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Boating

Boating

Personal watercraft are permitted in several locations:

Gorge Metro Park - BoatingGorge Metro Park

Kayakers may access the Cuyahoga River through Gorge Metro Park. However, an access permit is required to go off trail, and a valid permit is neither expressed nor implied approval of kayaking on the river by Summit Metro Parks.

Please note: The park district does not own or control the water in the Cuyahoga River flowing through Gorge Metro Park. To access the water from our parks, please submit a Special-Use Permit. Kayakers must contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to determine what, if any, permission is needed before beginning the activity. Kayakers can visit American Whitewater for a comprehensive overview of this section of the river.

Liberty Park - BoatingLiberty Park

Boating is permitted with personal/private watercraft in the Tinkers Creek Area of Liberty Park. Boats may be placed in the water by hand as conditions permit. All boaters must sign in and out at the kiosk.

Munroe Falls Metro Park - BoatingMunroe Falls Metro Park

As conditions permit, boats (including kayaks) may be placed in the water by hand September through December.

Silver Creek Metro Park - BoatingSilver Creek Metro Park

Launched from the boathouse at 5171 S. Medina Line Rd., Norton, boats may be placed in the water by hand year-round as conditions permit. All boaters must sign in and out at the kiosk.


Boat Rental

During the summer swim season, canoes and paddle boats can be rented in two areas.