The City has beautiful water ways including the Scioto River, The Little Indian Run, a 7-acre wetland and approximately 35 ponds; most of which are stocked. The River is a natural corridor for many animals and migrating species.
The Indian Run is a major tributary of the Scioto River that flows through Dublin. Not far from the river it breaks into a north and south fork. The beautiful Indian Run Falls is a hidden treasure in Dublin. The Wyandot Indians camped on the northwestern rim of the falls in the 1800s.
If there’s one natural resource that stands out in our community it’d have to be the Scioto River. The Scioto River is the longest free flowing river in Ohio, south of Columbus. Around 230 miles long, the river provides habitat for a variety of life including over 35 known endangered species and over 110 known species of fish.
Historically the Scioto was a passage way for travelers, with flatboats being navigated through high waters. The river was seen as gathering place for the community. “The Ol’ Rock” still under the 161 bridge, was known to most residents as the place to swim on hot summer days
Today, people frequent the river not only to enjoy its beauty, bird watch and kayak, but also to fish. Large, Small, Rock and White Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Saugeye and Carp are some of the varieties of fish found in the stretch of river flowing through Dublin. There are many nice riffle zones along Dublin‘s stretch of the Scioto River teaming with life and the big one just waiting to be caught.
With more than 35 City owned ponds throughout Dublin there’s always a place to sit quietly and enjoy a tranquil moment or take your rod and reel. The majority of ponds are stocked and maintained.
M. L. Red Trabue Park contains a 7-acre wetland installed by the City. The wetland contains more than 14,000 wetland plants installed by volunteers and the City Horticulturist team. A handicap accessible boardwalk extends over the water for everyone to enjoy fishing or nature watching.