Wayne National Forest
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Discover Ohio's only national forest and explore 244,000 acres of scenic Appalachian foothills.
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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Know Before You Go
March 20 - 29 - Fire Hire!
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
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.
Orphan Wells & Abandoned Mines Project
Southeast Ohio has a long history of mining and drilling. This extractive legacy has left many long-standing marks on the land, especially from the time period before government regulation.
Current and Recent Projects in Analysis
Before certain activities can take place on the Wayne National Forest, we complete an analysis of the potential effects and involve the public.
Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System Partnership
A diverse and growing group of local residents and community leaders envision a nationally recognized mountain bike project as a means of elevating the region.
Sunny Oaks Project Information
The Sunny Oaks project intends to create young, brushy forests of oaks and hickories, increase forest resiliance, and contribute to local economies through commercial timber harvests.