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Ohio whitewater, Chagrin River - Aurora Branch

Cuyahoga county, Chagrin Reservation section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.55 miles
 
Ran this stretch on 5-14-14. In severe storm and tornado warning. Seems like if there was any less water, you would touch bottom too much. One 4 or 5 foot waterfall that I carried around. The rest was fun, little drops and big waves.. Lots of fun! Probably not class IV... Or I'm awesome. Says Mike

We went to traverse these rapids on 8/6/11 and the water was only a couple inches deep at best. Nothing here was boat-able. Says Ean

    The scenic beauty of Cuyahoga County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This section of Chagrin River - Aurora Branch in Cuyahoga County is 1.55 miles long and is according
to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. The average Ohio whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around  
here you'll find a large number of good rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Chagrin Reservation section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Hit the slopes at Brandywine nearby It's always perfect to visit Chagrin Falls.

Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Chagrin Reservation 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 Chagrin River - Aurora Branch.
 Whitewater Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Chagrin River, Lake County, 8 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Chagrin River - East Branch, Geauga-Lake County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 17 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
 Ski Areas Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Brandywine, Ohio , 12 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 12 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 13 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 82 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 84 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Borac's Landing, Eastlake , 13 miles away
Mentor Lagoons Marina, Mentor , 17 miles away
East 55th St Marina, Cleveland , 17 miles away
Riverbend Marina, Painesville , 18 miles away
Douglass & Mc Leod, Painesville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Hampton Inn Cleveland-Solon, Solon , 4 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Cleveland-Solon OH, Solon , 4 miles away
SpringHill Suites Cleveland Solon, Solon , 4 miles away
Staybridge Suites CLEVELAND MAYFIELD HTS BEACHWD, Mayfield Heights , 5 miles away
Super 8 Beachwood/Cleveland Area, Beachwood , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Geauga Lake Campground, Aurora, 6 miles away
Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA, Streetsboro, 9 miles away
Woodside Lake Park, Streetsboro, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 15 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 7 miles away
Punderson State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch:
Grantwood Golf Course, Solon , 3 miles away
Beechmont Country Club, Beachwood , 4 miles away
Hawthorne Valley Country Club, Solon , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Chagrin River - Aurora Branch
Aurora Pond, Portage , 5 miles away
Lake Elissa, Cuyahoga , 5 miles away
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 13 miles away

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