Olentangy/Scioto River


Olentangy/Scioto River

Town(s): Delaware OH, Dublin OH, Powell OH
Local Name: Scioto River

Size: 3269 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: 60 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Unknown

The Scioto River is a river in central and southern Ohio is more than 231 miles long. It flows through Columbus, Ohio, where it collects its largest tributary, the Olentangy River, and meets the Ohio River at Portsmouth. Popular with homeowners for its beautiful riverfront property, the Scioto & Olentangy Rivers are important recreational waters in the Central Ohio area. Two distinct areas of the Scioto are great for boating are the Griggs and O'Shaughnessy Reservoirs. Both having 40 MPH speed limits but no HP restrictions.  Maxiumum watercraft length is 22'. No swimming, jet skiing or tubing is allowed.  

Griggs Reservoir Map with boat launch sites: https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/wildlife/maps/griggsreservoir2.pdf

O'Shaughnessy Reservoir with boat launch sites: https://ohiodnr.gov/static/documents/wildlife/maps/oshaughnessyreservoir2.pdf

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species:

Fish Species: Muskellunge, Brown Trout, Bluegill, Walleye

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Parking Spaces: More than 40

Shoreline Development: 50-75%