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Ohio whitewater, Rocky River - West Branch

Cuyahoga county, Sprague to Cedar Point Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.5 miles
 
Where do you drop in at off Sprague Road? Says Jason

This stretch of Rocky River - West Branch in Ohio is 5.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The wonderful Ohio scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Rocky River - West Branch beats anything. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.
    And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your
paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're coming from Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Ohio tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Hit the beach if you want, Perkins Beach is practically right here. Rocky River - West Branch is not far at all from Olmsted Falls, and Huntington Beach is quite nearby if you're in a beach type of mood. This river is always fun. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Rocky River - West Branch. Summer nighttime lows descend down to the 60's. During the winter highs are commonly in the 30's while Rocky River - West Branch nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 10's. Rocky River - West Branch gets a typical amount of rainfall.

Rocky River - West Branch, Sprague to Cedar Point Road 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 Rocky River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Rocky River - West Branch, Cuyahoga County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Sprague to Cedar Point Road)
Lake Erie, Cuyahoga County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Edgewater Park)
Rocky River - North Branch, Medina County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 21 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 24 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Vermilion River, Erie County, 29 miles away
      Class I - 5.5 miles long (Below Mill Hollow)
 Ski Areas Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 24 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 24 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 45 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 55 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 55 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Rocky River Bridge Docks, Rocky River , 6 miles away
Emerald Necklace Marina, Lakewood , 7 miles away
Edgewater Marina, Cleveland , 13 miles away
Channel Park Marina, Cleveland , 13 miles away
Commodore's Club Marina, Cleveland , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Huntington Beach, Cuyahoga , 6 miles away
Perkins Beach, Cuyahoga , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Aloft Cleveland Airport, North Olmsted , 2 miles away
Candlewood Suites CLEVELAND-N. OLMSTED, North Olmsted , 2 miles away
Courtyard Cleveland Airport North, North Olmsted , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn By Hilton North Olmsted Cleveland Airport, North Olmsted , 2 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cleveland Airport West, North Olmsted , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Willow Lake Park, Brunswick, 9 miles away
Maples, Grafton, 12 miles away
American Wilderness Campground, Grafton, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 19 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 20 miles away
Findley State Park, Ohio , 25 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky River - West Branch:
Links Golf Course, Olmsted Falls , 2 miles away
E J Links, Olmsted Falls , 2 miles away
Springvale Golf Course, North Olmsted , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Rocky River - West Branch
Ledge Lake, Medina , 15 miles away
Chippewa Lake, Medina , 16 miles away
Camp Hilaka Lake, Summit , 17 miles away

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