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


 Days and Hours:         


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.  
River Conditions:  3.17.15                                                                                   
          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 
Hypothermia Danger High

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 about 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 River
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;   10.17.15 
Water Level Painesville: 9.04 ft.  7:00 AM
Flow Rate :  9370 Cubic Feet per Second @ Painesville
Water Level @ Harpersfield:  9.04 ft.  
Flow Rate @ Harpersfield:  9370 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 !!!!