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Ohio whitewater, Tinker's Creek

Cuyahoga county, Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     4.65 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 keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The scenic beauty of Cuyahoga County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch is mid length,
    suitable for an afternoon trip. This section of Tinker's Creek is 4.65 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Pleasant
Valley to Tinker's reservation section is one of them. The put-in is not too far from Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, as you can see on the road map further down. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Cleveland Lakefront State Park when you're here at Tinker's Creek
is a good idea, and Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area is a very glorious place to stop at. Nothing beats kicking back at Perkins Beach, and Brandywine has good slopes and a friendly staff. This is a great river. A short spree to Bridal Veil Falls is always worthwhile, and stopping by Tinker's Creek State Park is a splendid thing to do. A tour to Tinker's Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Great Falls. You're sure to encounter some friendly folks from Bedford here. During the days of summer at Tinker's Creek highs are frequently in the 80's, and the overnight is a little cooler of course, typically in the 60's.

Tinker's Creek, Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation 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 Tinker's Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tinker's Creek:
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 11 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Chagrin River, Lake County, 14 miles away
      Class I - 7.7 miles long (Rogers Road to Daniels Park)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Lake Erie, Cuyahoga County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Edgewater Park)
 Ski Areas Near Tinker's Creek:
Brandywine, Ohio , 5 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 6 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 22 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 73 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 75 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Tinker's Creek:
East 55th St Marina, Cleveland , 11 miles away
Commodore's Club Marina, Cleveland , 12 miles away
Channel Park Marina, Cleveland , 13 miles away
Edgewater Marina, Cleveland , 14 miles away
Borac's Landing, Eastlake , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Tinker's Creek:
Perkins Beach, Cuyahoga , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Tinker's Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Oakwood Village, Oakwood Village , 3 miles away
Econo Lodge Warrensville Heights, Warrensville Heights , 4 miles away
Knights Inn Cleveland/Macedonia, Macedonia , 5 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cleveland Macedonia, Macedonia , 5 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Macedonia, OH, Macedonia , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tinker's Creek:
Bass Isle Resort And Camping, Euclid, 13 miles away
Streetsboro/Cleveland SE KOA, Streetsboro, 13 miles away
Geauga Lake Campground, Aurora, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tinker's Creek:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 6 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 10 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 13 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tinker's Creek:
Shawnee Hills Golf Course, Bedford , 1 miles away
Astorhurst Country Club, Cleveland , 2 miles away
Brandywine Golf Course, Northfield , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Tinker's Creek
Lake Elissa, Cuyahoga , 8 miles away
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 9 miles away
Camp Hilaka Lake, Summit , 11 miles away

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