10115 laymon road, gambier 43022
Kokosing State Scenic River
Laymon Road Access #4
Combine a paddling trip on the Kokosing State Scenic River Water Trail with bicycling. The Village of Gambier and Kenyon College are located on the hills just north of this access. The Kokosing Gap Multi-Use Trail crosses the river on
a large railroad bridge 0.5 miles downstream. The Brown Family Environmental Center at Kenyon College is a 461-acre natural studies area with a nature center and butterfly garden surrounding this access and offers many public programs.
The access area provides a picnic table, informational kiosks of the Knox County Park District and the Brown Family Environmental Center. A portable toilet is also available for public use courtesy of the Knox County Park District.
This site is #4 on the Kokosing Water Trail map and is approximately 5.4 miles to the next connector at the Big Run Bridge River Access. Laymon Road River Access is a popular one for fishing as deeper pools surround this location. There are over 50+ fish species located in the Kokosing State Scenic River. Many of those include; various Chubs such as the Creek and Bigeye Chub, various Redhorse species from the Smallmouth Redhorse to the Golden Redhorse and typical Sunfish from the Redear Sunfish to the Bluegill. The Kokosing River is known primarily for the abundant amount of smallmouth bass throughout the entire main stem of the river from Mount Vernon to the confluence at Walhonding. For more information on the species found throughout the Kokosing River, click on the link above and download the Fish ID checklist specific to the River Access points and their locations. This checklist was a collaborative effort with Brian Zimmerman, OSU Research River Ecologist and the Knox County Park District.