Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Metropolitan Area

Local whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

If whitewater paddling is your thing and you're in Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana you are a lucky person. You'll find some good whitewater in the list below to fit any ability level. The list of nearby whitewater is quite long as you can see. Look at all the suitable whitewater spots carefully and decide which one is best for you.

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Whitewater paddling spots near Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana:

Whitewater 0 to 25 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Banklick Creek, Kentucky, Independence Station Road to Doe Run confluence, 10 miles away, class II-III, 5 miles long.

Gunpowder Creek, Kentucky, Camp Ernst Road to Dale Williamson Road, 22 miles away, class II+, 7.5 miles long.

Backbone Creek, Ohio, Elmwood Road to East Fork of Little Miami River, 20 miles away, class III-V, 1.5 miles long.

Brushy Fork, Ohio, Brushy Fork Road to Stonelick Creek, 22 miles away, class II-III(IV), 2 miles long.

Great Miami River, Ohio, 50 Hole, 21 miles away, class I, 0 miles long.

Hall's Creek, Ohio, Shawhan Road to Hall's Creek Road, 25 miles away, class III+(IV), 1.25 miles long.

Hershel Run, Ohio, Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek, 22 miles away, class III-IV, 1.35 miles long.

Horner Run, Ohio, Cook Road to I-275, 15 miles away, class III-IV, 1 miles long.

Little Miami River, Ohio, Kelly Nature Preserve to St Route 126, 12 miles away, class I, 0.5 miles long.

Stonelick Creek, Ohio, St. Route 131 to St. Route 132, 22 miles away, class III-IV, 4.5 miles long.

Whitewater 25 to 50 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Big Indian Creek, Ohio, Canter Road to County Road 743, 25 miles away, class III-IV, 7.9 miles long.

Caesar Creek, Ohio, Caesar Creek Lake to Little Miami River, 32 miles away, class II+, 2.8 miles long.

Mad River, Ohio, Huffman Dam, 44 miles away, class II+, 0 miles long.

Second Creek, Ohio, State Route 132 to Confluence with Todd's Fork, 28 miles away, class II-III, 3.25 miles long.

Straight Creek, Ohio, St Route 125 to Straight Creek Road, 43 miles away, class II-III, 6 miles long.

White Oak Creek, Ohio, White Oak Valley Road to Georgetown Dam, 38 miles away, class II-IV, 7.5 miles long.

Whitewater 50 to 75 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Sand Creek - Cobbs Fork, Indiana, from road 60, 72 miles away, class I-II(III), 3.6 miles long.

Benson Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 1005 to Benson Falls, 59 miles away, class II(III), 3 miles long.

Benson Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 1005 to Kentucky River, 59 miles away, class II, 5.1 miles long.

Boone Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 418 Bridge to Kentucky River, 66 miles away, class II(III), 6.3 miles long.

Calloway Creek, Kentucky, Confluence of Smith Fork to Kentucky River, 68 miles away, class II-IV, 2.5 miles long.

Cedar Branch, Kentucky, Kentucky 342 to Kentucky River, 74 miles away, class III-IV, 1.5 miles long.

Elkhorn Creek, Kentucky, Forks of Elkhorn US460 Bridge to Kentucky1900, 53 miles away, class II(III), 6 miles long.

Four Mile Creek, Kentucky, Four Mile Road Bridge to Confluence with Kentucky River, 69 miles away, class II-III+, 2 miles long.

Gilbert Creek, Kentucky, Gilbert Creek road to Kentucky River, 68 miles away, class II-III+, 2.75 miles long.

Glenn's Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 1685 bridge to Distillery Pool, 59 miles away, class II-III, 3 miles long.

Hickman Creek, Kentucky, Brumfield Lane to 1268 Bridge, 72 miles away, class II(III), 4 miles long.

Hickman Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 1541 to Elm Fork Road, 70 miles away, class I-II, 4 miles long.

Howard's Creek, Kentucky, Old Stone Church Road to Kentucky River, 66 miles away, class II-III(IV), 5 miles long.

Jessamine Creek, Kentucky, Frankfort Ford Road To 1268, 70 miles away, class II(III), 3.3 miles long.

Jouett Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 418 to Kentucky River, 66 miles away, class IV, 1.8 miles long.

Little Kentucky River, Kentucky, Sulphur to Kentucky 421, 65 miles away, class II, 8.1 miles long.

Muddy Creek, Kentucky, Oakley Wells Road Bridge to Close to Doylesville, 74 miles away, class II(III), 5 miles long.

Otter Creek, Kentucky, East Fork to Kentucky 388 bridge, 71 miles away, class -blank-, 2 miles long.

Otter Creek, Kentucky, West Fork to Kentucky388 Bridge, 70 miles away, class II(III), 6 miles long.

Shawnee Run, Kentucky, Kentucky 1343, 74 miles away, class I-III(IV), 4 miles long.

Tates Creek, Kentucky, Million Kentucky to 169 Bridge, 72 miles away, class II+(III), 5 miles long.

White Oak Creek, Kentucky, Kentucky 1845 to Kentucky River, 75 miles away, class IV, 2 miles long.

Big Three Mile Creek, Ohio, Evertonville to Ellis Run Road, 57 miles away, class III-IV, 2.25 miles long.

Lee's Creek, Ohio, Rt. 28 to Rattlesnake Creek, 66 miles away, class III, 2.2 miles long.

Little Miami River, Ohio, Clifton Gorge, 55 miles away, class II-IV, 1.3 miles long.

Massie's Creek, Ohio, Wilberforce, 55 miles away, class III, 0.5 miles long.

Rattlesnake Creek, Ohio, Fishback Road to St. Route 28, 68 miles away, class II(IV), 3 miles long.

Rocky Fork Creek, Ohio, McCropping Mill Road to Paint Creek, 73 miles away, class II, 7.5 miles long.

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the middle of the river section listed, actual driving distance is longer.



Other Outdoors Recreation Nearby:


Ski Resorts near Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana:

Ski Areas 0 to 50 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Perfect North, Indiana, 30 miles, vertical drop 400 feet

Ski Areas 50 to 100 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Mad River, Ohio, 81 miles, vertical drop 300 feet

Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio, 80 miles, vertical drop 600 feet

Ski Areas 100 to 150 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Paoli Peaks, Indiana, 142 miles, vertical drop 300 feet

Ski Areas 150 to 200 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Clear Fork, Ohio, 161 miles, vertical drop 300 feet

Snow Trails, Ohio, 153 miles, vertical drop 300 feet

Mount Brighton, Michigan, 180 miles, vertical drop 230 feet

Pine Nob, Michigan, 199 miles, vertical drop 300 feet

Mount Holly, Michigan, 195 miles, vertical drop 350 feet

Timber Ridge, Michigan, 192 miles, vertical drop 240 feet

Bittersweet, Michigan, 192 miles, vertical drop 350 feet

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the ski areas listed, actual driving distance is longer.


National Parks near Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana:

National Parks 100 to 200 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, 145 miles

Mammoth Cave National Park, 156 miles

Obed Wild & Scenic River, 172 miles

National Parks 200 to 300 miles from Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

Blue Ridge Parkway, 237 miles

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 295 miles

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, 226 miles

Gauley River National Recreation Area, 237 miles

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 202 miles

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, 277 miles

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 220 miles

Little River Canyon National Preserve, 280 miles

New River Gorge National River, 237 miles

Russell Cave National Monument, 252 miles

* Distances listed are direct linear distances from the center of the metro area to the parks listed, actual driving distance is longer.


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