Great Miami - b) 50 Hole (Cleves)


Great Miami, Ohio, US

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b) 50 Hole (Cleves)

Usual Difficulty I (varies with level)
Length 0.01 Miles

Going for big air in a little hole


Going for big air in a little hole
Photo of Bryan Tudor by John Geoppinger taken 09/30/04 @ 500cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Great Miami River at Hamilton OH
usgs-03274000 500 - 1200 cfs I 00h31m 3300 cfs (too high)
Pretty much washed out.


River Description

The "50 Hole" is a good park and play spot. The hole is under the railroad trestle right next to Rt.50. Cross over the tracks and you will see the well worn parking space and the trail to the river.

At the higher levels it tends to be a glass wave that is good for front surfing and not much else. When it gets into the lower levels it becomes more of a hole that is good for spinning and low angle cartwheels. It is an excellent place to learn to spin (my first spin was completed here).

Behind the hole there is a huge eddy, but the eddy line is tricky (sucking whirlpools, etc). Beginners might get stuck on one of these eddy lines and have trouble rolling up.

There is a slight worry about water quality, so keep your eyes and mouth shut when you flip.

Other related or nearby streams: Heritage Park to Dravo Park, Great Miami, Ohio (Class I), about 11 miles NorthEast (upstream).
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-08-19 13:26:55

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User Comments

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August 6 2016 (659 days ago)
tomcarsonrocks (158463)
OK, we got the tree cut up and after much effort got it headed past the eddy line back into the
pool and headed downstream. It was awesome today at 640 or so, good for surfing, front and back and
not wicked whirlpools downstream. Still a small hole but very adequate for some fun and as the H2O
level has been down for some time the water quality is not bad. Lots of fish jumping.
August 1 2016 (664 days ago)
tomcarsonrocks (158463)
Tree down in the hole, requires chain saw work to move as it is still attached at the trunk.
August 28 2013 (1733 days ago)
Driftwood222 (146727)
I stopped by Fifty Hole yesterday evening for a little Park and Play. Flow was around 700 cfs, so
the "Hole" should have been rockin'. I was extremely disappointed with what I saw. What used to be
a playable hole was nothing more than a mild surf wave. Whatever formed the pourover must have been
pushed downstream. Also, the eddy to the right is filling in with silt. It's too shallow to
practice rolls (like you'd want to) near the bank. Hopefully, the hole will come back, but for now
it's not worth the trip unless you're really desperate to paddle in funky water. I'm still
wondering what those huge clumps of brown foam are that are trapped in the eddy.
August 15 2006 (4303 days ago)
RIVER RATDetails
tree down just pass the hole look out.


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