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Ohio whitewater, Sandusky River

Wyandot Seneca county, Milldam in Tiffin to CR 38 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Tiffin-Fostoria, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Ohio are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This stretch of Sandusky River is 3.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. Since you're on this
    site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.
The natural beauty of Ohio and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The campgrounds  
here at Sandusky River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Sandusky River is a location with many visitors from Old Fort. Sandusky River gets a typical amount of annual precipitation. The wettest month of the year is mostly June, that's the one that rains the most, and February is the month with the least moisture. During the warm days of summer highs here at Sandusky River reach the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Sandusky River are in the 10's.

Sandusky River, Milldam in Tiffin to CR 38 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 Sandusky River.
 Whitewater Near Sandusky River:
Sandusky River, Wyandot/Seneca County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Milldam in Tiffin to CR 38)
Sandusky River, Wyandot/ Seneca County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.3 miles long (Ballville Dam to golf course)
Portage River, Sandusky County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Woodville to Elmore)
 Ski Areas Near Sandusky River:
Snow Trails, Ohio , 55 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 59 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 61 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 81 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 82 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 88 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Sandusky River:
Memory Marina, Fremont , 12 miles away
Toussaint River Marina, Oak Harbor , 19 miles away
Beef Creek Marina, Oak Harbor , 19 miles away
White Caps Motel and Marina, Port Clinton , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Sandusky River:
The Rivers Edge Executive Suit, Tiffin , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express TIFFIN, Tiffin , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Tiffin, Tiffin , 7 miles away
Days Inn Tiffin, Tiffin , 7 miles away
Travelodge Fremont, Fremont , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandusky River:
Wolf Creek County Park, Old Fort, 3 miles away
Broken Paddle Campgrounds, Fremont, 5 miles away
Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandusky River:
Crane Creek State Park, Ohio , 22 miles away
Lake Erie Islands State Park, Ohio , 28 miles away
Catawba Island State Park, Ohio , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandusky River:
Clinton Heights Golf Course, Tiffin , 5 miles away
River Cliff Golf Course, Fremont , 6 miles away
Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fremont , 7 miles away

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