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Ohio whitewater, Licking River

Licking Muskingum county, Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     4.2 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls section of Licking River is 4.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you
    might end up sleeping in your car. The wonderful Ohio scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Licking River will make you feel great. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.
And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. If you're coming from Coshocton it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the
general area:
You without doubt ought to stop at Muskingum River State Park if you're here at Licking River; if you're dropping by from Zanesville, you won't be the only one. Dillon State Park is both nice and delightful, and it's in the vicinity of Licking River. Summertime highs at Licking River regularly tend to be in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 60's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 30's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Licking River drop into the 10's. From a rain point of view Licking River is a quite normal place.

Licking River, Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls 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 Licking River.
 Whitewater Near Licking River:
Licking River, Licking/ Muskingum County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 4.2 miles long (Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls)
Wakatomica Creek, Muskingum County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 12 miles long (to Muskingum River)
Rocky Fork, Licking County, 20 miles away
      Class I - 10 miles long (Hickman to Licking River)
Licking River, Licking County, 20 miles away
      Class I - 8.6 miles long (Newark to Rock Haven Park)
 Ski Areas Near Licking River:
Clear Fork, Ohio , 41 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 76 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 78 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 99 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Licking River:
Super 8 Zanesville, Zanesville , 1 miles away
Fairfield Inn Zanesville, Zanesville , 4 miles away
Red Roof Inn Zanesville, Zanesville , 4 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Zanesville, Zanesville , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Zanesville, Zanesville , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Licking River:
Wolfie's Family Camping, Zanesville, 4 miles away
Dillon State Park, Nashport, 4 miles away
Wild Bill's Resort, Nashport, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Licking River:
Muskingum River State Park, Ohio , 7 miles away
Dillon State Park, Ohio , 8 miles away
Blue Rock State Park, Ohio , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Licking River:
Zanesville Country Club, Zanesville , 2 miles away
Green Valley Golf Club, Zanesville , 4 miles away
Vista View Golf Course, Nashport , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Licking River
Lake Isabel, Muskingum , 8 miles away
Crooksville Reservoir, Perry , 14 miles away

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