Trails open to all uses April 1.

Wayne National Forest trails reopen to OHV, horseback, and mountain biking use on April 1st.

Follow our Recreation Conditions Report for all trails and site statuses for the 2022 season.

See the Recreation Conditions Report

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 Welcomes New Ironton District Ranger Mathias Wallace

New District Ranger Mathias Wallace smiles as he poses for a portrait.

The Wayne National Forest welcomes a new District Ranger to its Ironton Ranger District and Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area! Mathias Wallace brings fresh leadership and 12 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service to his new role. With an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity, Wallace wishes to create a shared vision of success and sustainability for both the workforce and community.

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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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