10300 riley chapel road walhonding 43843
Kokosing State Scenic River
Riley Chapel Road River Access #8
This river access area is #8 on the Kokosing Water Trail map. This is a very good location for fishing both upstream and downstream of the area. Bald eagles are frequently seen as well as other birds highlighted on the Bird ID List above.
The river runs through a very broad valley here, flanked by forested hills. State Route 715 parallels the left side of the river and the Knox County/Coshocton County line is about one mile downstream of the access. In 2.6 miles the
Water Trail ends at the confluence of the Kokosing and Mohican Rivers to form the Walhonding River.
Did you know 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.