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Ohio whitewater, Cuyahoga River

Portage Summit county, Kent to Munroe Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     0.25 miles
  The scenic beauty of Ohio and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting point is not too far from Akron, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother
    nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The average Ohio whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state
are suitable for beginners. This is an extremely short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. This stretch of Cuyahoga River in Ohio is 0.25 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II(III) section of whitewater. The Kent to Munroe Falls stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are nice comfortable hotels here,  
and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Cuyahoga River it's always fun to check out Quail Hollow State Park, and lots of folks from Kent come here. Cuyahoga River is close to Tinker's Creek State Park which is a stunning location, and a day on the slopes of Brandywine is just what you need. A river like this is too good to miss. Cuyahoga River gets a normal amount of rain. The month with most of the rain is June, and January on the other hand is the driest. High temperatures at Cuyahoga River during the days of summer are in the 80's.

Cuyahoga River, Kent to Munroe Falls 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 Cuyahoga River.
 Whitewater Near Cuyahoga River:
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 19 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Chagrin River, Lake County, 22 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Chagrin River - East Branch, Geauga-Lake County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park)
 Ski Areas Near Cuyahoga River:
Brandywine, Ohio , 15 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 15 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 21 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 78 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 81 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Cuyahoga River:
Walborn Marina, Hartville , 10 miles away
Sandy Beach Marina, Akron , 14 miles away
Meyers Lake Fish Dock, Canton , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Cuyahoga River:
Turkeyfoot Beach, Summit , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Cuyahoga River:
Kent State University Hotel, Kent , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Kent, Kent , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Kent , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Akron-Kent Area, Brimfield , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Kent, Kent , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cuyahoga River:
Stow Silver Springs Park, Stow, 3 miles away
Silver Springs Camp Ground, Stow, 4 miles away
Cherokee Park Co, Mogadore, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Cuyahoga River:
Mushers Trail, Geauga , 19 miles away
Mohawk Trail, Geauga , 19 miles away
Iroquois Trail, Geauga , 19 miles away
Beach Trail, Geauga , 19 miles away
Erie Trail, Geauga , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cuyahoga River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 19 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 8 miles away
Quail Hollow State Park, Ohio , 9 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cuyahoga River:
Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent , 2 miles away
Green Hills Golf Course, Kent , 3 miles away
Maplecrest Golf Course, Kent , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Cuyahoga River
Mogadore Reservoir, Portage , 5 miles away
Wingfoot Lake, Portage , 7 miles away
Springfield Lake, Summit , 8 miles away

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