Licking - 2. Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls


Licking, Ohio, US

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2. Ridgely Tract to Dillon Falls

Usual Difficulty II (varies with level)
Length 4.2 Miles

Dillon Falls


Dillon Falls
Photo of Anthony Small taken 10/15/2000 @ 376 CFS

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Licking River bl Dillon Dam near Dillon Falls OH
usgs-03147500 4.00 - 9.50 ft II-III 00h40m 10.17 ft (too high)


River Description

Dillon Falls is a 1/4-mile, Class I-II rapid consisting of many 6-12" ledges, finishing with three ledges of 2ft, 3ft, and a river-left 4ft drop. The usual line is river-left.

The American Canoe Association holds Whitewater Rescue Recertification courses during the Spring, when releases of 1,900 CFS, or 7.0 ft on the USGS gauge, are scheduled. (Consult the ODNR web page for release dates).

At that level and higher, Dillon Falls becomes a legitimate Class III. Levels of 9.50 feet on the USGS gauge translates into a flow of 5,000+ CFS. This occurs several times a year after periods of heavy rain. The three aforementioned ledges produce very powerful river-wide hydraulics and paddlers should exercise good judgment.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-09-05 20:18:27

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Dillon FallsN/A

Rapid Descriptions


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