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Ohio whitewater, Yellow Creek

Summit county, Ghent to Cuyahoga River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     4.3 miles
Way too dry. This is a no go. Says Jim P.

This ''river'' is in my backyard (literally) it varies from 2'' to 7' in the stretch outlined and has dead trees laying across it, blocking the way, every 50' or so. It is not recommended to kayak or paddle on. If you putin at the takeout location, there are 2 or 3 portages before entering the Cuyahoga. You can then take out at Riverview/Botzum bridge or at 303/Riverview bridge. Says David

the week of july 3 has been a nasty one for yellow creek. a developer in richfield has clear cut into zoned conservation district. some of this district was even under the control of the western reserve conservation
district and they were never informed. this land is within 100 feet of the northern most feeder creek to yellow creek. any help we could receive with this matter would be appreciated. Says eric miller 330.659.4914

The Ghent to Cuyahoga River section of Yellow Creek in Ohio is 4.3 miles long and is a class II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you
might find the rivers here more forgiving, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The nature scenery of Ohio and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There's camping available near Yellow Creek. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're coming from Akron it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Yellow Creek, Ghent to Cuyahoga River 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 Yellow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yellow Creek:
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 2 miles away
      Class I - 6.8 miles long (Ira Road to Route 303)
Yellow Creek, Summit County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.3 miles long (Ghent to Cuyahoga River)
Cuyahoga River, Summit / Cuyahoga County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 2.7 miles long (Route 303 to Boston Mills Road)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley Metro Park)
Chippewa Creek, Cuyahoga County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1.65 miles long (Rt. 82 to Brecksville Reservation)
Cuyahoga River, Summit County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Broad Blvd to Front St)
Tinker's Creek, Cuyahoga County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.65 miles long (Pleasant Valley to Tinker's reservation)
Rocky River - North Branch, Medina County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Nichols Road to Granger Road)
Cuyahoga River, Portage/Summit County, 16 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.25 miles long (Kent to Munroe Falls)
Chagrin River - Aurora Branch, Cuyahoga County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.55 miles long (Chagrin Reservation)
 Ski Areas Near Yellow Creek:
Boston Mills, Ohio , 6 miles away, 240 foot drop, 7 lifts, 8 runs
Brandywine, Ohio , 7 miles away, 240 foot drop, 9 lifts, 10 runs
Alpine Valley, Ohio , 31 miles away, 230 foot drop, 7 lifts, 9 runs
Clear Fork, Ohio , 63 miles away, 300 foot drop, 6 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Trails, Ohio , 66 miles away, 300 foot drop, 7 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Yellow Creek:
Sandy Beach Marina, Akron , 11 miles away
Commodore's Club Marina, Cleveland , 18 miles away
Channel Park Marina, Cleveland , 19 miles away
Edgewater Marina, Cleveland , 19 miles away
East 55th St Marina, Cleveland , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Yellow Creek:
Turkeyfoot Beach, Summit , 11 miles away
Perkins Beach, Cuyahoga , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Yellow Creek:
DoubleTree By Hilton Akron - Fairlawn, Akron , 2 miles away
Hilton Akron-Fairlawn, Akron , 2 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Akron Fairlawn, Akron , 3 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Akron Fairlawn OH, Akron , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn AKRON WEST - FAIRLAWN, Akron , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellow Creek:
Summit County Fairgrounds, Munroe Falls, 12 miles away
Bonita-osage Park, Wadsworth, 13 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Akron, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellow Creek:
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brecksville - OH , 8 miles away
Portage Lakes State Park, Ohio , 10 miles away
Tinker's Creek State Park, Ohio , 17 miles away
Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Ohio , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellow Creek:
Rosemont Country Club, Akron , 3 miles away
Riverwoods Golf Course, Akron , 4 miles away
Sycamore Valley Golf Course, Akron , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellow Creek
Virginia Kendall Park Lake, Summit , 6 miles away
Camp Hilaka Lake, Summit , 7 miles away
Summit Lake, Summit , 7 miles away

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