Leith Run Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Leith Run Recreation Area

Leith Run Campground provides a beautiful location on the Ohio River, where grassy campsites and picnic areas make for a comfortable getaway in the Wayne National Forest. The campground is equipped with modern conveniences like flush toilets and electricity. This fully accessible facility offers a variety of recreation activities.

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

Additional Resources

Leith Run Recreation Area Brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Leith Run Recreation Areas remains closed due to flooding until further notice.
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 Camping fees:  
  • $21/night for electric sites
  • $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.
Shelter rental fees:
  • Group Shelters are $55 per day.
  • There is no discount for Interagency passes or Golden passports given on shelter rentals. 
Open Season: Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
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 2018, the campground opens Friday, April 13 and closes Monday, October 15.  The last night to camp would be Sunday, October 14.

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".

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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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/

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/


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