Greenville Creek - Greenville Falls to Stillwater River

Greenville Creek, Ohio, US


Greenville Falls to Stillwater River (Greenville Creek Gorge of the Stillwater River Trail)

Usual Difficulty I-III+ (for normal flows)
Length 1.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 5 fpm
Max Gradient 50 fpm

From above

From above
Photo by Will Reeves taken 05/23/11

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
usgs-03264000 300 - 2000 cfs I-III+ 07h35m 182 cfs (too low)

River Description

Greenville Creek is part of the Stillwater River Trail.  The best access points are #16 (river left above the falls) and #19 (Covington water works at SR41).

For anyone who has wondered about the possibility of big whitewater in western Ohio as rivers plunge into the Stillwater off the glacial limestone rim, the answer is somewhat weak for Greenville Creek.  The falls section does sport one big drop.  Greenville Falls itself is a super simple slide but at higher water it is excellent practice for Bridle Vail Falls on Tallulah.  The hole at low water can be sticky and at high water it is super strong.  Don’t get your ass kicked here in front of a ranger since swimming is prohibited.  Since the put in is right above the falls there will be little warm-up.  Just pull out.  Go over the first small drop and then plunge off the falls.  The rest of the river is easy moving water with a few waves during high water and small shoals otherwise.  There is a ledge at the takeout that can have sharp rocks so be careful. 

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-02-05 17:35:54


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Greenville FallsIII+Waterfall Photo
1.6Covington LedgeII+Hazard Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Greenville Falls (Class III+, Mile 0.0)

From above

From above
Photo by Will Reeves taken 05/23/11

Huge riverwide slide with a vertical drop on the left.

Covington Ledge (Class II+, Mile 1.6)

Covington Ledge

Covington Ledge
Photo by Will Reeves taken 05/23/11

A manmade ledge in Covington near the waterworks.

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