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Ohio whitewater, Sandusky River

Wyandot Seneca county, Ballville Dam to golf course section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     0.3 miles
  The Ballville Dam to golf course section of Sandusky River in Ohio is 0.3 miles long and has been rated as a class II(III) section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Fremont, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This stretch is very short so no need to bring snacks. The beautiful scenery of Ohio and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people
    coming here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river
system has a few good paddling stretches and the Ballville Dam to golf course section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Ohio is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that quite a few of the  
sections in this state are pretty easy.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Sandusky River you will meet lots of people from close by Fremont. High temperatures at Sandusky River through the summer months are in the 80's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 60's. Highs during the wintertime are commonly in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Sandusky River. An average amount of precipitation falls at Sandusky River. June is the wettest month with most rain while February is generally the driest month.

Sandusky River, Ballville Dam to golf course 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, 0 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.3 miles long (Ballville Dam to golf course)
Sandusky River, Wyandot/Seneca County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Milldam in Tiffin to CR 38)
Portage River, Sandusky County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Woodville to Elmore)
 Ski Areas Near Sandusky River:
Snow Trails, Ohio , 57 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 63 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 65 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 76 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 79 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 84 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
 Marinas Near Sandusky River:
Memory Marina, Fremont , 7 miles away
Beef Creek Marina, Oak Harbor , 14 miles away
Toussaint River Marina, Oak Harbor , 14 miles away
White Caps Motel and Marina, Port Clinton , 14 miles away
Fenwick Marina, Oak Harbor , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Sandusky River:
Travelodge Fremont, Fremont , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Fremont , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Fremont, Fremont , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NORTH FREMONT, Fremont , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn FREMONT-PORT CLINTON, Fremont , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandusky River:
Broken Paddle Campgrounds, Fremont, 2 miles away
Wolf Creek County Park, Old Fort, 4 miles away
Wooded Acres Campgrounds, Lindsey, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandusky River:
Crane Creek State Park, Ohio , 17 miles away
Lake Erie Islands State Park, Ohio , 23 miles away
Catawba Island State Park, Ohio , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandusky River:
River Cliff Golf Course, Fremont , 0 miles away
Fremont Country Club, Fremont , 4 miles away
Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fremont , 4 miles away

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