Lamping Homestead

Area Status: Open
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This secluded recreation area was once the farmstead of the Lamping family. The Lamping family homesteaded this area in the 1800s. Life must have been very hard for these early pioneers. A small cemetery nearby is a testimony to the hardships of trying to raise a family on these early homesteads. Today the area offers camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, and a scenic hiking trail. The site has six walk-in campsites, eight picnic sites, and a picnic shelter. There are two loop trails for hiking, one at 3½ miles and the other at 1½ miles. A 2-acre pond at the site is stocked with bluegill, bass, and catfish.

At a Glance

Fees Free
Open Season: April 15 - December 15
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Woodsfield, OH
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Marietta Unit, Athens Ranger District, 27750 Star Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-9055

General Information

Directions: This campground is located on S.R. 537, 2 miles from S.R. 26 (approximately 35 miles from Marietta). GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 39 deg 37' 32" / 81 deg 11' 16".

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This out of the way campground offers few amenities but is a beautiful location on the shores of a tranquil lake.

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No. of Sites6
No. of Accessible sites0


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