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Address: Fremont, OH

A scenic river that bisects the city of Fremont and is popular for canoeing...

A scenic river that bisects the city of Fremont and is popular for canoeing and other water sports.

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Great for small watercraft and kayaks

There are high and low spots in the river so you will need to be careful if taking a midsize boat. If canoeing or kayaking you need to be aware of the river boats around the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Fremont, Ohio
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Fremont, Ohio
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

There are high and low spots in the river so you will need to be careful if taking a midsize boat. If canoeing or kayaking you need to be aware of the river boats around the bends as some drivers are inexperienced and travel the river wide open throttle.

Thank Rhodehouse1003
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you love to fish well the Sandusky river is a popular river for fishing. they catch walleye fish in here when they are in season but catfish and bass and white perch and blue gill etc...

Thank Tinee M
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497 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Highway 53 roughly follows the Sandusky River from Sandusky Bay through Fremont to Upper Sandusky but you really need to get out the car to see and experience the state scenic river. There are a number of county and city parks along its course plus many road bridges. In my opinion, one of the best places is the adjoining Clinton... More 

Thank Paul S
Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

how does one rate a river? It is clean enough to fish in and enjoy water sports.. Scenic in some places. And the history! A major battle was fought on this river just outside of fremont when the British fleet in 1913 came sailing down the river. General Croghan defendad the fort, which is now where the Fremont Libray stands... More 

1 Thank Chris M
Fort Myers, Florida
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

lived here most of my live walleye n bass fishing are best here! the damn is getting ready to be torn down, this will surely affect the fishing n wildlife!!! stopped there n snapped some last pics of the damn as it is today!

2 Thank beverly m
Sylvania, Ohio
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110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

A beautiful place to see wildlife. We saw deer, eagles, cranes and egrets on our visit to the river.

Thank cvencven
Wilmore, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Walked down the trails of the Sandusky river dam area to get a glimpse of what it looks like today versus 40 years ago when I made my tracks as a child. Found memories, especially with the frozen river during the winter. Simply beautiful.

Thank Donald J
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

My husband and I canoed starting from the Upper Sandusky Harrison Smith Park. The put in point was on the west side of the river near the railroad tracks. A little muddy but not at all a bad spot. This Ohio Wild and Scenic River was fun to canoe and so beautiful. Wooded on both banks, the trees were leafing... More 

1 Thank Diane_E_A
Sacramento, California
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88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Fishing, rafting, even a little ice fishing. It's year-round recreation with a lovely view. Make sure to set aside some time to enjoy this hidden gem.

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Fremont, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I love seeing the seasons change on Sandusky River! It is a place to go to just sit back and enjoy the nature around you! And you can never beat the sound of the running water, especially near the Dam! The River is always changing...there is always something to see! Take a hike or a canoe ride and see for... More 

Thank Kathleen D

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