Howdy folks, I've heard of a lot of people digging in rivers for historic relics at old ford and mill sites and digging for jewelry at touristy sites and now that I have a waterproof detector I want to do some 'tectin at several rivers. I'm so darn confused though about all the national, state, and local laws. There are a couple places I am thinking of along the Grand River in NE Ohio (considered to be a "wild and scenic" river or whatever) and a few of my spots are bordered by Ashtabula and Lake County metroparks (these park systems don't allow metal detecting without a permit). If I'm only detecting in the river does it even matter if there are parks on the sides? Is mding allowed in a "scenic and wild" river? Will anyone even care if there isn't a law specifically against metal detecting? I know I've asked a lot of questions already but how do you river hunters find sites to hunt?