Continuing our mini-series on Steelhead Alley, tonight we take a look at the Chagrin River. Located in Northeast Ohio, the Chagrin River is one of five major Lake Erie tributaries stocked by the Ohio DNR with Manistee strain Steelhead and is a fly fisherman's delight.

Chagrin River Steelhead Trout Fishing Map

If you are planning a trip to the Chagrin River but are not sure where to go, a good place to start is the Ohio DNR Chagrin River Steelhead Trout Fishing Map which shows public access points. To make life a little easier we have has put together interactive map showing the Ohio DNR designated steelhead fishing areas, including Eastlake Seawall, Borac's Landing Boat Ramp, Mitchell Field, Chagrin River Park, Gilson Park, Todd Field, Daniels Park and North Chagrin Reservation.

loading map - please wait...

Chagrin River (OH): 41.677119, -81.437258
USGS Gauge - Chagrin River at Willoughby OH: 41.630881, -81.403445
Chagrin River (Eastlake Seawall): 41.674737, -81.440698
Chagrin River (Borac's Landing Boat Ramp): 41.665979, -81.422950
Chagrin River (Mitchell Field): 41.661995, -81.422165
Chagrin River (Chagrin River Park): 41.658794, -81.407154
Chagrin River (Gilson Park): 41.649506, -81.407421
Chagrin River (Todd Field): 41.641542, -81.403652
Chagrin River (Daniels Park): 41.628406, -81.400182
Chagrin River (N. Chagrin Reservation): 41.583224, -81.401445
Chagrin River (Rogers Road Field): 41.569557, -81.415172
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (OH)

Chagrin River (OH)

One of five Lake Erie tributaries stocked with Manistee steelhead by the Ohio DNR
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
USGS Gauge - Chagrin River at Willoughby OH
USGS Water-data graph
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Eastlake Seawall)

Chagrin River (Eastlake Seawall)

Ohio DNR designated Steelhead Trout Fishing Area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Borac's Landing Boat Ramp)

Chagrin River (Borac's Landing Boat Ramp)

Ohio DNR designated Steelhead Trout Fishing Area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Mitchell Field)

Chagrin River (Mitchell Field)

Ohio DNR designated Steelhead Trout Fishing Area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Chagrin River Park)

Chagrin River (Chagrin River Park)

Ohio DNR designated Steelhead Trout Fishing Area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Gilson Park)

Chagrin River (Gilson Park)

Ohio DNR designated steelhead trout fishing area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Todd Field)

Chagrin River (Todd Field)

Ohio DNR designated steelhead trout fishing area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Daniels Park)

Chagrin River (Daniels Park)

Ohio DNR designated steelhead trout fishing area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (N. Chagrin Reservation)

Chagrin River (N. Chagrin Reservation)

Ohio DNR designated steelhead trout fishing area
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife
marker icon
Get directions Open standalone map in fullscreen mode
Chagrin River (Rogers Road Field)

Chagrin River (Rogers Road Field)

Park area for Rogers Road Field, access to Chagrin river from fields.
Source: Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife

Where to Fly-Fish Chagrin River

There is excellent public access to the Chagrin River through a network of parks along the river. One area that is favored by fly fisherman is the Cleveland Metroparks' North Chagrin Reservation, a 2,140-acre park beginning just upstream of Chagron Road extending to Mayfield Road. This 7-mile stretch is characterized by crystal clear riffles, pools and gravel runs, and is easy to wade making it a good place for fly fishing for Chagrin River steelhead.

Visit our Steelhead Alley fishing guide for more information (including maps) on steelhead fishing in other Lake Erie tributaries.

Chagrin River at South Chagrin Reservation Photo by Katie Sekelsky

Chagrin River at South Chagrin Reservation
Photo by Katie Sekelsky