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Birch Bark Canoe Livery

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Birch Bark Canoe Livery
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“mad river”(6 reviews)
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 river in our section, for the most part, is just 2-3 feet deep, with...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1455 River Rd, Urbana, OH 43078-9381
+1 937-652-2663
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Thank you for being open this late in the season. We had a fantastic afternoon. The scenery was beautiful. The workers were friendly and very nice. I would recommend this place for tubing, canoeing, and kayaking. The water was cold, but my boys still went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great time tubing! Beautiful water and scenery. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to go back!!! Loved every minute !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank llm1107
Reviewed 17 September 2018

People seem to be so friendly here. Not just the staff but even the other floaters/canoers/kayakers. We have came down 4 years now and always have so much fun. Good prices and fantastic day of fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joni M
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Birchbark about 10 times now and it’s always the best experience! Beautiful river and everyone is always so nice and helpful!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megan D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend time with friends and family. The area is clean,and the staff is friendly and helpful. My family goes at least once a week.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Danita L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We've been going to Birch Bark for years. Each year it gets better. This year was no different. It is a goal of summer for my wife and I to "float the Mad" a few times. As of this late August date and We had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cunnij01
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Clear, cool, shallow water is perfect for family fun of all ages. It's said that the water stays about 60 degrees in the summer, so it's cool for tubing but not unbearable. Easy check-in. Did have a short wait for the bus to deliver us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank justme110110
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Mad River is not only a beautiful place to visit but the staff at Birch Bark are friendly and ready to accommodate. Our group went for 10 kayaks down to 4. This was not a problem. Super friendly ready to help and answer questions....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank taralee752018
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Had a fun lazy float on a tube down the river with family. Better than the lazy river at zoombezi bay. Just wished it was closer. Birch Bark has canoes, kayaks and tubes. Multiple rides based on hours (2, 4, etc).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LoriLynn4
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The 5 mile is perfect for adults, teens and even little ones in a canoe. Clear water, all you really need to do is steer, the current helps carry you down stream.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nikki B
18 August 2018|
Response from Tony B | Property representative |
Hi Nikki, During peak season, we are open 9-3 on weekdays and 9-4 on weekends. The 2 hour canoe trip is available to reserve every half hour during those times.