Formerly the Lane family farm, this small campground is approximately 5 miles north of Marietta along the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway. The site has four campsites, and is a canoe access point on the Little Muskingum. Previously it was also a canoe launching/access site however it is no longer safe to launch canoes from this site but people are welcome to camp here.
At a Glance
Marietta Unit, Athens Ranger District, 27750 Star Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-9055
Directions: From Interstate 77, take Exit 1 (S.R. #7). Go towards Marietta on S.R. 7. Turn right at Acme Street (the first light). Acme St. ends at Greene Street. Turn right on Greene St. (S.R. 26). Follow S.R. 26 out of Marietta approximately 5 miles to this campground. GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 39 deg 26' 08" / 81 deg 21' 31".
This campground on the banks of the Little Muskingum River just off S.R. 26 is primitive but provides a tranquil getaway.
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River and Stream Fishing
Shoreline fishing on the Little Muskingum River or fishing by canoe or boat.
Please release any muskies you catch.
smallmouth bass and sunfish, several species migrage up from the Ohio River and the Ohio muskellunge
This site along the Little Muskingum is likely to attract wildlife looking for water as well as river creatures. Sit quietly and you will see animals coming down for water, water birds, amphibians, and even fish as they swim in the shallows.
birds, riverine creatures, fish, frogs, and other bottomland wildlife.
This site along the Little Muskingum River is a shady area adjacent to a walnut plantation. The site is a good place to watch the river.
Boating - Non-Motorized
The Lane Farm canoe launch is currently closed.
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 does expect the canoe launch to be closed for the summer.
In the meantime, the public may want to use Hune Bridge Campground to launch your canoe.
This access point is to the Little Muskingum River which meanders along through forested hills and pastures. It parallels the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway for most of its length. The area provides a backdrop of historic barns, covered bridges, and century old farmhouses. Although subject to seasonal low water, this is our finest canoeable river in southeastern Ohio. The river appears muddy, and in fact, the Indian word Muskingum translates to mean muddy river. The river is scenic however, with overhanging trees and traverses some of Ohio's most beautiful countryside. Rural landscapes, cross-road communities, bluffs and rock outcrops, big shady trees, and abundant wildlife will add to your trip. Canoers paddle under covered bridges which have spanned the river for over a century. From Lane Farm to the Ohio River is about 6 miles.