Natural Features & Ecosystems
Each park unit is located in proximity to the Scioto River, Paint Creek, or the North Fork Paint Creek. Two ecoregions make up the general ecosystem for this area:
For more information and a map of the ecoregions, click here.
Did You Know?
Freshwater mussels were an important resource for Hopewellian people. Mussels were used as food, provided pearls for ornaments and shells were utilized for hoes. Although plentiful during the Middle Woodland period, over-harvesting and low water quality have reduced their numbers drastically today. Many freshwater mussels are on the State and Federal Endangered Species list. More...