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Captina Creek Birding Drive
From Alledonia, continue west on OH-148 for approximately 5 miles. Turn left to continue south onto Belmont County Road 92 for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Wayne Township Road 804 (Crum Road) and continue on this road for approximately 2 miles. The stop is located on your left at the Raven Rocks trailhead parking area.
Biological studies of Captina Creek and its tributaries, located in Belmont and Monroe counties, have revealed it as one of the best quality streams in Ohio. The mainstem of Captina Creek has scored the highest average fish diversity scores in the state, with fifty-six fish species sampled by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, average macroinvertebrate diversity scores place Captina Creek among the ten highest scoring watersheds in the state. Adding to its unique diversity, Captina Creek is home to the state endangered Eastern Hellbender salamander and it is one of only a few watersheds in Ohio where successful reproduction in the past decade has been documented. The watershed also supports a healthy smallmouth bass fishery and an abundance of other wildlife in its forested habitat. The Captina Creek Birding Trail is intended to promote the Creek as an exceptional natural resource in the state and help promote conservation awareness, recreation, and tourism in Belmont County.
Content from Captina Creek Birding Trail brochure