Adelphi Bluff

35.8 Acres of Salt Creek Riparian Corridor in Pickaway County

The 35.8-acre Adelphi Bluff preserve lies at the mouth of the Salt Creek valley between the two adjacent Villages of Adelphi and Laurelville, Ohio.  This scenic site, acquired by AOA in 2023, is adjacent to Salt Creek in the southeast corner of Pickaway County. The property includes a high, glacial moraine hill with expansive views in all directions and a half a mile of riparian corridor along Salt Creek.


The preserve was a prime development site that was approved for subdivision for residential development and listed for sale.  AOA worked with the farmer/developer owner to conserve the property.


The preserve occupies a key location at the confluence of two significant Hocking Hills drainages in the Scioto River watershed – Laurel Run and Salt Creek. Salt Creek in this reach is designated as an Exceptional Warm Water Habitat stream and Superior High-Quality Waters. 


Stream corridor protection and conservation along Salt Creek in the southern portion of the Hocking Hills drainage is a high priority initiative of AOA and part of our Greater Hocking Hills Conservation Initiative.  As part of this initiative, AOA has been able to protect 48 properties so far in the southern quadrant of the Hocking Hills in the upper headwater portions of the Salt Creek watershed.

Salt Creek Narrows