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Ohio whitewater, Vermilion River

Huron county, Upper section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(II)     9 miles
  The Upper stretch of Vermilion River in Huron County is 9 miles long and it is classified as a class I(II) section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Huron County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Upper section is just one of many. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away
    from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're coming from Sandusky it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map
further down the page with more info on that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good places for that around here. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

about the general area:
If you're looking for a beach in close proximity to Vermilion River, we recommend Main Street Beach, and you'll most likely meet some folks from Birmingham here. Nickel Plate Beach is a beach close to Vermilion River that you can stop by, and a visit to Findley State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. This river is so wonderful. A normal amount of precipitation falls here at Vermilion River. June is the month that gets the most rain; the driest of the months is February. For the duration of the summer months at Vermilion River temperatures are mostly in the 80's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Vermilion River, Upper 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 Vermilion River.
 Whitewater Near Vermilion River:
Vermilion River, Huron County, 3 miles away
      Class I(II) - 9 miles long (Upper)
Vermilion River, Erie County, 3 miles away
      Class I(II) - 8 miles long (Middle)
Roaring Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5.7 miles long (Norrie Colony to Ruedi Reservoir Inlet)
Vermilion River, Erie County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 5.5 miles long (Below Mill Hollow)
 Ski Areas Near Vermilion River:
Snow Trails, Ohio , 34 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 37 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Boston Mills, Ohio , 56 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 57 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 78 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Vermilion River:
Mario's Landing, Vermilion , 6 miles away
Valley Harbor Marina, Vermilion , 6 miles away
Riverview RV Park and Marina, Vermilion , 7 miles away
Maple Grove Marina and Park, Vermilion , 7 miles away
Key Harbour Marina, Vermilion , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Vermilion River:
Main Street Beach, Erie , 7 miles away
Nickel Plate Beach, Erie , 13 miles away
Main Street Beach, Erie , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Vermilion River:
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Sandusky , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express CLEVELAND-VERMILION, Vermilion , 5 miles away
The Hotel At Oberlin, Oberlin , 11 miles away
Days Inn Amherst, Amherst , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn River's Edge, Huron , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Vermilion River:
Berlin Heights Holiday Park, Berlin Heights, 4 miles away
Thousand Adventures, Amherst, 5 miles away
Schaun Acres Campgrounds, Oberlin, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Vermilion River:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 52 miles away
Findley State Park, Ohio , 14 miles away
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Ohio , 27 miles away
Kelleys Island State Park, Ohio , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Vermilion River:
Willow Creek Golf Club & Driving Range, Vermilion , 5 miles away
Vermilion Country Club Golf, Vermilion , 6 miles away
High Acres Par 3 Golf Course, Huron , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Vermilion River
Norwalk Lower Reservoir, Huron , 15 miles away

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