Overview - Welcome

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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Know Before You Go


Administrative Change #11

Green three-oval leaves pop from brown leaf litter.

The Wayne National Forest has issued Administrative Change #11 for the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan. Administrative changes are any changes to a national forest’s land and resource management plan (commonly referred to as the “forest plan”) that are not plan amendments.

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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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