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Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

5 Reviews

About This Campground

Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, named for the old Vesuvius iron furnace, is the Wayne National Forest's premier developed recreation site. The 143-acre lake and 1,200-acre complex provides the perfect spot for a getaway.

Recreation

Lake Vesuvius is a popular location for swimming and fishing.…

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Showers

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

5 Reviews of Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Ruby W.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2019

Awesome Backpacking

Great location to earn some backpacking miles. Feels quite remote, but along the trails there are shelters, bathrooms, trash reciprocals, and other useful hookups. When camping and hiking here, you feel space and distance from other campers, with the perks of established facilities.

Lisa S.
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2019

Perfect Family Destination

This Recreation Area offers hiking trails, picnic opportunities, along with shelter house rentals for those family get togethers. The damn provides an excellent place for photos, while the lake is excellent for fishing and birdwatching. Year-round Campground with Electric, tent sites are also…

Neal C.
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2018

awesome

great place to camp and kayak. must camp 150ft from the trail. no cell service.beautiful park

Location

Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area is located in Ohio

Directions

From U.S. Highway 52 at Ironton, take State Route 93 north for less than 10 miles to Lake Vesuvius Road (County Road 29). Turn east toward Lake Vesuvius and travel 1 mile to the recreation area.

Coordinates

38.59972237 N
82.63305527 W

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