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Ohio whitewater, Vermilion River

Erie county, Middle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I(II)     8 miles
  The Middle stretch of Vermilion River is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I(II) section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Sandusky, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will
    make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Ohio are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. If you'll be staying
in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wonderful Ohio scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Vermilion River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. For all  
you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
A day at Nickel Plate Beach close to Vermilion River is time well spent; there are plenty of folks from Birmingham here. Beaches are perfect; and Main Street Beach near Vermilion River is no exception; Findley State Park is a delightful place to stop by on a gorgeous day. This is such a great river. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Vermilion River. Summer night lows descend down to the 60's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Vermilion River are in the 10's.

Vermilion River, Middle 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 Vermilion River.
 Whitewater Near Vermilion River:
Vermilion River, Erie County, 2 miles away
      Class I(II) - 8 miles long (Middle)
Vermilion River, Erie County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 5.5 miles long (Below Mill Hollow)
Roaring Fork, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Norrie Colony to Ruedi Reservoir Inlet)
Vermilion River, Huron County, 7 miles away
      Class I(II) - 9 miles long (Upper)
Rocky River - West Branch, Cuyahoga County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Sprague to Cedar Point Road)
 Ski Areas Near Vermilion River:
Snow Trails, Ohio , 38 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 41 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 53 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 54 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 75 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Vermilion River:
Riverview RV Park and Marina, Vermilion , 3 miles away
Mario's Landing, Vermilion , 3 miles away
Maple Grove Marina and Park, Vermilion , 3 miles away
Valley Harbor Marina, Vermilion , 3 miles away
Key Harbour Marina, Vermilion , 3 miles away
 Beaches Near Vermilion River:
Main Street Beach, Erie , 4 miles away
Nickel Plate Beach, Erie , 15 miles away
Main Street Beach, Erie , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Vermilion River:
Holiday Inn Express CLEVELAND-VERMILION, Vermilion , 3 miles away
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Sandusky , 8 miles away
The Hotel At Oberlin, Oberlin , 9 miles away
Days Inn Amherst, Amherst , 9 miles away
Super 8 Elyria, Elyria , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Vermilion River:
Thousand Adventures, Amherst, 1 miles away
Riverview RV Park and Marina, Vermilion, 3 miles away
Maple Grove Marina and Park, Vermilion, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Vermilion River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 49 miles away
Findley State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Ohio , 28 miles away
Kelleys Island State Park, Ohio , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Vermilion River:
Willow Creek Golf Club & Driving Range, Vermilion , 2 miles away
Vermilion Country Club Golf, Vermilion , 6 miles away
Oberlin Golf Club, Oberlin , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Vermilion River
Norwalk Lower Reservoir, Huron , 19 miles away

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