The Vesuvius Recreation Area, named for the old Vesuvius iron furnace, is the Wayne National Forest's premier developed site. This 143 acre complex is located 6.5 miles north of Ironton, just off State Route 93.
An historic iron furnace is located at the base of the dam. The narrows of Storms Creek offered a site for this lake, which was dammed in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. The rugged hills and out-cropping cliffs offer a scenic backdrop for this historical and beautiful site.
The facility offers a variety of activities and is open year-round. We encourage you to visit this superb resource on the Wayne.