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Little Beaver Creek Pagan Paddle, Class 1 Trip

  • 04/23/2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • 04/24/2016
  • 6:30 PM
  • East Liverpool, OH


  • Members, non-members, kids, dogs

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Well, the annual Easter weekend Pagan paddle has been pushed back a few weeks this year.  I just had too many things going on, and I’m hoping the delay gives us better weather.

Flowing through some of Ohio’s wildest and most scenic areas, Little Beaver Creek in Columbiana County was the first in Ohio to be designated a Wild River.  This is a great springtime paddle!

We’ll do our leisurely Saturday morning breakfast, then make our way to the put-in, shuttle the vehicles and be on the water around 11:30 am.  We might paddle from the park to the Ohio River . . . or start upstream of the park and paddle the 10 or so miles back.  It all depends on the water level . . . and our collective mood.  Sunday morning, the pace is even more leisurely.  Be prepared to be flexible.

The paddling is mostly flat water with the occasional riffle and perhaps a Class II if the water level is right (nothing really challenging).  The scenery is unbelievable, the camping fun, the camaraderie abundant and the there will be plenty of stories around the campfire!

Get over there early and take a hike – there are some nice trails along the river and through the park.  Check out the restored lock from the Sandy and Beaver Canal, the park's nature center, the pioneer village and Gaston's Mill.

We’ll be camping at the state park Friday and Saturday nights, so we won’t be carrying any camping gear on board (just dry clothes and lunch!).  Little Beaver Creek State Park is a 3.5 hour drive from Columbus.  The weather is expected to be perfect, so plan on going!

If you need to rent a boat, please give me plenty of advance notice (a week or more). Boat rentals are $20.

Walt Taylor 614/519-8633614/519-8633 or kayakcolumbus@gmail.com

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