Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser.

X / search

Scioto Brush Creek State Nature Preserve

Preserving 30 acres in Scioto County

Scioto Brush Creek State Nature Preserve protects over a mile of Scioto Brush Creek which is one of the most biologically diverse streams in Ohio. Scioto Brush Creek has over 70 species of fish including longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) and rosyside dace (Clinostomus funduloides). The preserve contains mature trees, spring wildflowers, and rare species. The preserve protects one of four populations of the Federal Threatened Appalachian spiraea (Spiraea virginiana), a shrub known only in Ohio from the Scioto Brush Creek watershed.

Local Directions

The preserve is located along the north bank of Scioto Brush Creek upstream of McDermott. The gravel parking lot and trailhead are located on Tatman-Coe road, approximately 200 feet northeast of where Tatman-Coe road crosses Scioto Brush Creek.

Special Features

Spring Wildflowers

  • Over 70 species of fish
  • Protects one of four populations Appalachian spiraea


  • Gravel parking area
  • 1.5 mile River Otter Trail

Tell Your Preserve Story