Scenic River Crawdad Derby at Mohican State Park

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program by getting your feet wet in the Mohican State Scenic River! Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Parks and Watercraft, the Crawdad Derby will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mohican State Park’s campground shelter house. Visitors of all ages are invited to test their crawdad catching skills, try stream-based activities and learn how to be a good river steward. In addition to a contest for catching the largest crayfish, event-goers can see fish and insects that live in the Clear Fork and try out a fly-fishing rod, plus learn about the water cycle, water safety and how to prevent runoff pollution.  Kids who try all the activities will earn a “Junior Scenic River Guide” badge.  The day will provide opportunities for people who want to get even more hands-on with helping their river. The newly formed Friends of the Mohican River will conduct a river cleanup starting at 10am, with the event concluding in time to enjoy the crawdad festivities. To register for the river clean up, contact Learn more about the Scenic River Program at or contact 419-265-5848 or for event information.


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