Leith Run Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Leith Run Recreation Area

The 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

Operational Hours: Open 24 hrs. a day during open season. The day use area is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through recreation.gov.
Fees Camping fees:  
  • $20/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: April 10 - October 17
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Newport, OH
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Athens Ranger District-Marietta Unit, 27515 State Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-9055

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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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 Sites 21
Reservation Info May be reserved
No. of Accessible sites 21
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.

No. of Sites 18
Pavement Type for Parking blacktop
Reservation Info Yes - contact www.recreation.gov
Hookup - Water none
Hookup - Sewer none
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.
Dump Stations yes
Vehicle Clearance good
No. of Accessible sites 18
Rental info: Reservations are made through http://www.recreation.gov/


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