Hall's Creek, Ohio, US
Shawhan Road to Hall's Creek Road
||III+(IV) (for normal flows)
Matt B on Hall's Creek
Matt B on Hall's CreekPhoto of Matt Bodecker by Tom Uhlman taken 05/13/02
A tributary of the Litle Miami, Hall's Creek drops nearly 150 ft in about a mile and a quarter. Due
to the amount of rain it takes to get this one going, most paddlers only run the lower part of this
creek, dropping about 60 feet in a half mile. It starts with a ledge in the 8-9 foot range on the
main (or east fork) and a seven foot drop coming in on the west fork. Within a hundred yards, the
next ledge appears, and there are several other rapids just below that one with some more big,
riverwide, irregular ledges from 4 to 7 feet. At good water levels there are play spots at the end
of some of these rapids. As soon as you go under the next bridge, the creek really flattens
Currently, there is a bad strainer downstream and around the bend below the bridge, so the bridge
would be a good takeout. A hundred yards below the strainer is the Morrow-Milgrove Road bridge and
then the confluence with the Little Miami.
Halls Creek is located on Halls Creek Road and empties into the Little Miami River on river right,
about 1 mile west (downstream) of Morrow, Ohio, and 2 miles upstream of South Lebanon, Ohio.
Morrow-Milgrove Road runs alongside the Little Miami River from South Lebanon to Morrow.
Parking is an issue at this creek. There are a minimum of parking spots, especially at the put-in.
Please respect the local property owners land and nature preserve land.
The road runs right alongside of the creek (you can scout 80% of the main run from your car while
running a shuttle), But
If you happen to be there at the right time, and want to run the upper section (which is actually
the west fork, not the main fork), just follow Hall's Creek Road up the hill and turn left onto
Shawhan Road. The put-in is ahead 3/4 mile on the West Fork of Hall's Creek. Watch out for
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Last Updated: 2007-02-21 21:09:52