Big Run Road Access

This developed paddler and angler access site at 8921 Big Run Road Gambier 43022 on the Kokosing State Scenic River offers ample parking facilities and an information kiosk. Located approximately one-half mile south of the intersection of Big Run Road and State Route 229 in Gambier, the site includes a picnic shelter (funded by Mount Vernon Rotary and Rotary International 6690 in 2007) and the shelter cement pad (donated by Smalls, Inc.) with two picnic tables and a grill for rest and relaxation.  No reservations are necessary as it is a first come, first served facility.

The historic bridge located at the site is a one-span, 190 foot-long, rivet-connected Warren thru truss bridge. The bridge, built in 1915, was manufactured locally by the Mount Vernon Bridge Company. The bridge was rehabilitated by the Knox County Engineer’s office and dedicated in 2010.  It was awarded the 2011 Historic Bridge Award by the Federal Highways Administration, ODOT and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.