Little Muskingum River

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Little Muskingum River
Little Muskingum River.jpg
The Little Muskingum River in the Wayne National Forest
Country US
Basin features
Main source Monroe County, Ohio
River mouth Ohio River near Reno, Ohio
582 ft (177 m)[1]
Basin size 315 sq mi (820 km2)[2]
Physical characteristics
Length 65 mi (105 km)

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". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. 

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