Painter Creek - Rangeline Rd to Sugar Grove Rd

Painter Creek, Ohio, US


Rangeline Rd to Sugar Grove Rd

Usual Difficulty I-III+ (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 20 fpm
Max Gradient 50 fpm

Painter Creek Falls

Painter Creek Falls
Photo by Will Reeves taken 05/10/12

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
usgs-03264000 350 - 1700 cfs I-III+ 15h05m ~ 182 cfs (too low)

River Description

Possibly the cleanest of the Miami Conservency District whitewater runs.  This creek is smaller than Ludlow or Greenville Creeks.  It can be done at low water since the drops are primarily slides.  The run is far better at higher flows.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-08-14 01:17:05


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.4The fallsIII+Hazard Waterfall Photo

Rapid Descriptions

The falls (Class III+, Mile 0.4)

Painter Creek Falls

Painter Creek Falls
Photo by Will Reeves taken 10/21/11

The only large drop on Painter creek is behind a small riverside house.  At high flow this sucker has amassive hole.  It is about 10-12 feet of vertical height witha single drop on the right or a double drop on the left.

User Comments

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February 18 2013 (2161 days ago)
Stephen_Stone (155168)
Had been tubing down this creek for many years never been over the falls until this January we had
some snow melt and rain in a few days got some good water. Greenville creek was running 1900 cfs.
There is a ft. gauge close to the put in it read 1 ft. I got stuck first run in the ledge above the
falls can be sticky. Came back next day everything was washed out hole at bottom of falls didn't
look very friendly the creek was at 1 1/2 ft.
December 23 2011 (2584 days ago)
The trees reported in Painter Creek back in November are gone. There was no wood in the run on 23