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Greenville Creek in Ohio

Trip Overview

I took my first sub-zero kayaking trip on 2/18/06 on Greenville Creek State Scenic River. This river becomes paddleable in the downtown area of historic Greenville Ohio, and is a major tributary to the Stillwater State Scenic River.

I began at the newly built canoe launch in Alice Bish Park of Greenville, OH on this Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Although it was only 15 degrees F, the stream flow was approximately 400 cfs, and the frosty scenery was beautiful.

I paddled for about 2 1/2 hours to Bear's Mill Dam. Along the way, there was an abundance of interesting wildlife: deer, rabbit, squirrel, pleated woodpecker, mallard duck, wood ducks, Canadian geese, blue heron, king fisher, etc.

The new facilities in Greenville are greatly appreciated. There is plenty of untouched scenery to enjoy on this river...all the way to Greenville Falls and its joining to the Stillwater River in Covington, OH.


New canoe launch facility (Fall 2005) at Alice Bish Park in Greenville, OH

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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