Mano Point Fishing Area
Mano Point is a fishing access point on the Ohio River. This faciclity offers restrooms, parking, bank fishing, a picnic table and interpretive sign, as well as a ramp to launch boats on the Ohio River.
Mano Point is named for an artifact found when the site was being built in the 1960s. A mano is a grinding stone used along with a larger stone called a metate to grind flour. Based on the number of artifacts collected here in the 1960s, we believe this was once the site of a Native American village which stood here on the banks of the Ohio River from the Early Archaic Period (7500-6900 BC) to the Late Archaic Period (4000-1000 BC).
There is an interpretive sign to tell the story of the early residents. Prehistoric sites and artifacts are protected by Federal law.
At a Glance
|Closest Towns:||Derby, IN|
|Operated By:||USFS, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7051|
General InformationDirections: Mano Point is located just north of the town of Derby on State Route 66. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 37o 54' 54.5" N Long - 86o 40' 18.4" W
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River and Stream Fishing
Mano Point is an access point for anglers on the Ohio River. It is located at the confluence of Oil Creek. Anglers can fish for a variety of fish on the banks from this site.
|Fish Species||Channel cat, bass, pan fish, carp, etc|
|Fishing Mode||bank or boat|
|Water Temperature||Varies by season|
|Fishing Method||fishing pole with lures or bait|
An interpretive sign at Mano Point explains how this area was once the site of a prehistoric village. A mano is a tool used by prehistoric people to grind grain into flour. The sign explains how early people once settled along waterways such as the Ohio River and built villages.