Wayne National Forest


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Wayne National Forest

Address:13700 US Hwy 33
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Phone:740-753-0101
Fax:740-753-0118
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne
Size: 236,858 acres.
Location:Three separate parcels in southeastern Ohio. Accessible by US 33; OH 7 and 93. Nearby cities/towns include Athens and Marietta.
Facilities:Visitor center, 7 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (300 miles), scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, ORV riding, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Vesuvius Furnace, partially restored iron furnace built in 1833; Irish Run Natural Bridge, one of seven natural rock bridges in Ohio; three 100-year-old covered bridges; Shawnee Lookout Tower, constructed by the CCC in 1939; mounds and prehistoric earthworks from the Adena and Hopewell cultures; Leith Run Recreation Area, offering access to Ohio River. Wayne NF is Ohio's only national forest.

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It has the Wayne National Forest (53) in southeastern Ohio, and a single, small national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
At Wayne National Forest headquarters near Nelsonville, Ohio, the energy collected from its 302-panel, 60,000-kilowatt rooftop solar system is expected to generate 30 to 34 percent of the building's electricity during the sunniest months, and an estimated 15 to 20 percent of the facility's energy needs annually.
In the summer of 2008, biologists released 228 pairs of captive-bred American burying beetles (Nicrophorus americanus) on the Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio.
Ohio: With approximately 220,000 acres of primarily rugged forested terrain, there are plenty of places in Ohio's Wayne National Forest to get away from other archery hunters.
Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio boasts trails that wind through the hollows and ridge tops with beautiful scenery and breathtaking views.
2004b), juniper chips were processed into a mat-type filter medium to restore the watershed affected by acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Wayne National Forest in Ohio.
We used an existing multifactor ecosystem classification system developed for the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to compare the composition and structure of two old-growth forest ecosystem types, located on contrasting north-facing and south-facing middle slopes.
Artman and her colleagues investigated prescribed burns in two study sites in the Wayne National Forest and two in the Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest in south central Ohio.
ODOT is investing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for construction of the final two phases of the three-phase project for this new eight-mile, four-lane highway in and around the Wayne National Forest.
The colorful rural scene depicts a country lane and barn located on the edge of the Wayne National Forest in Washington County, Ohio near Marietta.
The Wayne National Forest also provides APV areas in Athens, Lawrence and Scioto Counties.

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