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Ohio whitewater, Cuyahoga River

Summit county, Ira Road to Route 303 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     6.8 miles
 
The sewage treatment plant just up river of the put-in location can make paddling after a big rain a little smelly.  The park doesn't recommend any paddling on the river, and if you are going you should check their website for construction on the bridges along the way. Says Dave

The natural beauty of Summit County and the water flowing gracefully down Cuyahoga River will make you feel great. The Ira Road to Route 303 section of Cuyahoga
    River in Ohio is 6.8 miles long and is a class I section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Akron, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page
so you won’t get lost. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Ira Road to Route 303 stretch is just one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are  
lots of good places for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Peninsula love to come to Cuyahoga River, and everyone close by loves skiing at Boston Mills. Tinker's Creek State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Cuyahoga River, and the sights at Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area will blow your mind.

Cuyahoga River, Ira Road to Route 303 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 / Cuyahoga County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Rocky River - North Branch, Medina County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
 Ski Areas Near Cuyahoga River:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 3 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 , 70 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Cuyahoga River:
Sandy Beach Marina, Akron , 12 miles away
Commodore's Club Marina, Cleveland , 17 miles away
East 55th St Marina, Cleveland , 18 miles away
Channel Park Marina, Cleveland , 18 miles away
Edgewater Marina, Cleveland , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Cuyahoga River:
Turkeyfoot Beach, Summit , 13 miles away
Perkins Beach, Cuyahoga , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cuyahoga River:
Super 8 Richfield Area, Richfield , 5 miles away
Clarion Inn Hudson - Akron North, Hudson , 5 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Richfield, Richfield , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Richfield, Richfield , 5 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Boston Heights/Hudson, Hudson , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cuyahoga River:
Summit County Fairgrounds, Munroe Falls, 10 miles away
Silver Springs Camp Ground, Stow, 11 miles away
Stow Silver Springs Park, Stow, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cuyahoga River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 6 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cuyahoga River:
Brandywine Golf Course, Peninsula , 2 miles away
Riverwoods Golf Course, Akron , 4 miles away
Sycamore Valley Golf Course, Akron , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Cuyahoga River
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 3 miles away
Camp Hilaka Lake, Summit , 8 miles away
Summit Lake, Summit , 9 miles away

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