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Welcome to Ohio seaplane operators!
On April 23, 2018 the following changes to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) for seaplane operations went into effect:
  1. All Federal navigable waterways are open for seaplane operations.
  2. Pilots are no longer required to have permits to land on State of Ohio approved landing sites
  3. Only the lakes listed on this site are approved for seaplane operations!
Ohio Seaplane Bases
  1. Grand Lake St. Marys (O12) landing area layout
  2. Toledo Seaplane Base (2C9) landing area layout

Ohio Approved Seaplane landing areas

  1. Buckeye Lake landing area layout
  2. Salt Fork Reservoir landing area layout
  3. Grassy Island North (Toledo) landing area layout
  4. Sandusky Bay East landing area layout
  5. Grand Rapids (Maumee River) landing area layout
  6. Lake Milton North landing area layout
  7. Lake Milton South landing area layout


FAA Seaplane Bases Advisory Circular

FAA Advisory Circular 150_5395-1B.pdf

Ohio Administrative Codes

O.A.C. Chapter 1501:47-2 Rules of Navigation

O.A.C. Chapter 1501:47-2-18 Responsibilities Between Vessels


Helpful Links

Ohio Department of Natural Resources​​

Seaplane Pilots Association - Ohio

Seaplane Pilots Association - FAQ​​​​