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Ohio whitewater, Big Indian Creek

Clermont county, Canter Road to County Road 743 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     7.9 miles
 
Tried to paddle the Big Indian Creek this past weekend.† The coordinates are spot on but, from what I could see on both ends, there was no way to put a boat on the water.† VERY little water flowing.† The put in was more like a small drainage ditch.† Unless we missed something that you need to go a certain time of year, this was a complete bust. Says John R.

I have big indain creek in my back yard and can't wait to try it out just
    now thinking of getting in to rafting etc. had no idea it was a class 3-4 great should be lots of fun!!! Says Adam. L

The scenic beauty of Ohio and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near
and far. The put-in is not too far from Cincinnati-Middletown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can  
camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Canter Road to County Road 743 stretch is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch of Big Indian Creek is 7.9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater.

Big Indian Creek, Canter Road to County Road 743 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Big Indian Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Indian Creek:
Big Indian Creek, Clermont County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Canter Road to County Road 743)
Backbone Creek, Clermont County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.5 miles long (Elmwood Road to East Fork of Little Miami River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Historic New Richmond, Clermont County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hershel Run, Clermont County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.35 miles long (Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek)
Brushy Fork, Clermont County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Brushy Fork Road to Stonelick Creek)
White Oak Creek, Brown County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (White Oak Valley Road to Georgetown Dam)
Stonelick Creek, Clermont County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (St. Route 131 to St. Route 132)
Horner Run, Clermont County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Cook Road to I-275)
Straight Creek, Brown County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St Route 125 to Straight Creek Road)
Little Miami River, Clermont County, 21 miles away
      Class I - 0.5 miles long (Kelly Nature Preserve to St Route 126)
 Ski Areas Near Big Indian Creek:
Perfect North, Indiana , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 64 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 82 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Big Indian Creek:
Aquaramp Harbor & Marina, Melbourne , 18 miles away
Kincaid Lake Marina, Falmouth , 18 miles away
Hartley Marina, Silver Grove , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Indian Creek:
AmeriStay Batavia, Batavia , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Eastgate, Cincinnati , 14 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate, Cincinnati , 15 miles away
Motel Beechmont, Cincinnati , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites CINCINNATI-EASTGATE (I-275E), Cincinnati , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Indian Creek:
East Fork State Park, Williamsburg, 8 miles away
Clear Water Air Park, Batavia, 13 miles away
Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Big Indian Creek:
Beechtree Trail, Clermont , 17 miles away
Lakeview Trail, Clermont , 18 miles away
Southwoods Trail, Clermont , 18 miles away
Red Fox Trail, Clermont , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Indian Creek:
East Fork State Park, Ohio , 10 miles away
Kincaid Lake State Park, Kentucky , 14 miles away
Stonelick State Park, Ohio , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Indian Creek:
Colonial Pines Golf Course, Bethel , 2 miles away
Taylor Glen Golf Club, Bethel , 4 miles away
Lindale Golf Club, Amelia , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Indian Creek
East Fork Lake, Clermont , 7 miles away
Lake Allyn, Clermont , 12 miles away
Hamilton County Anglers Club Lake, Clermont , 13 miles away

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