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Ohio whitewater, Lake Erie

Cuyahoga county, Edgewater Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  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 of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Cuyahoga County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might
    be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The starting location is a short drive from Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, there's a road map further down
the page with more info on that. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Edgewater Park section is one of them. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There's camping available near Lake Erie.

Briefly about the general
On a wonderful day you can visit Perkins Beach near Lake Erie; a visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is recommended. Lake Erie is not far at all from Lakewood; a spree here wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Cleveland Lakefront State Park. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. A spree to Huntington Beach near Lake Erie is always a good idea. Lake Erie gets a normal amount of rainfall. Most of the rain falls throughout June while January is generally the driest month. For the duration of the days of summer at Lake Erie highs are regularly in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's.

Lake Erie, Edgewater 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 Lake Erie.
 Whitewater Near Lake Erie:
Lake Erie, Cuyahoga County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Edgewater Park)
Rocky River - West Branch, Cuyahoga County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Sprague to Cedar Point Road)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Rocky River - North Branch, Medina County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 19 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 20 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Chagrin River, Lake County, 24 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
 Ski Areas Near Lake Erie:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 18 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 18 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 34 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 65 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 66 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Lake Erie:
Edgewater Marina, Cleveland , 2 miles away
Channel Park Marina, Cleveland , 2 miles away
Commodore's Club Marina, Cleveland , 4 miles away
Emerald Necklace Marina, Lakewood , 5 miles away
Rocky River Bridge Docks, Rocky River , 6 miles away
 Beaches Near Lake Erie:
Perkins Beach, Cuyahoga , 1 miles away
Huntington Beach, Cuyahoga , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Lake Erie:
Days Inn Cleveland Lakewood, Cleveland , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn Cleveland-Airport-Tiedeman Rd, Brooklyn , 3 miles away
Aloft Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland , 4 miles away
Four Points By Sheraton Cleveland Airport, Cleveland , 4 miles away
Cleveland Airport Marriott, Cleveland , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lake Erie:
Willow Lake Park, Brunswick, 16 miles away
Bass Isle Resort And Camping, Euclid, 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lake Erie:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 13 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 9 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 28 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lake Erie:
Seneca Golf Course, Cleveland , 1 miles away
Little Met Golf Course, Cleveland , 5 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Course, Cleveland , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Lake Erie
Camp Hilaka Lake, Summit , 14 miles away
Ledge Lake, Medina , 15 miles away
Lake Elissa, Cuyahoga , 20 miles away

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