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Ohio whitewater, Portage River

Sandusky county, Woodville to Elmore section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     4 miles
The Put In And Take Out Markers Are Misplaced On Map And Missing 2 Spots That Are Good Put In/Take Outs. Elmore Has 2 Spots. One Is Accurately Marked.

The other is down stream about half mile at the water treatment plant and park. The bank is steep but parking available. WOODVILLE IS WAY OFF. They have a park along portage river that has a good ''put in/take out'' and parking. Pemberville in high water (3.5 or higher) at ''WILLIAM
    HENRY HARRISON PARK'' IS VERY CONVENIENT! I believe Oak Harbor has a new launch and may have a fee. Oak harbor to Lake Erie is open and flat. No current to work with. Power boats can navigate from, just east of Oak Harbor
to Lake Erie. Says Chuck

I kayaked from Pemberville to Woodville then Woodville to Elmore. Both were very scenic. Two eagles on the trip to Elmore. Watch the water level, need at least 2.9 feet national weather service. Portage River At Woodville (WDVO1.) We did drag some bottom !BEST BET IS TO GO AFTER A RAIN, 3.2 OR BETTER. We did Woodville to Elmore in just over an hour AT 4.1! BUT 2 AND HALF HOURS AT 2.9 a few weeks later. June 2017.

The starting location is a reasonable drive from Fremont, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The wonderful Sandusky County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Portage River attract people from near and far. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here.

Portage River, Woodville to Elmore road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Portage River.
 Whitewater Near Portage River:
Portage River, Sandusky County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Woodville to Elmore)
Sandusky River, Wyandot/ Seneca County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.3 miles long (Ballville Dam to golf course)
Sandusky River, Wyandot/Seneca County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Milldam in Tiffin to CR 38)
Maumee River, Wood County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (Boat launch to I-475 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Portage River:
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 64 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
Mount Brighton, Michigan , 65 miles away, 250 foot drop, 18 lifts, 26 runs
Pine Knob, Michigan , 66 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 14 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 72 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Holly, Michigan , 72 miles away, 350 foot drop, 13 lifts, 17 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 78 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Portage River:
Meinke Marina East, Curtice , 10 miles away
Harrison Marina, Toledo , 16 miles away
Fenwick Marina, Oak Harbor , 16 miles away
Turtle Creek Marina & Campground, Oak Harbor , 16 miles away
Turtle Point Marina, Oak Harbor , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Portage River:
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites East Toledo Millbury, Millbury , 10 miles away
Super 8 Millbury/Toledo, Millbury , 10 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Oregon , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express TOLEDO-OREGON, Oregon , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn East, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Portage River:
Service Plaza-Blue Heron, Genoa, 3 miles away
Service Plaza-Wyandot, Genoa, 3 miles away
White Star County Park, Gibsonburg, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Portage River:
Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio , 12 miles away
Crane Creek State Park, Ohio , 15 miles away
Sterling State Park, Michigan , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Portage River:
Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fremont , 12 miles away
Eagles Landing Golf Club, Oregon , 13 miles away
Oak Harbor Golf Club, Oak Harbor , 14 miles away

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