Not only is it a delightful way to get some exercise, it also connects you to your environment in a unique way. This map is intended as a tool for paddlers of Canoes or Kayaks to reference when planning a trip on Big Darby Creek, and Little Darby Creek. Exit Hwy 33 at the State Route 161 Post Rd Plain City exit and head west towards Plain City. Stretching … It was the start of a drought year in central Ohio and the creek was very low. Located in the southeastern part of Ohio is the beautiful Hocking River. Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is co-sponsoring a canoe/kayak trip on scenic Big Darby Creek with the ODNR Ohio Scenic Rivers Program. Exploring and fly fishing for smallmouth bass, rock bass, or panfish is just one way for you to experience the river near the Prairie Oaks Metro Park. Special Note: guest-paddler, ohiodnr.com/watercraft/streams/bigdarby/tabid/2409/Default.aspx. Only advanced paddlers should attempt this trip. PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION. Use extreme caution when paddling this creek! If you are coming from out of town, take I-270 to the US Hwy 33 Dublin/Marysville exit and head west on 33. Along Big Darby Creek. There are places to launch all along the river.
You can find out more about the Ohio River Water Trail, which has been expanding in recent years, on the NRT Database and the Ohio River Trail Council website . The creek provides an important recreational and natural area for the more than two million people living in the Columbus region. This sheltered stretch allows for close encounters with … Big Darby Creek is a dedicated National Scenic River, and is one of the most biologically diverse aquatic systems in the Midwestern United States. This trip normally takes about 3 hours, but with the higher water levels, it took us half the time to complete the 8.5 mile run. Our principal destination was a beautiful stretch of Big Darby Creek, near its confluence with the Scioto River. Go about 6.75 miles through Hilliard to Amity Rd and turn left. Turn right on Amity Rd and go about 500 feet to the state canoe access and turn right into the parking area. Most paddlers in the Columbus area know this creek and have paddled it at least once. Watch closely as you get close to 6 miles as you might miss the parking area. If you like to kayak or canoe, you have to do the Big Darby. Scioto Canoe Livery - Big Darby Creek Grove City, OH 675 W London-Groveport Rd (614) 871-9852 Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental - Whitewater River near Cincinnati Harrison, OH 10465 Suspension Bridge Road (513) 353-4770 Camp Hi Canoe Livery - Cuyahoga River Hiram, OH 12274 Abbott Rd (330) 569-7621 Each station record is considered PROVISIONAL until the data are published. Beginning on the southwest side of the city, this 84-mile river offers up to class II waters as it meanders southeast of Columbus. Read More. Trapper John’s Canoe Livery 7141 London-Groveport Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123 (614) 877-4321 Big Darby Creek is a dedicated National Scenic River, and is one of the most biologically diverse aquatic systems in the Midwestern United States.