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Difficulty I
Length 5.5 Miles
Gauge Vermilion River near Vermilion OH
Flow Range 2.60 - 6.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 1.96 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/06/2017 10:27 am

River Description

Put-in at Mill Hollow Park (good access and parking). This is the Take-out for the Annual Down River Race held the last Sunday in March.
Take-out is at the Vermilion City Boat Ramp on W. River Road.

If water level is too low to run the Middle section, the race starts and ends at this ramp.
The last two miles of this section is all flat water near the mouth of the river at Lake Erie.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

If the Vermilion gauge is not working, you can use the Huron River Gauge as an indicator since it is in the same watershed.
Huron River Level

Then use this calculator to estimate the Vermilion flow.
Vermilion level Calculator

Vermilion level must be at least zero to navigate this section.

Note: paddleable range is from 2.6' to 6' on the Vermilion gauge.
Vermilion USGS Gauge

Directions Description

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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

Thomas O'Keefe

The Cuyahoga River, the river that burned, played a pivotal role in the birth of the nation's river conservation movement. While restoration gains have been significant, a proposal for a new hydropower project on a dam targeted for removal would represent a signficant setback in ongoing restoration efforts and would delay for at least half a century any effort to bring back the lost whitewater that sits buried behind the Ohio Edison Gorge Dam. Paddler participation at upcoming scoping meetings is important.

John Kobak




Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192930 03/28/03 John Kobak n/a
1208260 09/06/17 Rob reset coords (which were considerably off)