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Ohio whitewater, Maumee River

Grand Rapids section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
 
The Maumee is acually a pretty good river to kayak. From the Grand Rapids Dam down to the city of Maumee is a pretty good stretch of river. Depending on river flow it could be a little intense. There are a number of rapids that you could go through or around depending on your confidence. There are also places to camp along the river. Says Paul

How long is the Maumee river and what lake does it pass through Says Jamesa Mackey

    The wonderful Ohio scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Ohio is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers in this state are
not as hard as elsewhere. The put-in location is a short drive from Toledo, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby  
campground. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Grand Rapids section is one of them. This is a pretty short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Maumee River you will meet lots of people from close by Grand Rapids. Mary Jane Thurston State Park is a great place to go if you're at Maumee River. The annual rain here at Maumee River is about average. The month of June is the wettest with most of the rain; January on the other hand is the driest.

Maumee River, Grand Rapids 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 Maumee River.
 Whitewater Near Maumee River:
Maumee River, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Grand Rapids)
Maumee River, Wood County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Boat launch to I-475 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Maumee River:
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 58 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 58 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 76 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 77 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Maumee River:
Days Inn Toledo Airport, Swanton , 10 miles away
Staybridge Suites TOLEDO - MAUMEE, Maumee , 13 miles away
Red Roof Inn Toledo Holland, Holland , 13 miles away
Best Western Toledo South Maumee, Maumee , 14 miles away
Residence Inn Toledo Maumee, Maumee , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Maumee River:
Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Grand Rapids, 1 miles away
Country Campground, Whitehouse, 4 miles away
Hidden Lake Campgrounds, Neapolis, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Maumee River:
Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Ohio , 2 miles away
Van Buren State Park, Ohio , 21 miles away
Independence Dam State Park, Ohio , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Maumee River:
White Pines Golf Course, Swanton , 5 miles away
Valleywood Golf Club, Swanton , 9 miles away
Riverby Hills Golf Club, Bowling Green , 10 miles away

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