Little Beaver Creek


Little Beaver Creek

Infobox River
river_name = Little Beaver Creek


caption = Little Beaver Creek as it passes near the unincorporated Village of Fredericktown, Ohio
origin = Confluence of Middle and West Forks at Williamsport, Ohio
mouth = Ohio River at Glasgow, Pennsylvania
basin_countries =
length =
elevation = 840 ft (256 m) U.S. Geological Survey. West Point quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1992.]
mouth_elevation = 665 ft (203 m) U.S. Geological Survey. East Liverpool North quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1994.]
discharge =
watershed = 605 mi² (1,567 km²) [cite web| title = Map of Ohio watersheds | url = http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/water/watersheds/Basins72PDI_40x40_OnScreen.gif]

The Little Beaver Creek is a wild and scenic area in Ohio. The Little Beaver Creek watershed is located primarily in Columbiana County in northeast Ohio, and in portions of Carroll County, Mahoning County, and western Pennsylvania, draining approximately 605 mi² (1,567 km²), of which 503 mi² (1,303 km²) are in Ohio. The creek is protected by a number of classifications, including "Ohio Wild and Scenic River" and "National Scenic River", as well as being part of Ohio's state park system. It is the only major river in Ohio to have dual State Wild and Scenic and National Scenic River designations. The creek empties into the Ohio River just east of East Liverpool, Ohio. The now-defunct Sandy and Beaver Canal passes nearby.

Little Beaver Creek supports 63 species of fish, 49 mammal species, 140 types of birds and 46 species of reptiles and amphibians, including the rare and protected salamander known as the hellbender. It is an exceptionally clean waterway with a highly diverse ecosystem.

The Little Beaver Creek watershed is home to Beaver Creek State Forest [ [http://www.dnr.ohio.gov/forestry/forests/beavercreek.htm Beaver Creek State Forest] ] , Beaver Creek State Park [ [http://www.dnr.ohio.gov/parks/parks/beaverck.htm Beaver Creek State Park] ] , and Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve [ [http://www.dnr.ohio.gov/dnap/location/sheepskin.htm Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve] ] .

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Little Beaver Creek has also been known as: Gnis|1066801]
*Beaver Creek
*Little Beaver River
*Middle Fork Beaver Creek
*Little Bever Creek

References

External links

* [http://littlebeavercreek.com Little Beaver Creek Land Foundation]



*The Enchanted Village: The History of Fredericktown, Ohio by Regis Scharf and Gary Winterburn was privately published in 1992. It has long been out of print, although a new edition is being planned.

* [http://stclairtwptourism.com/index.php?topic=LocalAttractions St. Clair Township Travel & Tourism Bureau]

* [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=6266 February 10, 1976 letter from President Gerald R. Ford entitled "Message to the Congress Transmitting Report on Little Beaver Creek, Ohio"]


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