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Ohio whitewater, Chagrin River

Lake county, Rogers Road to Daniels Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     7.7 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Lake County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Ohio is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This section of Chagrin River in Ohio is 7.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I section. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a
    lot of people coming here. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No matter if you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Taking a little spree to nearby Elk Point is a great idea, and there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Alpine Valley.
 
Headlands Beach State Park is worth a visit if you're at Chagrin River; during your trip here you'll meet some people from Willoughby for sure. At this river you will never have a bad time. Going for a hike on the Mushers Trail is always a pleasant adventure. The amount of precipitation that falls at Chagrin River is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month. During the long summer days at Chagrin River highs are mostly in the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and all through the dark hours in the winter at Chagrin River temperatures sink to the 10's.

Chagrin River, Rogers Road to Daniels Park road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Chagrin River.
 Whitewater Near Chagrin River:
Chagrin River, Lake County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Chagrin River - East Branch, Geauga-Lake County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Kellogg Creek, Lake / Geauga County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Grand River Tributary)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Big Creek, Geauga County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (Girdled Road to Helen Hazen Wyman Park Painesville)
Paine Creek, Lake County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 3 miles long (Grand River Tributary)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 24 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Chagrin River:
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 11 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 19 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 20 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 87 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 89 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Chagrin River:
Borac's Landing, Eastlake , 4 miles away
Mentor Lagoons Marina, Mentor , 8 miles away
Riverbend Marina, Painesville , 10 miles away
Grand River Marine, Grand River , 11 miles away
Douglass & Mc Leod, Painesville , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Chagrin River:
Courtyard Cleveland Willoughby, Willoughby , 2 miles away
Travelodge Cleveland/Willoughby, Willoughby , 2 miles away
Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Eastlake, Cleveland , 3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Mentor , 3 miles away
Days Inn Willoughby/Cleveland, Willoughby , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chagrin River:
Bass Isle Resort And Camping, Euclid, 7 miles away
Geauga Lake Campground, Aurora, 14 miles away
Big Creek County Park, Chardon, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Chagrin River:
Mushers Trail, Geauga , 14 miles away
Mohawk Trail, Geauga , 15 miles away
Beach Trail, Geauga , 15 miles away
Erie Trail, Geauga , 16 miles away
Iroquois Trail, Geauga , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chagrin River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 21 miles away
Headlands Beach State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Punderson State Park, Ohio , 15 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chagrin River:
Cleveland Metroparks, Willoughby Hills , 2 miles away
Johnny Cake Ridge Golf Course, Willoughby , 3 miles away
Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Chagrin River
Lake Elissa, Cuyahoga , 7 miles away
Kiwanis Lake, Geauga , 14 miles away
Aurora Pond, Portage , 14 miles away

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