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Ohio whitewater, Olentangy River

Delaware county, Delaware Recycling Plant to Chapman Road pull-off section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     4 miles
This is runnable only when the Delaware Dam is releasing.  Check the USGS gauge, which should be at least 1000 cfs. Says Gwen English

This stretch of Olentangy River is 4 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Ohio and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Columbus, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page
    so you won’t get lost. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots
in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other spots. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect  
for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Delaware here at Olentangy River. Delaware State Park is worth a visit if you're at Olentangy River. Summertime highs at Olentangy River typically tend to be in the 80's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. Throughout the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Olentangy River are in the 10's. Olentangy River gets a typical amount of rain. July is when you get the most rain here, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Olentangy River, Delaware Recycling Plant to Chapman Road pull-off road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Olentangy River.
 Whitewater Near Olentangy River:
Olentangy River, Delaware County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Delaware Recycling Plant to Chapman Road pull-off)
Scioto River, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (O'Shaughnessy Dam)
Whitewater Outfitter - Real Adventure, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Olentangy River:
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 43 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 45 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 48 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Olentangy River:
Alum Creek Marina, Delaware , 2 miles away
Bradley Lake Marina, Hilliard , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Olentangy River:
Quality Inn & Suites Delaware, Delaware , 1 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Delaware, Delaware , 1 miles away
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus , 6 miles away
ExecuStay At 801 Polaris, Columbus , 7 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Dublin, Columbus , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Olentangy River:
Whitesands Campgrounds, Delaware, 3 miles away
Cross Creek Camping, Delaware, 6 miles away
Delaware State Park, Waldo, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Olentangy River:
Delaware State Park, Ohio , 11 miles away
Mt. Gilead State Park, Ohio , 23 miles away
Madison Lake State Park, Ohio , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Olentangy River:
Delaware Golf Club, Delaware , 1 miles away
Tanglewood Golf Club, Delaware , 1 miles away
Rolling Meadows Golf Club, Delaware , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Olentangy River
Hoover Reservoir, Franklin , 15 miles away
Richwood Lake, Union , 19 miles away

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