The Maumee River forms at Fort Wayne, Ind., by the confluence of the St. Joseph and St. Marys rivers and meanders northwesternly for 137 miles before flowing into Maumee Bay (Lake Erie) in Toledo. Covering over 6,500 square miles (4.2 million acres), its watershed is the largest drainage basin in the Great Lakes Wateshed.
More than 3,900 miles of rivers and streams flow into the Maumee. On July 18, 1974 it was designated an Ohio State Scenic River.
Historically, the Maumee River was also known as the Miami River and called “Miami of the Lake,” not to be confused with the Miami River in southern Ohio, which was known as “Miami of the Ohio.” The word ‘Maumee’ is an anglicized spelling of the Ottawa name for the Miami Indians, Maamii.
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Planning a trip on the Maumee River?
Check out the resources TMACOG staff put together for this excursion. The Aerials and USGS map PDF documents are a great reference guide for planning your own trip.
Maumee River canoe miles & stopping points
>> Maumee River Aerials
>> Maumee River Mile USGS Maps
From the TMACOG Archives:
Canoeing the Maumee
June 27 - July 1, 2011:
part 1 | part 2