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Wayne National Forest Rutherford Wetlands, Athens District © Ann E. Riggs
Cardinal © stateparks.com
Cardinal
Picnic Table © stateparks.com
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
Cool Swim © stateparks.com
Spring Hike © stateparks.com
Keep On Leash © stateparks.com
Oh Yell © stateparks.com
Afternoon Hike © stateparks.com
Campfire and Hotdogs © stateparks.com
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST
WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST
13700 US-33
Nelsonville, Ohio   45764
(lat:39.403 lon:-82.1674)

Phone: (740) 753-0101
Located in southern Ohio, lies the Wayne National Forest encompassing over 160,000 acres. You can get there in no more than a day's drive from such metropolitan areas as Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Pittsburgh. Camping and picnicking season extends from May through September, except at Vesuvius Recreation Area where camping is permitted year-round. Southweast Ohio relishes its warm days and cool nights during May and June, with visitors claiming the swimming is best during July and August.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 5 You missed the mark
The Wayne National Forest is not a park, but a National Forest. You should do your homework before putting this up.

please see www.stateforests.com

June 5 by james
wayne is the best to ride.other then buying a trail permit
April 8 Best Ohio Park, Just Beautiful! by N Students
Bordering West Virginia this area is the most picturesque in Ohio for natural landscaping, but not for the faint of heart. The hills, caverns, and trails are best viewed on foot. Bring your hiking boots!
Private Area Campgrounds
Lake Snowden Campground
5900 U.S. 50
Albany, OH
740-698-6373
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Frank's Bait Carryout & Cnfctn
101 Central Ave
Athens, OH
(740) 593-3755
Area Private Cabins and Lodges
Burr Oak Resort
Glouster, OH
(740) 767-2112
Area Accommodations
Cottages and Cabins
A lakeside retreat in the beautiful Hocking Hills on scenic Lake Logan. Full kitchen, Hot Tub, Satellite HD TV, sitting room, breakfast nook, and electric AC/Heat.
18.1 miles from park*
Conference Center
Hello I am the marketing coordinator for the Hocking Hills Lodge Conference Center. There is incorrect information on your website about our lodge, how would we go about changing that or providing
15.4 miles from park*
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Directions
1. Start by heading southeast on I:70 E.
2. Continue on I:70 E for approximately 50 miles until you reach exit 132A to merge onto OH-60 S toward Marietta/Zanesville.
3. Stay on OH:60 S for about 40 miles until you reach the town of McConnelsville.
4. In McConnelsville, turn left onto State Route (SR) 78 E/E Main St., following signs for SR:555/Stockport/Marietta/Wayne National Forest Headquarters.
5. Follow SR:78 East for around 15 miles as it winds through scenic countryside and takes you into Morgan County.

To access specific areas within the forest:
For Athens Ranger District:
6a: For Burr Oak Lake Area - After reaching Morgan County via SR-78E continue straight at a four-way stop intersection with Stockport Rd./State Rte (SR)266 N/SR377 W towards Glouster/Athens.
7a: Turn right onto US Hwy33W/OH13N then take Exit ramp to The Plains/Glouster/Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center.
8a: Merge right off highway exit ramp continuing eastbound along Old Nelsonvile-Glouseter Road which becomes Township Highway #11/Nelsonsville-Gloucester Road SE after crossing under U.S.Hwy33.

Or,

6b: For Wildcat Hollow area – From step five above instead….
7b:Turn Left at that same four way Stop Intersection mentioned earlier staying southward now along Stockport Rd.(also known as state route(SR)-266S).
8b:Continue South past Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area entrance road till arriving near mile marker#9 where parking lot will be on your left.

For Marietta Ranger District:
6c: For the Athens Unit - After reaching Morgan County via SR-78E continue straight at a four-way stop intersection with Stockport Rd./State Rte (SR)266 N/SR377 W towards Glouster/Athens.
7c:Turn right onto US Hwy33W/OH13N then take Exit ramp to The Plains/Glouster/Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center.
8c:Merge right off highway exit ramp continuing eastbound along Old Nelsonvile-Glouseter Road which becomes Township Highway #11/Nelsonsville-Gloucester Road SE after crossing under U.S.Hwy33.
9a: Continue for approximately 18 miles until you reach State Route 690, and turn left onto it. Follow this road for about 4 miles.

Or,

6d: For the New Matamoras Unit – From step five above instead….
7d:Continue South past Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area entrance road till arriving near mile marker#16 where parking lot will be on your Right.
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