Wayne National Forest

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $20.00
Description
Wayne National Forest encompasses a total area of 240,101 acres of land in three separate parcels in southeastern Ohio including Athens (Marietta Unit), Athens (Athens Unit), and Ironton. The forest land is spread across 12 different counties including Jackson, Athens, Hocking, Scioto, Lawrence, Monroe, Gallia, Morgan, Noble, Washington, Perry, and Vinton. 

The forest's main headquarters are located at Nelsonville, Ohio. Several features make Wayne National Forest a great place to visit. For starters, the forest is the only national forest in the state of Ohio. Additionally, the forest has several attractions that have a historical and cultural significance including the Vesuvius Furnace which is a partially restored iron furnace that was constructed in 1833. 

Additionally, you can find mounds and prehistoric earthworks from the Adena and Hopewell cultures at the Wayne National Forest. Furthermore, you will also find other attractive features like the Shawnee Lookout Tower constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1939 as well as the three 100-year-old covered bridges. 

Besides these features, the forest also houses several amenities that make the forest land a great attraction to a wide variety of people. Some of these attractions include dispersed camping, seven campgrounds, trails (300 miles), visitor center, scenic drives, and picnic sites. These facilities allow visitors to enjoy activities like camping, boating, hunting, swimming, canoeing, hiking, ORV riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and horseback riding. 

Wayne National Forest also welcomes dogs and dog owners into the park as long as the dog owners ensure that they take good care of their dogs and importantly ensure that the rules of the park are observed. Some of the parks basic rules include ensuring that dogs are only allowed to venture into pet-friendly areas of the park. Making sure that dogs always remain leashed and getting rid of dog poop in the right manner as soon as possible. 

Address
13700 US Hwy 33
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
13700 US Hwy 33
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours