Outdoor Recreation Guide: Ohio

Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

“The Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area is the Wayne National Forest’s premier developed recreation site and is named after the historic Vesuvius Iron Furnace. The rugged hills and out-cropping cliffs provide a scenic backdrop for this historical and beautiful site.

It contains a 143-acre lake, two family campgrounds and one group campground, beach and swim area, multiple picnic areas, fishing, boating, hiking, scenic overlook and an archery trail. This recreation area is home to the 46-mile Lake Vesuvius Horse Trail System, open April 15-Dec. 15.” – US Forest Service Website.

Address: Lake Vesuvius Picnic Areas – Furnace Shelter
Activities: Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Backpacking, Camping, Fishing, Horseback Riding

Hanging Rock Trailhead

“This trailhead is part of the Hanging Rock OHV Trail System. The Hanging Rock area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs).

This system has 26 miles of trail available for off-highway vehicle, mountain bike, and hiking use.” – US Forest Service Website

Address: Lake Vesuvius Picnic Areas – Furnace Shelter
Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, ATV

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Huntington, WV, 25755

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