"Keeping the River Grand since 1973" Our 41st year!


                                                                           
 Information and Reservations:
        440-466-7414
 Days and Hours:         
    Open April 26, 2014
    April and May Weekends Only
    June 8th to September 14th 7 days a week
    September 3rd to October 27th Weekends Only

We meet our customers at Harpersfield Covered Bridge Park, Call for hours of operation.. Customers who have made reservations will be assisted before customers who do not have reservations. All canoes and Kayaks must be off the river at the  agreed upon takeout by 5:30 pm or a $25.00 late fee per boat per each half hour applies.
Alcohol policy is in effect (SEE FAQ"S) and only soft coolers will be allowed in transport vehicles.


Exit I-90 at Geneva St. Rt. 534.
Head south 100 YDS to a Right Turn on Harpersfield Road.  Continue to the River and Follow our signs.  
Call 440-466-7414 for information and reservations. 
 
River Conditions: 7.13.14                                                                                     
            Open              Caution                 Closed 
            Good     Experience Required     High/Low 

Schweitzer Rd to Harpersfield Dam 15 miles         
Schweitzer Rd. to Tote Road Park, 8 miles         
Schweitzer Rd to Mechanicsville Bridge             
Mechanicsville to Harpersfield, 6 miles                
Tote Road Park to Harpersfield, 7 miles           
Hapersfield Park to Hidden Valley Park                              Hidden Valley Park to Mason's Landing                                                                                                                                     Check Water Levels and Flow Rates in BLUE.


                                                                           

Raccoon Run Canoe and Kayak Rental is a full service livery operating on the Wild and Scenic Grand River in Ashtabula County and Lake County in Northeastern Ohio.  Located just minutes from Exit 218 of I-90 at Harpersfield Covered Bridge.  Travel time from Cleveland , Erie Pa, Warren- Youngstown, is around 45 minutes.
 
We offer our customers the latest in Old Town Canoes and Ocean Kayaks.  All equipment is washed and disinfected after each use.
 
We have up to five river trips available depending on river conditions.  The Gorge Section form Harpersfield Covered Bridge to Hidden Valley Park is the most popular trip.  You can see Bald Eagle, steep cliffs, wooded shorelines, and only one bridge crossing in 8.9 miles.  This is the best section for fishing on the Grand RiverSteelhead Trout fishing trips in the spring and fall are available just call our reservation line at 440-466-7414.
 
We are located in Wine country with twelve wineries within six miles of the Livery.
Great Birding on and along the shores of the river. Check out our photo page.
Six miles south of Geneva on the Lake Resort and the Geneva State Park and Lodge.
Numerous lodging facilities located within minutes of the livery including, capgprounds, hotels, B&B's, lodges, cabins etc. All information on wineries, camping, and lodging located on our links page.
 


Water Levels and Flow Rates;  7.13.14 
       
Water Level Painesville:  1.88 ft. at  8:00 pm
Flow Rate : 177  Cubic Feet per Second @ Painesville
Water Level @ Harpersfield: 1.88 ft.  
Flow Rate @ Harpersfield: 177 CFS  
NOTE:  A flow rate of 100 CFS or above is needed to paddle below Hapersfield to Hidden Valley Park and from Hidden       Valley to Mason's Landing Park!!!!!!   
Water levels over  4.25 ft. and flow rate over 1700 cfs  require extreme caution EXPERTS ONLY !!!!