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Ohio whitewater, Cuyahoga River

Summit county, Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     1 miles
  The wonderful Summit County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This stretch of Cuyahoga River is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. This is an extremely short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in
    this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number
of good places. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The put-in location is a short drive from Akron, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Cuyahoga River is a place with many visitors from Cuyahoga Falls. Portage
Lakes State Park is a great place to stop by, and of course, all our national parks are great locations to explore and Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is no exception. This is such a fun river. The skiing at Boston Mills is great; one of the best things about this site is its proximity to Turkeyfoot Beach. A trip to Tinker's Creek State Park rejuvenates the spirit. During the warm months, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Cuyahoga River. For the period of the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 50's. Highs all through the wintertime are generally in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga River, Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park 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, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 13 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, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
 Ski Areas Near Cuyahoga River:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 8 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 9 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 27 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 69 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 72 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Cuyahoga River:
Sandy Beach Marina, Akron , 7 miles away
Walborn Marina, Hartville , 15 miles away
Meyers Lake Fish Dock, Canton , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Cuyahoga River:
Turkeyfoot Beach, Summit , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Cuyahoga River:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Cuyahoga Falls , 2 miles away
Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls , 2 miles away
Courtyard Akron Downtown, Akron , 2 miles away
Rodeway Inn Akron, Akron , 2 miles away
Crowne Plaza Hotel AKRON-QUAKER SQUARE, Akron , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cuyahoga River:
Summit County Fairgrounds, Munroe Falls, 5 miles away
Silver Springs Camp Ground, Stow, 8 miles away
Stow Silver Springs Park, Stow, 8 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 , 13 miles away
Quail Hollow State Park, Ohio , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cuyahoga River:
Valley View Golf Club, Akron , 1 miles away
Sycamore Valley Golf Course, Akron , 3 miles away
Riverwoods Golf Course, Akron , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Cuyahoga River
Summit Lake, Summit , 5 miles away
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 5 miles away
Long Lake, Summit , 6 miles away

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