ODNR Scenic Rivers

Contact Name: 
Bob Gable
Job Title: 
Scenic Rivers Program Manager

2045 Morse Road, A-3
Columbus, OH 43229

(614) 265-6814

Ohio pioneered the river preservation movement in 1968 with the passage of the nation's first scenic rivers act. This legislation created a state program to protect Ohio's remaining high quality streams for future generations. Scenic rivers retain most of their natural characteristics at a time when many rivers reflect the negative impacts of human activities.