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Ohio whitewater, Portage River

Sandusky county, Woodville to Elmore section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     4 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Fremont, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful Sandusky County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Portage River
    attract people from near and far. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The Woodville to Elmore section
is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section of Portage River in Ohio is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other rivers for that.

Briefly about the general
Portage River is in close proximity to Maumee Bay State Park which is a striking place, and this is a popular place for people from Woodville. When you're here at Portage River it's always fun to stop by Crane Creek State Park, and you have to unquestionably check out wonderful Erie Beach since you're here. This is a really good river. If you want to hit the beach, Lamb Beach is around here. From a precipitation point of view Portage River is a rather common site. June is the wettest month with most rain while January is regularly the driest month. At Portage River during the warm days of summer highs are in the 80's while night lows are usually in the 60's.

Portage River, Woodville to Elmore 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 Portage River.
 Whitewater Near Portage River:
Portage River, Sandusky County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Woodville to Elmore)
Sandusky River, Wyandot/ Seneca County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.3 miles long (Ballville Dam to golf course)
Sandusky River, Wyandot/Seneca County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Milldam in Tiffin to CR 38)
Maumee River, Wood County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Boat launch to I-475 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Portage River:
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 64 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 65 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 66 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 72 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 72 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 78 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Portage River:
Meinke Marina East, Curtice , 10 miles away
Harrison Marina, Toledo , 16 miles away
Fenwick Marina, Oak Harbor , 16 miles away
Turtle Creek Marina & Campground, Oak Harbor , 16 miles away
Turtle Point Marina, Oak Harbor , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Portage River:
Erie Beach, Lucas , 12 miles away
Lamb Beach, Lucas , 12 miles away
Carland Beach, Lucas , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Portage River:
Super 8 Millbury/Toledo, Millbury , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Oregon , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express TOLEDO-OREGON, Oregon , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn East, Oregon , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Toledo Oregon, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Portage River:
Service Plaza-Blue Heron, Genoa, 3 miles away
Service Plaza-Wyandot, Genoa, 3 miles away
White Star County Park, Gibsonburg, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Portage River:
Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Crane Creek State Park, Ohio , 15 miles away
Sterling State Park, Michigan , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Portage River:
Sugar Creek Golf Course & Driving Range, Elmore , 3 miles away
Hidden Hills Golf Club, Woodville , 5 miles away
Chippewa Golf Club, Curtice , 8 miles away

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