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Ohio whitewater, Paine Creek

Lake county, Grand River Tributary section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(V)     3 miles
  The Grand River Tributary section of Paine Creek in Ohio is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III(V) section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Ohio and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. If you're coming from Ashtabula it's not a long drive at all
    to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section is quite short so better bring some
good walking shoes. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
Do schedule
 
some time to go to Indian Point right next door to Paine Creek if you have a chance, and you can never get enough of the pleasant skiing at Alpine Valley. During your tour to Paine Creek you'll meet some folks from Perry for sure. A journey to Paine Creek wouldn’t be complete without a trip to nearby Headlands Beach State Park; going for a hike on the Erie Trail is always a splendid adventure. A visit to Geneva State Park when you're here at Paine Creek is a tremendous idea. Paine Creek gets a common amount of annual rainfall. The month with most of the rain is September, and the driest of the months is February.

Paine Creek, Grand River Tributary road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Detailed Map


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Stats for this river stretch


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Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Paine Creek.
 Whitewater Near Paine Creek:
Paine Creek, Lake County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 3 miles long (Grand River Tributary)
Big Creek, Geauga County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 7.2 miles long (Girdled Road to Helen Hazen Wyman Park Painesville)
Kellogg Creek, Lake / Geauga County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Grand River Tributary)
Chagrin River - East Branch, Geauga-Lake County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4.7 miles long (Mitchell Mills Road to Daniels Park)
Grand River, Ashtabula County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Harpersfield Dam to Hidden Valley)
Chagrin River, Lake County, 20 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, 30 miles away
      Class II - 4.3 miles long (Stamhoke-Kelloggsville to Ashtabula)
 Ski Areas Near Paine Creek:
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 13 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 36 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 38 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 99 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Paine Creek:
HTP Rack & Marina, Fairport Harbor , 8 miles away
Fairport Harbor Yacht Club, Fairport Harbor , 9 miles away
Douglass & Mc Leod, Painesville , 9 miles away
Grand River Marine, Grand River , 9 miles away
Riverbend Marina, Painesville , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Paine Creek:
Quail Hollow Resort, Concord , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Painesville, Painesville , 8 miles away
Value Place Cleveland Mentor, Mentor , 10 miles away
Residence Inn Cleveland Mentor, Mentor , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Cleveland-Mentor, Cleveland , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Paine Creek:
Baker Road Park, Perry, 2 miles away
Perry Township Park, Perry, 3 miles away
Camp Roosevelt, Perry, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Paine Creek:
Erie Trail, Geauga , 15 miles away
Beach Trail, Geauga , 15 miles away
Mushers Trail, Geauga , 15 miles away
Iroquois Trail, Geauga , 15 miles away
Mohawk Trail, Geauga , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Paine Creek:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 39 miles away
Headlands Beach State Park, Ohio , 10 miles away
Geneva State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
Punderson State Park, Ohio , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Paine Creek:
Fairway Pines Golf Course, Painesville , 4 miles away
Painesville Country Club, Painesville , 5 miles away
Casement Golf Club, Painesville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Paine Creek
Kiwanis Lake, Geauga , 15 miles away
La Due Reservoir, Geauga , 17 miles away
Lake Erie, Ashtabula , 19 miles away

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