Wayne National Forest

Plan Your Visit

Discover Ohio's only national forest and explore 244,000 acres of scenic Appalachian foothills.

Recreation Guide

Welcome to Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is a patchwork of public land that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. The Forest is divided into three units managed out of two Ranger District offices located in Nelsonville and Ironton, with a field office in Marietta.

Get out and GO!

Know Before You Go

  • March 20 - 29 - Fire Hire! 

    Group picture of Michigan firefighters in front of a hotshot truck.

    Are you looking for a job that is anything, but ordinary? The USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region Fire and Aviation Management program has permanent positions. Help protect our nation's resources!


Storied Hills: The Wayne National Forest

Storied Hills: The Wayne National Forest

Dig a little deeper, look a little closer, and discover the stories of change, challenge, and resilience in this interactive map of the Wayne National Forest. 

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