Vermilion - 2. Middle: Edison Hwy/US20 (Schoepfle Gardens) to Mill Hollow Park

Vermilion, Ohio, US


2. Middle: Edison Hwy/US20 (Schoepfle Gardens) to Mill Hollow Park (Birmingham)

Usual Difficulty I(II) (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 3 fpm
Max Gradient 5 fpm

Vermilion Race Starting position

Vermilion Race Starting position
Photo of Riviera Ratt by John Kobak KHCC

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Vermilion River near Vermilion OH
usgs-04199500 2.55 - 6.00 ft I(II) 00h33m 3.01 ft (running)

River Description

The Keel Haulers Canoe Club runs an Annual Down-River Race the last Sunday in March or first Sunday in April.

Put-in at the city Park in Birmingham and take-out in the Mill Hollow Lorain County Park.

Vermilion River Map

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-09-06 10:11:34


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 27 2011 (2794 days ago)
Cameron LoosliDetails
I run this stretch quite often, though I put in at the Garfield Road Crossing since I live just
down the street and have permission to put in by the neighbors. It's a nice easy run that I can hit
at moments notice since I live so close to the river. If you are a novice kayaker I would recommend
running this between 3.5ft and 4.25ft with the middle of that range being the most fun. There is a
decent stretch of rapids after the 113 crossing and just before the Dean Hollow Bridge. These are
probably the only two sections that would be considered a light class II on a consistent basis at
these levels. Otherwise the river is mostly pools with small drops that would considered class I-I+
in nature.