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Wayne National Forest - Marietta Unit


category : Other Attractions
The Marietta unit of your Wayne National Forest is, by many accounts, the gem of the Midwest. This rugged backcountry area of Ohio seems almost to have been bypassed by time. This area of the Wayne includes the accessible full-service Leith Run Campground on the banks of the Ohio River, a scenic byway, and 96 miles of trails.

The Covered Bridge Scenic Byway follows the Little Muskingum River north of Marietta. Along this route are several primitive camping areas, historic sites, and trails. Hunting and fishing are popular sports in the area and canoeing is a favorite pastime on the Muskingum. Bring your own canoe and float under historic covered bridges that have spanned the river for over a century.

The district's trails traverse some of Ohio's most rugged terrain. Unique geologic features such as the Irish Run Natural Bridge, and historic sites like the Ring Mill House make trails on this unit particularly interesting. Horse and mountain bike riders are required to purchase a permit to use the trails and can only use the trails from 4/15-12/15. The forest is open year round and most activities are free. 


Hours: Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Address: Marietta Unit, Athens District Office

27750 State Route 7


Phone: (740) 373-9055
Our Email: r9_wayne_website@fs.fed.us
Our Website:www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne/

Come visit us in Marietta, Ohio

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ashland R.V. Park

Newly Opened Summer of 2007!
Family Owned and Operated
Perpare to Have Fun and Enjoy the Relaxation.

*2 Miles North of Putnam Street Bridge
*28 Beautiful Scenic Sites
*Overlooking the Muskingum River
*Access to the Ohio River
*Public Boat Ramp Available
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Marietta, OH Businesses

Marietta RV Park

Located just blocks from Historic Downtown Marietta. Open year around. Amenities include: 21

Marietta, OH Businesses

Brighter Day Natural Foods

Serving lunch and dinner daily, fresh salads, macrobiotic dishes, sandwiches, homebaked goods, and catering. Unique! Located in the Historic Riverfront District in Marietta Ohio. Just minutes from I-77

Marietta, OH Businesses

Change of A'Dress

Upscale resale boutique offering ladies and juniors designer clothing at a fraction of retail prices.

Marietta, OH Other Attractions

Riverside Retreat

Cozy, modern environment overlooking the picturesque Muskingum River. Includes 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, Living Room with Fireplace, Full Kitchen and Dining Room. Washer and Dryer provided, as well as wireless Internet access.

Credit Cards and Cash Only Please.

Marietta, OH Retreats

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Change of A'Dress

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