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Big Darby Creek in Ohio

Trip Overview

We had 5 kayaks that put in at Alkire Road and Gardner Road near railroad tracks (accessed river on west side); river was a bit low but we made it through with only 1 person having to get out 1 time to get through low spot. We came out at Harrisburg-Georgesville Road just past Trapper Johns Canoe livery (opposite side). Took almost 4 hours and was a beautiful day; we had fun


Parking was great at both locations and was very easy for put in and take out.


Took Kropp Road to Public Canoe Assess just south of Alkire Road.


We stopped at Osprey Lake and grabbed a Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park map of the River and Trail Areas; this was very helpful

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip