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The Great Mohican Crawdad Hunt
September 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn how to catch a crawdad or net other critters during the Great Mohican Crawdad Hunt at Mohican State Park. This free event will be co-hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Scenic Rivers Program and Mohican State Park.Visitors will be able to learn skills from experienced river guides as they explore the unique beauty and wildlife offered by the Clear Fork Mohican State Scenic River. Race crawdads with Roger Thoma, author of A Naturalist’s Guide to the Crawfish of Ohio. Learn the life history of this Ohio animal that is related to the lobster. Enjoy a savory crawfish boil and explore fun educational activities with Ashland Soil & Water Conservation District. Event details are as follows:
*The event will be held at the Class A Shelter House. Once entering the park, follow signs to the event. Please pre-register with state park naturalist Kyle Casey at Kyle.Casey@dnr.ohio.gov. Signed copies of A Naturalist’s Guide to the Crawfish of Ohio will be available for purchase by cash, check or Venmo. Attendees should wear closed toed shoes to explore in the water with staff. The Mohican River, including the lower stem of the Clear Fork, was designated as a State Scenic River in 2006 because of its exceptional water quality, which it maintains in part due to the tree coverage alongside the river. Trees filter water, provide flood control, keep the water cool, and provide habitat for animals that use the river. The Mohican River is also a popular destination for anglers, paddlers and hikers. For more information, contact:
Kyle Casey, Mohican State Park Naturalist