Hune Bridge Campground
Access the Hune Bridge Campground along the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway (S.R. 26) in Washington County. The campground is located across the historic Hune Covered Bridge. The campground has four camping sites just below the covered bridge on the Little Muskingum River. This campground is also a canoe access point and trailhead for a 5-mile hiking trail to the Rinard Covered Bridge.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Opens April 16, 2022 Hune Covered Bridge connects Route 26 (which runs west of the Little Muskingum River) with Hune Bridge Campground on the east side of the river. However, Hune Covered Bridge is currently closed due to a land slippage. To access the campground, please follow the detour route below. From Route 26 North Of Hune Covered Bridge, Near Wingett Run:
|Operational Hours:||This campground is open seasonally from early spring to winter. Visit our Recreation page to see seasonal open and close dates for the current year.|
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). This campground is approximately 12 miles north of Lane Farm Campground. GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 39 deg 30' 36" / 81 deg 15' 02".
Notice as of September, 2020
Hune Covered Bridge connects Route 26 (which runs west of the Little Muskingum River) with Hune Bridge Campground on the east side of the river. However, Hune Covered Bridge is currently closed due to a land slippage. To access the campground, please follow the detour route below.
From Route 26 North Of Hune Covered Bridge, Near Wingett Run:
- Take Scottown Road (Twp. Rd. 35) across the Little Muskingum River.
- After a short drive, turn right onto Smith Road (Twp. Rd. 408).
- Follow Smith Rd./408 south along the river until you reach the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
This campground is just below a covered bridge and is a scenic place to camp and spend a day or two.
|No. of Sites||4|
|Reservation Info||None taken|
|No. of Accessible sites||0|
River and Stream Fishing
Shoreline fishing on the Little Muskingum River or fishing by canoe or boat.
|Special Designations||Please release any muskies you catch.|
|Fish Species||Smallmouth bass and sunfish are among the several species of fish that migrate up from the Ohio River. The Ohio Muskellunge is also found in the Little Muskingum River.|
An 8-mile trail links the two covered bridges of Hune Bridge and Rinard Bridge at Haught Run. It also ties to a connector trail which links to the approximately 40 miles of the North Country Trail.
An 8-mile trail links the two covered bridges of Hune Bridge and Rinard Bridge at Haught Run. It also ties to a connector trail which links to the 40 miles of the North Country Trail.
Viewing WildlifeThis 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.
|Species||birds, riverine creatures, fish, frogs, and other bottomland wildlife.|
From this campground you have a view of the historic Hune Bridge, which often reflects back on the Little Muskingum below. The campground is on the banks of the river and sits back in the shady woods. It is a beautiful spot and offers a quiet scenic place to watch the river.
|Special Feature||covered bridge|
Interpretive AreasThis site along the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway has two interpretive panels. One explains the history of the covered bridge which is just adjacent to the campground and easily visible from the site. The other panel discusses the oil and gas industry which still plays an important role in the local area today. In the campground area is a large oil collection tank with collecting lines running out into the forest, so people can view how the oil is collected from wells in the forest and historically what this resource meant to the economy of this part of Ohio.
Boating - Non-Motorized
This access point to the Little Muskingum River meanders along through forested hills and pastures. It parallels the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway for most of its length. The area provides a backdrop of historic barns, covered bridges, and century old farmhouses. The river is subject to seasonal low water. The river features 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.
|Trailer Parking||none just a parking area|
|Launch Ramps||dirt banks|
|Type of Craft||canoes, kayaks and flat-bottom Jon boats|
|Fuel availability||motors would really not work in most of the river|