Leith Run Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Leith Run Recreation Area

This multi-purpose development on the banks of the Ohio River is a popular attraction on the Wayne National Forest. This fully accessible facility offers a variety of recreation activities. For a downloadable brochure of the recreation area (prints on 8.5 x 14 inch paper) click here.

There are now several no-mow zones and plantings of native shrubs to increase bird habitat and make the landscape more sustainable.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The campground is open 24-hours a day. The day use area is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Reservations: Make reservations by visiting http://www.recreation.gov. Check for when reservations begin and end. Openings before and after reservation dates are on a first come-first-serve basis.
Fees Normal fee rates:  $21/night for electric sites and $15/night for tent sites (no electricity). Senior Pass or Golden Age and Access Pass or Golden Access Passports allow a 50 percent discount on single campsites. Group Shelters are $55 per day. There is no discount for Interagency passes or Golden passports given on shelter rentals. 
Open Season: Friday, April 14, 2017
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Newport, OH
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Marietta Unit, Athens Ranger District, 27750 State Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-9055
Information Center: In 2017, the campground opens Friday, April 14, 2017.  The campground will close on Monday, October 16. The last night to camp would be Sunday, October 15, 2017.

General Information

Directions: 18 miles north of Marietta on State Route 7; GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 39 deg 26' 28" / 81 deg 09' 03".

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RV Camping

Several RV sites are provided. Sites # 2, #5 and #17 are 50 amp. sites; the remaining sites are 30 amp.

Hookup - Sewernone
Vehicle Clearancegood
Pavement Type for Parkingblacktop
Dump Stationsyes
No. of Sites 18
Size Restrictions 2 are 30' backin, 11 are 50' backin, 1 is 50' pull-through, 6 are 60' backin, and 1 is 90' pull-through.
Reservation Info Yes - contact www.recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sites 18
Hookup - Waternone
Rental info: Reservations are made through http://www.recreation.gov/

Campground Camping

This campground on the banks of the Ohio River provides many activities for a family and the campground is modern and fully accessible.

No. of Sites21
Reservation InfoMay be reserved
No. of Accessible sites21
Rental info: Reservations are made through http://www.recreation.gov/


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