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Ohio whitewater, Rattlesnake Creek

Highland county, Fishback Road to St. Route 28 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(IV)     3 miles
  This section of Rattlesnake Creek in Highland County is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(IV) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Ohio are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The natural beauty of Highland County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has
    a pretty small number of paddling rivers. The starting point is not too far from Washington, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are a few other sections in this river system
that can be paddled as well. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
The wonderful people of Leesburg like to hang out nearby; Rocky Fork State Park is a fine place to stretch your legs a bit. Don't leave Rattlesnake Creek without first going for a hike along the Deer Loop Trail. Places like Paint Creek State Park are magnificent to stop at; glorious hiking is available along the Paw Paw Trail. The yearly rain here at Rattlesnake Creek is about average. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is January. For the period of the warm months, highs typically are in the 80's at Rattlesnake Creek with overnight lows in the 60's.

Rattlesnake Creek, Fishback Road to St. Route 28 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 Rattlesnake Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Rattlesnake Creek, Highland County, 1 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 3 miles long (Fishback Road to St. Route 28)
Lee's Creek, Highland County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 2.2 miles long (Rt. 28 to Rattlesnake Creek)
Rocky Fork Creek, Highland County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 7.5 miles long (McCoppin Mill Road to Paint Creek)
Paint Creek, Ross County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7 miles long (Paint Creek Reservoir to Route 41 Bridge)
Massie's Creek, Green County, 30 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Wilberforce)
 Ski Areas Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 25 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 52 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Perfect North, Indiana , 97 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 98 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 99 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Country Hearth Inn And Suites Washington Court House, Washington Court House , 11 miles away
Days Inn Hillsboro, Hillsboro , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Washington Court House, Jeffersonville , 15 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Washington Court House, Jeffersonville , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Washington Court House, Jeffersonville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Shady Trails Campground, Hillsboro, 9 miles away
Bayview Campground and Cottages, Hillsboro, 9 miles away
Paint Creek State Park, Greenfield, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Deer Loop Trail, Highland , 10 miles away
Paw Paw Trail, Highland , 10 miles away
George Trail, Highland , 15 miles away
Wildwood Trail, Highland , 15 miles away
Bench Trail, Highland , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Rocky Fork State Park, Ohio , 8 miles away
Paint Creek State Park, Ohio , 10 miles away
Pike Lake State Park, Ohio , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rattlesnake Creek:
Buckeye Hills Country Club, Greenfield , 3 miles away
Washington Country Club, Washington Court House , 10 miles away
Rocky Fork Golf Course, Hillsboro , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Rattlesnake Creek
Rocky Fork Lake, Highland , 11 miles away
Longs Retreat Lake, Pike , 19 miles away

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