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Wayne National Forest

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Wayne National Forest

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Wayne National Forest [1] 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.



Flora and fauna

The Wayne National Forest boasts more than 2,000 species of plants, including an endangered species, running buffalo clover.


Get in

By plane

By car


Get around

By car

By foot

The forest includes 300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback and ATVs.

By train


  • Covered Bridge Scenic Byway, [2].
  • Ohio River Scenic Byway, [3].


  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming



  • Picnicking




  • Lodge at Burr Oak State Park
  • Bed and Breakfasts


  • 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
  • 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


Stay safe

Exercise ordinary caution as in any outdoor activity.

Get out

  • Burr Oak State Park
  • Athens home of Ohio University.
  • Ohio Indian Burial Grounds, Adena Native American sites.
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