This newly renovated family campground is located on a ridge on the east side of Lake Vesuvius and accesses Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area facilities by a hiking trail.
This campground has 34 campsites with water at all sites and electricty at most of the sites. The site features two new shower houses with flushing toilets. Large RV's can now be accommodated. A sewage dump station is also available.
Whiskey Run Trail is 0.85 miles long and connects the Lake Shore Trail and Iron Ridge Campground. This loop trail starts at the campground across from site 29, goes down to the lake, along a short segment of the Lake Shore Trail, and back up the second side the Whiskey Run Trail. The loop has 150-foot elevation change going down and back up. The trail passes abandoned charcoal pits, remnants of a whiskey still, and parts of old whiskey barrels. It is marked with white diamond markers with red dots.
At a Glance
Open April 3 through October 26, 2015.
Reservations can be made through http://www.recreation.gov. Please check this site for when online reservations would begin and end. Open dates before and after reservation dates are on a first come-first-serve basis.
For fee information, visit http://www.recreation.gov Senior Pass and Access Pass are accepted at this campground. Sites with electric and water are $18/night. Sites with water only are $15.
Ironton Ranger District, 6518 SR 93, Pedro, OH 740-534-6500
Directions: Located 6.5 miles north of Ironton, Ohio, just off State Route 93. Turn on County Road 29 and follow the signs to the Recreation Area (1 mile) To reach Iron Ridge proceed past the furnace and the lake and up the hill approximately another mile and take the first road back to the left into the campground. GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 38 deg 36' 44" / 82 deg 37' 10".