Conneaut Creek - State Road Bridge to Creek Road Bridge

Conneaut Creek, Ohio, US


State Road Bridge to Creek Road Bridge

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 9.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 8 fpm
Max Gradient 12 fpm

Conneaut Creek

Conneaut Creek
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Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Conneaut Creek at Conneaut OH
usgs-04213000 400 - 2000 cfs I 01h07m 472 cfs (running)
It takes about 400 CFS for this run to be worthwhile. No information on runnable flow yet, but based on the river width, it probably takes about 350 CFS to run. Please report on this so I can update.

River Description

I have only run this section of Conneaut once, the day after Christmas in 2005 when the river was high due to snowmelt. There were several good waves, spread pretty evenly throughout especially near I-90 and near Mile 7.  At this high level, they were seperated by long, fast, quiet stretches. If the level is near the min, it looks to be lame, slow, and long.


The huge loop in the river is the major perk for this reach.  It is a 3.5 mile shuttle for a 9.7 mile trip on the river as Conneaut travels west, cuts through the glacial ridge, and turns east near Kingsville.  If you really feel like being on Conneaut the whole day, you can make the trip much longer by putting in on Center Road just downstream of Rt 7 and take Rt 7 just a few miles north and take out on this same Center Road on the other side of the loop.  I don't think you can just follow Center Rd the whole way as it appears to dead end at I-90 on both sides without an underpass or overpass.  With the price of gas these days it would be wise for boaters to load into one vehicle, pack a bike or plan a hike.  


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-03-15 14:31:58


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User Comments

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November 4 2017 (443 days ago)
Randall McFarlandDetails
ran @ 209cfs good level plenty of water
May 2 2017 (630 days ago)
Wablamo0821 (158987)
It's approximately 2.0ft at low end which is roughly 175CFS - anything lower and you end up going
for a river "walk" instead of a "float"