Wayne National Forest is a United States National Forest in southeastern Ohio, USA.
It is the only national forest in Ohio and is clustered in three areas along the Allegheney Mountains and the Ohio River.
The grounds include many areas that were strip mined in the late 1800s. Accordingly, the forest includes areas experiencing various degrees of reclamation.
The forest is nestled in rugged foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range, north of the Ohio River Valley.
Flora and fauna
The Wayne National Forest boasts more than 2,000 species of plants, including hardwoods, pine and cedar as well as an endangered species, running buffalo clover. Wildlife includes hawks, osprey, wild turkey and songbirds as well as deer and beaver.
The forest includes 300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback and ATVs.
Burr Oak Cove on the northwest tip of the Burr Oak Reservoir. Fee of $5/night during high demand seasons (roughly, Memorial Day to Labor Day). Camping free of charge at other times of the year.
Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, 143-acre site, more than 25 miles of trails.
Lamping Homestead is a 143-acre site, located 6.5 acres north of Ironton.
Leith Run Recreation Area, located on the northern banks of the Ohio River, approximately 20 miles north of Marietta.
Stone Church Horse Camp includes 21 miles of scenic trails for horseback riding. Fee of $10/night during high demand seasons. Camping free of charge at other times of the year, but campground is closed from December 15th through April 14th.
Timbre Ridge Lake 100 acre lake
Exercise ordinary caution as in any outdoor activity.