Captina Creek Aquatic Trail


A drive along State Route 148 from Powhatan Point to State Route 800 south of Barnesville will provide a nice showcase of the diversity in ecology and geology throughout the watershed.

Captina Creek is home to one of the last breeding populations of the state-endangered Eastern Hellbender. The watershed also supports a healthy smallmouth bass fishery, along with 55 other species of fish. Of the 56 total fish species identified during a 2009 study by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 17 are pollution intolerant. This same study found over 100 taxa of macroinvertebrates within the Captina Creek watershed making this one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the state of Ohio.

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