Rocky River Fly Fishing
About the Rocky River
The main branch of the Rocky River is a little over 12 miles long and begins at the confluence of the East Branch Rocky and West Branch Rocky rivers in North Olmsted. Along its course, the Rocky River serves as the jurisdictional divide for the cities of Brook Park and North Olmsted, Cleveland and Fairview Park, Cleveland and Lakewood and finally Lakewood and Rocky River. The river empties into Lake Erie between Lakewood and Rocky River. Headwaters for the 35-mile East Branch and 36-mile West Branch are in Broadview Heights (Cuyahoga County) and Montville Township (Medina County), respectively. A North Branch rises in Granger Township (Medina County) and flows into the West Branch in Medina. The entire Rocky River Watershed is 294 square miles (188,160 acres) and contains portions of Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina and Summit counties.