We may occasionally close roads or parts of the forest for the safety of people or to protect natural resources. For more details, see the Public Notices or Closures section below or call one of our offices. We also publish many of our forest orders and closures in the "News & Events" section on this web site.
ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLICATIONS - SPECIAL ORDERS SUMMARY
The following is a summary of Special Orders which pertain to the Wayne National Forest. These orders establish certain travel regulations, closures, and other restrictions on the use of the National Forest. Please direct specific questions to the District Ranger's office.
In the interest of public health and safety, the Wayne National Forest has closed Lane Farm and Hune Bridge Campgrounds located approximately 14 miles north of Marietta on Hwy 26 along the Little Muskingum River.
At Lane Farm, heavy rainfall has caused water levels to rise along the river, causing extensive bank erosion, which is impacting camping sites. At Hune Bridge, a low level water crossing at the entrance of the site is not safe for use. Both sites are closed until further notice.
For more information, contact Gala Goldsmith, Athens District Ranger at (740) 753-0101.
The Wayne National Forest Marietta unit has closed the Lane Farm Canoe Launch located at Lane Farm Campground off State Route 26 North of Marietta in Washington County. The campground is open.
The Forest is closing the popular canoe launch because the steps leading into the water have been torn away from winter icing of the Little Muskingum River. The Forest has installed a rock barrier to warn the public the canoe launch is closed and that it is not safe to use the launching facility.
The Wayne National Forest expects the canoe launch to be closed long term.
In the meantime, the public may want to use Hune Bridge Campground to launch your canoe.
The emerald ash borer poses a real threat to our eastern forests. Please help us protect the ash trees on the Wayne National Forest by doing your part to keep this invasive insect our of southeastern Ohio.