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Ohio whitewater, Chagrin River - East Branch

Geauga-Lake county, Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     4.7 miles
 
The East Branch canoe route to Daniels Park that runs through the Kirtland Country Club, a dam exists on this property. You must submit proof of insurance to the Club to walk on the property at the Club when leaving the water to avoid the dam. Thank you. Please call 440-942-4400 with questions. Says Kirtland

www.chagrinriverckc.org Says Debra Lemak

If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find
    the rivers here more forgiving, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. If you're coming from Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar
with the area there's a road map further down the page. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park section is just one of many. This section of Chagrin River - East Branch is 4.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you  
come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The nature scenery of Geauga-Lake County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Punderson State Park close to Chagrin River - East Branch is a splendid thing to do, and there's great hiking along the Beach Trail.

Chagrin River - East Branch, Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park 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 - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Chagrin River - East Branch, Geauga-Lake County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park)
Chagrin River, Lake County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Kellogg Creek, Lake / Geauga County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Grand River Tributary)
Big Creek, Geauga County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (Girdled Road to Helen Hazen Wyman Park Painesville)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Paine Creek, Lake County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 3 miles long (Grand River Tributary)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 25 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
 Ski Areas Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 8 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 23 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 24 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 92 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 93 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Mentor Lagoons Marina, Mentor , 5 miles away
Borac's Landing, Eastlake , 6 miles away
Riverbend Marina, Painesville , 6 miles away
Douglass & Mc Leod, Painesville , 7 miles away
Grand River Marine, Grand River , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Red Roof Inn Cleveland East Willoughby, Willoughby , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lawnfield Inn & Suites, Mentor , 2 miles away
Days Inn Willoughby/Cleveland, Willoughby , 2 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Mentor , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn CLEVELAND NORTHEAST - MENTOR, Mentor , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Big Creek County Park, Chardon, 10 miles away
Girdled Road Reservation, Chardon, 11 miles away
Bass Isle Resort And Camping, Euclid, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 25 miles away
Headlands Beach State Park, Ohio , 8 miles away
Punderson State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chagrin River - East Branch:
Little Mountain Country Club, Painesville , 6 miles away
Cleveland Metroparks, Willoughby Hills , 6 miles away
Legend Lake Golf Club, Chardon , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Chagrin River - East Branch
Lake Elissa, Cuyahoga , 11 miles away
Kiwanis Lake, Geauga , 11 miles away
La Due Reservoir, Geauga , 15 miles away

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