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.
From August to December, 11 trail bridges and one causeway will be repaired and sections of the Dorr Run OHV area will be closed (MAP). Dates estimates.
Bowl Trail is complete and Paramount Loop North is open.
The northern section of the Door Run Loop is still closed. Contractors are installing guard rails on bridges 1 - 4, then will repair bridges 5 – 7. Once complete (anticipate 9/20), this Loop will open.
Beginning 9/17, the western portion of Dorr Run Loop, from Intersection 43 (Dorr Run Loop/Dorr Run Short Connector) to Intersection 49 (Dorr Run Loop/Paramount Loop South) will close to remove hazard trees to replace bridge 8. Next Bridges 10 and 11 will be replaced.
More closures may occur as work progresses. (NOTICE)
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 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.