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Ohio whitewater, Straight Creek

Brown county, St Route 125 to Straight Creek Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
  This section of Straight Creek in Brown County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Brown County and the cool fresh water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The campgrounds here at Straight Creek are pretty
    good. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels
right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Maysville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for
people from Georgetown. The warmest time of the year at Straight Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Straight Creek fall into the 10's. Straight Creek frequently gets much rainfall. Throughout March this area sees the most rain, and January is when it's the driest.

Straight Creek, St Route 125 to Straight Creek 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 Straight Creek.
 Whitewater Near Straight Creek:
Straight Creek, Brown County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (St Route 125 to Straight Creek Road)
White Oak Creek, Brown County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (White Oak Valley Road to Georgetown Dam)
Big Three Mile Creek, Adams / Brown County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.25 miles long (Evertonville to Ellis Run Road)
Big Indian Creek, Clermont County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Canter Road to County Road 743)
Backbone Creek, Clermont County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.5 miles long (Elmwood Road to East Fork of Little Miami River)
Brushy Fork, Clermont County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Brushy Fork Road to Stonelick Creek)
Hershel Run, Clermont County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.35 miles long (Belfast Road to Stonelick Creek)
Stonelick Creek, Clermont County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (St. Route 131 to St. Route 132)
Whitewater Outfitter - Historic New Richmond, Clermont County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Second Creek, Warren County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.25 miles long (State Route 132 to Confluence with Todd's Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Straight Creek:
Spicy Run Mountain, Ohio , 47 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 9 runs
Perfect North, Indiana , 72 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 23 runs
Mad River Mountain, Ohio , 81 miles away, 300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Straight Creek:
Ripley Boat Club, Ripley , 6 miles away
Waynoka Marina, Sardinia , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Straight Creek:
Quality Inn Maysville, Maysville , 12 miles away
Super 8 Maysville KY, Maysville , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Seaman, Seaman , 21 miles away
AmeriStay Batavia, Batavia , 24 miles away
Days Inn Hillsboro, Hillsboro , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Straight Creek:
Chief Logan's Gap Resort, Ripley, 8 miles away
Lively Lady Campground, Aberdeen, 12 miles away
Maysville River Park Marina, Aberdeen, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Straight Creek:
East Fork State Park, Ohio , 20 miles away
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Kentucky , 24 miles away
Adams Lake State Park, Ohio , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Straight Creek:
Lakewood, Georgetown , 3 miles away
Buttermilk Falls Golf Club, Georgetown , 5 miles away
White Oak Golf Course, Sardinia , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Straight Creek
Lake Waynoka, Brown , 7 miles away
Grant Lake, Brown , 9 miles away
Winchester Lake, Adams , 15 miles away

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