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Ohio whitewater, Cuyahoga River

Summit county, Broad Blvd to Front St section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1 miles
  The nature scenery of Ohio and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Ohio you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. If you're coming from Akron it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road
    map further down the page. There's camping available near Cuyahoga River. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. There are plenty of other stretches
in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is a very short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Cuyahoga River is not
far at all from Cuyahoga Falls; Portage Lakes State Park is a wonderful site to stretch your legs a bit. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Boston Mills is near Cuyahoga River. Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is a good national park; spots like Tinker's Creek State Park are tremendous to pop by. Beaches are pleasant; and Turkeyfoot Beach near Cuyahoga River is no exception. Cuyahoga River gets a typical amount of annual rainfall. The wettest month of the year is mostly May, that's the one that rains the most; January is when it's the driest. At Cuyahoga River during the long summer days highs are in the 80's.

Cuyahoga River, Broad Blvd to Front St road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Cuyahoga River.
 Whitewater Near Cuyahoga River:
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Rocky River - North Branch, Medina County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
 Ski Areas Near Cuyahoga River:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 9 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 9 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 26 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 70 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 73 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Cuyahoga River:
Sandy Beach Marina, Akron , 7 miles away
Walborn Marina, Hartville , 14 miles away
Meyers Lake Fish Dock, Canton , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Cuyahoga River:
Turkeyfoot Beach, Summit , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Cuyahoga River:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Cuyahoga Falls , 0 miles away
Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls , 1 miles away
Courtyard Akron Downtown, Akron , 3 miles away
Courtyard Akron Stow, Stow , 3 miles away
Crowne Plaza Hotel AKRON-QUAKER SQUARE, Akron , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cuyahoga River:
Summit County Fairgrounds, Munroe Falls, 4 miles away
Silver Springs Camp Ground, Stow, 7 miles away
Stow Silver Springs Park, Stow, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cuyahoga River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 13 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 8 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Quail Hollow State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cuyahoga River:
Valley View Golf Club, Akron , 2 miles away
Sycamore Valley Golf Course, Akron , 4 miles away
Riverwoods Golf Course, Akron , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Cuyahoga River
Summit Lake, Summit , 5 miles away
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 6 miles away
Springfield Lake, Summit , 6 miles away

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