contact Info:
Ohio River Way
PO Box 43261
Cincinnati, OH 45243-0261
Phone: 513-588-6936
 
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