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Ohio whitewater, Wakatomica Creek

Muskingum county, to Muskingum River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     12 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Ohio is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The beautiful scenery of Ohio and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Wakatomica Creek in Muskingum County is 12 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II+ section. This section has enough mileage
    for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are some good sections to
paddle in this river system, the to Muskingum River section is one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Coshocton, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling spots. The campgrounds here at Wakatomica Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Muskingum River State Park is both great and gorgeous, and it's near Wakatomica Creek; Wakatomica Creek is not far at all from Trinway. You beyond doubt should explore Dillon State Park if you're here at Wakatomica Creek. An average amount of rain falls at Wakatomica Creek. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. During the warm months highs here at Wakatomica Creek reach the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's; through the dark hours in the winter at Wakatomica Creek temperatures fall to the 10's.

Wakatomica Creek, to Muskingum River 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 Wakatomica Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wakatomica Creek:
Wakatomica Creek, Muskingum County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 12 miles long (to Muskingum River)
Licking River, Licking/ Muskingum County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 4.2 miles long (Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls)
Rocky Fork, Licking County, 17 miles away
      Class I - 10 miles long (Hickman to Licking River)
Licking River, Licking County, 19 miles away
      Class I - 8.6 miles long (Newark to Rock Haven Park)
Kokosing River, Coshocton/ Knox County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Gambier to Walhonding River)
 Ski Areas Near Wakatomica Creek:
Clear Fork, Ohio , 35 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 40 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 70 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 71 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 93 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 96 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Wakatomica Creek:
The Pines Of Dresden Bed And Breakfast, Dresden , 4 miles away
Super 8 Zanesville, Zanesville , 9 miles away
Fairfield Inn Zanesville, Zanesville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Zanesville, Zanesville , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Zanesville, Zanesville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wakatomica Creek:
Wild Bill's Resort, Nashport, 5 miles away
Dillon State Park, Nashport, 6 miles away
Muskingum River Parkway State Park - Ellis Lock 11, Dresden, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wakatomica Creek:
Dillon State Park, Ohio , 5 miles away
Muskingum River State Park, Ohio , 7 miles away
Blue Rock State Park, Ohio , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wakatomica Creek:
Vista View Golf Course, Nashport , 5 miles away
Green Valley Golf Club, Zanesville , 7 miles away
Zanesville Country Club, Zanesville , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Wakatomica Creek
Lake Isabel, Muskingum , 14 miles away

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