Wayne National Forest

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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.

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Wayne National Forest Proposes Changing Name to Buckeye National Forest

A forest service trail meanders along a hillside.

The USDA Forest Service is proposing to change the name of the Wayne National Forest to the Buckeye National Forest. The effort comes in response to requests from American Indian Tribes and local community members.

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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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