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Ohio whitewater, Vermilion River

Erie county, Below Mill Hollow section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     5.5 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Ohio are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. If you're coming from Sandusky it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Vermilion River in Ohio is 5.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I section of whitewater. And of
    course, there are campgrounds nearby. The natural beauty of Ohio and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others
too. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
During your stay at Vermilion River do take a look at nearby Main Street Beach, and lots
 
of folks from Vermilion come here. Time spent at Nickel Plate Beach close to Vermilion River is always glorious. Summertime highs at Vermilion River mostly tend to be in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 60's. Highs through the winter are ordinarily in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Vermilion River. Vermilion River gets a common amount of annual rainfall. June is the wettest month with most rain while February is usually the driest month.

Vermilion River, Below Mill Hollow 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 - 5.5 miles long (Below Mill Hollow)
Roaring Fork, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Norrie Colony to Ruedi Reservoir Inlet)
Vermilion River, Erie County, 4 miles away
      Class I(II) - 8 miles long (Middle)
Vermilion River, Huron County, 9 miles away
      Class I(II) - 9 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Vermilion River:
Snow Trails, Ohio , 40 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 43 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 54 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 55 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 75 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 100 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Vermilion River:
Riverview RV Park and Marina, Vermilion , 0 miles away
Maple Grove Marina and Park, Vermilion , 1 miles away
Mario's Landing, Vermilion , 1 miles away
Key Harbour Marina, Vermilion , 1 miles away
Valley Harbor Marina, Vermilion , 1 miles away
 Beaches Near Vermilion River:
Main Street Beach, Erie , 2 miles away
Nickel Plate Beach, Erie , 14 miles away
Main Street Beach, Erie , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Vermilion River:
Holiday Inn Express CLEVELAND-VERMILION, Vermilion , 2 miles away
Days Inn Amherst, Amherst , 9 miles away
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Sandusky , 9 miles away
The Hotel At Oberlin, Oberlin , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn River's Edge, Huron , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Vermilion River:
Riverview RV Park and Marina, Vermilion, 0 miles away
Maple Grove Marina and Park, Vermilion, 1 miles away
Thousand Adventures, Amherst, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Vermilion River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 50 miles away
Findley State Park, Ohio , 16 miles away
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Ohio , 27 miles away
Kelleys Island State Park, Ohio , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Vermilion River:
Willow Creek Golf Club & Driving Range, Vermilion , 1 miles away
Vermilion Country Club Golf, Vermilion , 5 miles away
Fox Creek Golf & Racquet Club, Lorain , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Vermilion River
Norwalk Lower Reservoir, Huron , 20 miles away

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