This summer we made a list of what we wanted to do.
Play in a creek was on the list.
We found this creek at a state park.
You can find creeks like this too.
Some places to look in Ohio are Hueston Woods State Park, Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve, and East Fork State Park.
Look at a map to find where creeks come in at and avoid the tailwaters!
In Indiana try Versailles State Park where 2 and 3 meet, Clifty Falls State Park and Nature Preserve trail #2, and Thistlethwaite Falls off the Cardinal Trail in Richmond.
In Kentucky there is Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Area.
The best way to find a creek is to get a topo map or look at Google earth to see where the creeks are to a large body of water.
Then figure out if there is a trail that leads close to the creek.
Once again be sure to stay away from tailwaters (the water coming out of a reservoir) as theses areas are dangerous.
Back to fun stuff.
Bring along a couple of nets and see what wondrous creatures you can find.
Sometimes it requires super stealth.
If you look closely right above the white square you can see the tail of the minnow.