Rutherford Wetland

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Rutherford Wetland includes the Ora E. Anderson Nature Trail. This wetland is 20 acres and is located on the Athens Ranger District, just west of the community of Carbon Hill in eastern Hocking County, Ohio. When it was suggested that we could provide wildlife viewing opportunity by developing a half-mile accessible foot trail in collaboration with partners and the local community, the Forest elected to develop the trail in honor of Ora E. Anderson. The project includes interpretive panels featuring some of the poems from Anderson with illustrations by local artist, Barbara Sheriff Kostohyrz. For a brochure of the trail click here.

Test your knowledge of nature with a nature quiz as you hike the trail. For answers after you've completed the trail refer to this online answer sheet. Have fun, and see what you can learn!

At a Glance

Fees Free
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Nelsonville, OH
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Athens Ranger District, 13700 US Hwy 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764; 740-753-0101

General Information

Directions:

GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the main parking area are 39 deg 30' 35" / 82 deg 15' 42.59". From US 33 near Haydenville, OH take S.R. 595 north for 2.8 miles. Turn onto SR 278 and travel for 1.8 miles. Follow the signs to the parking area.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

The 0.5-mile Ora E. Anderson Nature Trail is part of the Rutherford Wetland. This wetland is 20 acres and is located on the Athens Ranger District, just west of the community of Carbon Hill in eastern Hocking County, Ohio. When it was suggested that we could provide wildlife viewing opportunities by developing a half-mile accessible foot trail in collaboration with partners and the local community, the Forest elected to develop the trail in honor of Ora E. Anderson. The project includes interpretive panels featuring some of the poems from Anderson with illustrations by local artist, Barbara Sheriff Kostohyrz.


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
.5 mile trail

  Latitude : 
39.51025

  Longitude : 
-82.26157

 



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