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Ohio whitewater, Chippewa Creek

Cuyahoga county, Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     1.65 miles
 
There is no paddling to be done on this route. It's all rocks and too shallow. Says John Doe

The Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation stretch of Chippewa Creek in Ohio is 1.65 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Ohio tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not
    as hard as elsewhere. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. The wonderful Ohio scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Chippewa Creek have people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling
sections and the Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation section is one of them. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The starting location is a short drive from Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, as you can see on the road map further down. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
near Chippewa Creek you'll find a wooded region called Harriet Keeler Memorial Woods. Do pay a visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area while you're here at Chippewa Creek; the smiling folks of Brecksville like to hang out nearby. This river is a wonderful place to visit. A visit to Cleveland Lakefront State Park when you're here at Chippewa Creek is never a bad idea; Perkins Beach is a beach nearby that you can pop by. Head up to Boston Mills and strap some skis to your feet.

Chippewa Creek, Rt. 82 to Brecksville 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 Chippewa Creek.
 Whitewater Near Chippewa Creek:
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Lake Erie, Cuyahoga County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Edgewater Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Rocky River - North Branch, Medina County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
 Ski Areas Near Chippewa Creek:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 4 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 4 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 27 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 67 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 69 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Chippewa Creek:
Commodore's Club Marina, Cleveland , 11 miles away
East 55th St Marina, Cleveland , 11 miles away
Channel Park Marina, Cleveland , 12 miles away
Edgewater Marina, Cleveland , 12 miles away
Emerald Necklace Marina, Lakewood , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Chippewa Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEVELAND-RICHFIELD, Richfield , 3 miles away
Super 8 Richfield Area, Richfield , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Richfield, Richfield , 3 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Richfield, Richfield , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Independence, Independence , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chippewa Creek:
Silver Springs Camp Ground, Stow, 16 miles away
Stow Silver Springs Park, Stow, 16 miles away
Summit County Fairgrounds, Munroe Falls, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chippewa Creek:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 1 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 16 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chippewa Creek:
Astorhurst Country Club, Cleveland , 4 miles away
Old Pine Golf Course, Richfield , 5 miles away
Brandywine Golf Course, Peninsula , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Chippewa Creek
Camp Hilaka Lake, Summit , 6 miles away
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 8 miles away
Ledge Lake, Medina , 10 miles away

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