17812 Lower Gambier Road, Mount Vernon 

Kokosing State Scenic River 
Kokosing Gap Canoe Access 

Kokosing Gap Canoe Access is #3 on the Water Trail Map of the Kokosing State Scenic River. It is located at 17812 Lower Gambier Road Mount Vernon 43050. This two-acre site consists of a parking lot, kiosk, picnic table and grill. A mowed path takes the paddler to the small launch site. The Park District has restored a portion of the site back to riparian forest with hardwood tree plantings. Notice the Eastern Bluebird box that was mounted in 2016 and served as a nesting site for House Wrens during the nesting season.

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. 

              (photo credit (center) Whitney Macionis 12/2/20 on Kokosing Gap Trail)