Little Muskingum River

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Little Muskingum River
Little Muskingum River.jpg
The Little Muskingum River in the Wayne National Forest
Origin Monroe County, Ohio
Mouth Ohio River near Reno, Ohio
Basin countries US
Length 65 mi (105 km)
Mouth elevation 582 ft (177 m) [1]
Basin area 315 mi² (816 km²) [2]

The Little Muskingum River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 65 mi (105 km) long, in southeast Ohio in the United States.

It rises in the hill country of Monroe County, approximately 5 mi (8 km) northwest of the Ohio River and 8 mi (13 km) southeast of Woodsfield. It flows southwest, in a tight meandering course, roughly parallel to, and staying within 8 mi (13 km) of the Ohio. It passes Rinard Mills and Dart, and joins the Ohio approximately 5 mi (8 km) southeast of Marietta, Ohio and the mouth of the Muskingum River, which enters the Ohio from the northwest. Duck Creek enters the Ohio between the mouth of the Muskingum and Little Muskingum.

All except the last 2 mi (3.2 km) of the river are within Wayne National Forest.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Marietta quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1994.
  2. ^ "Map of Ohio watersheds". 

Coordinates: 39°22′37″N 81°24′06″W / 39.3770°N 81.4018°W / 39.3770; -81.4018