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Ohio whitewater, Hocking River

Fairfield county, 1/4 mile above Rock Mill Road to Mt Zion Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     0.75 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Ohio and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The average Ohio whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The 1/4 mile above Rock Mill Road to Mt Zion Road stretch of Hocking River is 0.75 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American
    Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There are some good stretches to paddle in
this river system, the 1/4 mile above Rock Mill Road to Mt Zion Road stretch is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're coming from Columbus it's not a long  
drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is good here at Hocking River, you can go for a hike along the Sassafras Horse Trail. A.W. Marion State Park is a perfect place to stretch your legs a bit, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Five Oaks Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. You're sure to bump into some good folks from Carroll here. Hocking River gets a normal amount of annual rainfall. The month with most of the rain is May; February is when it's the driest.

Hocking River, 1/4 mile above Rock Mill Road to Mt Zion Road 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 Hocking River.
 Whitewater Near Hocking River:
Hocking River, Fairfield County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.75 miles long (1/4 mile above Rock Mill Road to Mt Zion Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Real Adventure, Franklin County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Hocking River:
Clear Fork, Ohio , 49 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 49 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 51 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 73 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Hocking River:
Alexander's Landing, Millersport , 17 miles away
Hocking Hills Marina, Logan , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Hocking River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LANCASTER, Lancaster , 6 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Lancaster, Lancaster , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Lancaster, Lancaster , 6 miles away
Best Western Canal Winchester Inn - Columbus South East, Canal Winchester , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Pickerington, Pickerington , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hocking River:
Campgrounds, Fairfield County, 5 miles away
Lancaster Campground, Lancaster, 5 miles away
Jackson Lake Park, Canal Winchester, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Hocking River:
Five Oaks Trail, Pickaway , 9 miles away
Sassafras Horse Trail, Pickaway , 10 miles away
Squawroot Nature Trail, Pickaway , 13 miles away
Hargus Lake Trail, Pickaway , 13 miles away
West Rim Trail, Hocking , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hocking River:
A.W. Marion State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
Buckeye Lake State Park, Ohio , 16 miles away
Lake Logan State Park, Ohio , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hocking River:
Pine Hill Golf Club, Carroll , 2 miles away
Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster , 7 miles away
Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Lancaster , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Hocking River
Pine Lake, Fairfield , 9 miles away
Lake Romona, Fairfield , 9 miles away
Hargus Lake, Pickaway , 14 miles away

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