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Ohio whitewater, Hershel Run

Clermont county, Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     1.35 miles
  The natural beauty of Ohio and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek stretch of Hershel Run in Clermont County is 1.35 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it
    is a very popular destination. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Ohio is often easier than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers in this state
are not as hard as elsewhere. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Beechtree Trail is perfect fun,
 
and this is a popular place for folks from Owensville. East Fork State Park is both splendid and pretty, and it's in the neighborhood of Hershel Run; you can have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Lakeview Trail. This river is so great. When you're here at Hershel Run it's always fun to visit Stonelick State Park. The high level of rain makes Hershel Run a rather wet place. May is when you get the most rain here; the driest month is February. During the warm months highs here at Hershel Run reach the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 60's.

Hershel Run, Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek 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 Hershel Run.
 Whitewater Near Hershel Run:
Hershel Run, Clermont County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.35 miles long (Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek)
Brushy Fork, Clermont County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Brushy Fork Road to Stonelick Creek)
Backbone Creek, Clermont County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.5 miles long (Elmwood Road to East Fork of Little Miami River)
Stonelick Creek, Clermont County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (St. Route 131 to St. Route 132)
Horner Run, Clermont County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Cook Road to I-275)
Second Creek, Warren County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.25 miles long (State Route 132 to Confluence with Todd's Fork)
Big Indian Creek, Clermont County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Canter Road to County Road 743)
Little Miami River, Clermont County, 12 miles away
      Class I - 0.5 miles long (Kelly Nature Preserve to St Route 126)
Hall's Creek, Warren County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 1.25 miles long (Shawhan Road to Hall's Creek Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Historic New Richmond, Clermont County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Hershel Run:
Perfect North, Indiana , 51 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 71 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Hershel Run:
Aquaramp Harbor & Marina, Melbourne , 17 miles away
Hartley Marina, Silver Grove , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Hershel Run:
AmeriStay Batavia, Batavia , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Eastgate, Cincinnati , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CINCINNATI NORTHEAST-MILFORD, Milford , 9 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Cincinnati-Milford, Milford , 9 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate, Cincinnati , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hershel Run:
Clear Water Air Park, Batavia, 3 miles away
East Fork State Park, Williamsburg, 6 miles away
Stonelick Lake State Park, Pleasant Plain, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hershel Run:
Beechtree Trail, Clermont , 7 miles away
Lakeview Trail, Clermont , 7 miles away
Southwoods Trail, Clermont , 7 miles away
Red Fox Trail, Clermont , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hershel Run:
East Fork State Park, Ohio , 4 miles away
Stonelick State Park, Ohio , 8 miles away
Cowan Lake State Park, Ohio , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hershel Run:
Stonelick Hills Golf Course, Batavia , 2 miles away
Cedar Trace Golf Club, Batavia , 3 miles away
Elks Run Golf Club, Batavia , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Hershel Run
East Fork Lake, Clermont , 6 miles away
Hamilton County Anglers Club Lake, Clermont , 6 miles away
Lake Allyn, Clermont , 6 miles away

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