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Best Tent Sites Near Wayne National Forest, OH (27)

    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest

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    Zaleski State Forest

    16 Reviews
    65 Photos
    95 Saves
    Zaleski, Ohio

    Welcome to Zaleski State Forest, a gem tucked away in Ohio. This spot is perfect for those who love a good hike and a night under the stars. The campground is known for its scenic trails and natural beauty, making it a favorite among backpackers and nature lovers.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of well-maintained trails. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just starting out, you'll find something to enjoy. The South Loop, a 10.9-mile trek, is particularly popular. It offers a mix of challenging ups and downs, beautiful rock outcroppings, and even a pond. The trails are marked with orange blazes for the main path and white for the side trails, so navigation is straightforward.

    Camping here is a bit rustic but rewarding. There are three main camping areas, each equipped with latrines and access to well-water. Camp 2 is a favorite since it's roughly halfway along the South Loop, making it a convenient stop. Just remember to bring your own toilet paper and be prepared to share the space, as it can fill up quickly.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Fires are allowed, but you'll need to bring your own firewood. And while there are no electric hookups or showers, the natural setting more than makes up for it. Plus, the lack of modern amenities adds to the charm and adventure.

    For those interested in local history, the area has some cool spots like the Moonville Tunnel. And if you're looking for a post-hike treat, the Lake Hope Dining Lodge offers a fantastic Sunday brunch.

    So pack your gear, grab a map, and get ready to explore Zaleski State Forest. It's a place where you can truly disconnect and immerse yourself in nature.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Benton's on the Baileys
    Camper-submitted photo from Benton's on the Baileys
    Camper-submitted photo from Benton's on the Baileys
    Camper-submitted photo from Benton's on the Baileys
    Camper-submitted photo from Benton's on the Baileys
    Camper-submitted photo from Benton's on the Baileys

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    Benton's on the Baileys

    4 Reviews
    9 Photos
    11 Saves
    Chauncey, Ohio
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    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $40 - $125 / night

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    Baileys Trail Tent Camping

    2 Reviews
    11 Photos
    28 Saves
    Millfield, Ohio

    Located 1.5 miles from the Baileys Trail System (Chauncey Trailhead) and even closer to Wayne National Forest. Site is secluded in summertime yet close to state SR 13. It is situated off the old Sunday Creek Coal Mine railroad bed and Sunday Creek. Tent camping and portable/pull-behind units only. Amenities include an 8' x 8' deck pad and a fire ring with plenty of wood available. The campground has municipal water, a gas generator, a composting toilet, as well as a gas camping stove. Cell service (Verizon) is excellent. Gate is locked and night and there are security cameras. Owner lives on the property. There are two group campsites of three tent pads each. Price listed is for a tent pad, fire ring and amenities. 2 guests per tent pad, 1 car per guest. Campers are free to set up camp (or hammock) anywhere in the designated 2-acre space.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Rotan
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Rotan
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Rotan
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Rotan
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Rotan
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Rotan

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    Camp Rotan

    2 Reviews
    7 Photos
    21 Saves
    Athens, Ohio
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    Pops Place Camping

    2 Reviews
    23 Photos
    23 Saves
    Corning, Ohio

    Get away to Pop's Place Camping and Cabins. A small primitive camping area in SE Ohio. Where you are 10 minutes away from Burr Oak State Park, Tecumseh Trails Off-road and Scenic Trails Recreation Land. Other areas of interest are The Triple Nickle, Perry Forest ATV Park and Wayne National Forest. A hunters or ATV riders place to be, off the beaten path. We are tent, Motorcycle & ATV friendly. Please call ahead for availability.

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    $15 - $125 / night

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      Athens Ranger District - Athens Area

      1 Review
      2 Saves
      Chauncey, Ohio

      Located 70 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, the Athens Unit of the Athens Ranger District is home to the Wayne National Forest Welcome Center. From here you can learn about all that the Wayne National Forest has to offer and plan your trip.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Old Stone Church Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Old Stone Church Campground

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      Old Stone Church Campground

      1 Review
      2 Photos
      14 Saves
      New Lexington, Ohio

      The horse camp has ten sites are provided at the campground, each with a 45' long by 15' wide parking space. Two sites are fully accessible for people with disabilities. Each site has a covered paddock, fire pit, grill, and tent pad.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Old Stone Church Trailhead
      Camper-submitted photo from Old Stone Church Trailhead

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      Old Stone Church Trailhead

      1 Review
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      22 Saves
      New Lexington, Ohio

      Primitive camping is allowed at no charge at the Old Stone Church Trailhead.

      This trailhead is part of the Stone Church Horse Trail System. Named for the skeletal ruins of an old stone church nearby, the Stone Church Horse Trail System provides a great opportunity for scenic riding on 21 miles of trails. Various loops for other distances are available. The horse trail winds through the rolling hills of the Wayne National Forest. The trails will lead you through a variety of vegetation: open fields, brushland, mature forest, and new forest. Along the way, you may glimpse wildlife, and will recognize the influence of humans, both now and in the past. You will also pass many of our land management activities.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Hune Bridge Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hune Bridge Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hune Bridge Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hune Bridge Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hune Bridge Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Hune Bridge Campground

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      Hune Bridge Campground

      3 Reviews
      13 Photos
      51 Saves
      Wingett Run, Ohio

      Access the Hune Bridge Campground along the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway (S.R. 26) in Washington County. The campground is located across the historic Hune Covered Bridge.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Lane Farm Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lane Farm Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lane Farm Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lane Farm Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lane Farm Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lane Farm Campground

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      Lane Farm Campground

      1 Review
      12 Photos
      14 Saves
      Marietta, Ohio

      Formerly the Lane family farm, this small campground is approximately 5 miles north of Marietta along the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway. The site has four campsites on the Little Muskingum.

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