Pine Knob Loop

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This primitive family campground is located adjacent to Oak Hill Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Wayne National Forest have been working to repair a major waterline break at Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. This will affect the timely opening of all campgrounds at Lake Vesuvius. At this time, campgrounds are scheduled to reopen Friday, May 22nd, unless repairs are completed sooner. All affected customers’ reservations prior to 5/22/2020 will be fully refunded.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day from the first Friday in April through the last Monday in October.  During deer gun season, only the Pine Knob Loop is open for camping, but without water. Campsites are available on a first-come-first serve only.
Reservations: Reserve a site through  Reservations must be made 4 days prior to arrival. Any unreserved campsites within the 4-day cut-off window are no longer reservable and only available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  No reservations are taken during the deer gun season.  Campsites are available on a first-come-first serve only.
Fees Camping fee:
  • $20/night
Open Season: May 22, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Pedro or Ironton
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Ironton Ranger District, 6518 SR 93, Pedro, OH 740-534-6500

General Information

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). Turn at the entrance to the recreation area to the left and go past the lake and the boat dock. The campground is approximately one mile up this road. GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 38 deg 36' 50" / 82 deg 38' 00".

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

All sites are walk-in only at this overflow and tranquil area at Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area.

No. of Sites8
Reservation InfoNone taken
No. of Accessible sites0
Rental info: Reservations are made through

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