Kokosing River

Kokosing River

Gambier, Ohio 43022

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Tips for Birding

There are parks that provide access to the Kokosing River, including Indianfield Bluffs Park, Memorial Park, Mount Vernon, and Riverside Park, Mount Vernon.

About this Location

In June of 2005, the Kokosing River was designated the first water trail in Ohio by the state. The park district provided demonstrable leadership in the designation process in serving as the local sponsor and providing coordination between communities and government agencies that own or manage paddler access sites on the river.

Access sites along the Kokosing occur at Riverside Park and Memorial Park in Mount Vernon; Kokosing Gap Canoe Access (Lower Gambier Road); Laymon Road Bridge and Big Run Road in Gambier; Pipesville Road Bridge in Howard; Millwood Road in Millwood, Riley Chapel Road at Bat Nest Road Access and at the confluence (Township Road 423) with the Mohican River. Do not park at Zuck Road – there is no public access and you will be towed by the landowner.


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