Wayne National Forest Recreation Updates

Trails Open as of May 15th

Thanks to the efforts of employees, volunteers, and partners, our designated trails opened to off-highway vehicle (OHV), horse, and mountain bike use on May 15th.

Current Conditions

The Wayne National Forest is working hard to reopen camping sites and facilities on Thursday, July 2, in time for Independence Day Weekend.

The following sites will open for camping on July 2:

  • All trailheads on the national forest except Long Ridge Trailhead, which is part of the Monday Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System (Athens Unit)
  • Burr Oak Cove Campground (Athens Unit)
  • Stone Church Horse Campground (Athens Unit)
  • Lamping Homestead, Lane Farm, and Hune Bridge Campgrounds (Marietta Unit)

All newly opening camping areas and facilities operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please remember to avoid congregating at trailheads and/or parking areas and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more.

Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit. Visitors are also urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local health and safety guidance. 

Services Available at Developed Rec Areas:

  • Boat ramps remain open and fishing is allowed.
  • Vault toilets will remain closed.
  • Portable toilets and trash service will be provided at some trailheads to maintain safe conditions for visitors and employees who maintain these sites.

Trail Passes

At this time, trail passes will only be available from local vendors beginning May 12th. Authorized vendors are listed on our Passes and Permits page.

Trail passes are $35 for season passes and $20 for 3-day passes. OHV riders should contact vendors in advance to learn their hours of operation. Passes are currently not available online or at Wayne National Forest offices.

Use Caution

Please remember to avoid congregating at trailheads and/or parking areas and refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more.

The Wayne National Forest continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings.





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