Rocky River

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Rocky River Lakewood Ohio.jpg
A shale cliff along the Rocky River in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation, located on the boundary of the cities of Lakewood and Rocky River, Ohio.
CountryUnited States of America
Physical characteristics
 • locationConfluence of East Branch Rocky River and West Branch Rocky River, between Cleveland and North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
 • coordinates41°24′23″N 81°53′14″W / 41.40639°N 81.88722°W / 41.40639; -81.88722
 • elevation657 feet (200 m) AMSL
 • location
Lake Erie between Lakewood and Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
 • coordinates
41°29′28″N 81°50′21″W / 41.49111°N 81.83917°W / 41.49111; -81.83917Coordinates: 41°29′28″N 81°50′21″W / 41.49111°N 81.83917°W / 41.49111; -81.83917
 • elevation
571 feet (174 m) AMSL
Basin features
GNIS ID1066928
Aerial view, looking southerly, of the river's mouth and surrounding area of discharge into Lake Erie, in Rocky River. At top, the Clifton Park-West Lake Bridge carries U.S. Route 6 across the river. At center is a derrick boat operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which dredges the navigation channel and maintains the breakwater.
A bend in the Rocky River and adjoining riverbanks are seen in this photo taken from a bridge on the Cleveland-Rocky River border in the Rocky River Reservation.
Low water ford bridge over the East Branch Rocky River in the Millstream Reservation.

The Rocky River is a relatively short river in Cuyahoga County, Ohio that forms the natural western boundaries of Cleveland and the suburb of Lakewood with the suburbs of Fairview Park and Rocky River. The latter community is named after the river. To the south of Fairview Park and west of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the river forms the natural boundary between the suburb of Brook Park and the communities of North Olmsted and Olmsted Township. Ranked by Field & Stream as one of the top steelhead trout rivers in the world, the Rocky River is the center of the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

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