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Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

5 Reviews

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We are currently working to replace the water main at the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. As a result, all campgrounds, as well as the beach/swim area, are closed for the season and until further notice. Campers with reservations have been cancelled and refunded. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused visitors.

About This Campground

Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also available in the…


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups


  • 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


5 Reviews of Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

Ratings Breakdown

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Jackson B.
Reviewed May. 6, 2021

Rustic and simple

I LOVE camping here, unlike a lot of camp grounds they're actually within the woods so you feel like you're actually part of the forest and the nature. It's a simple place, they have showers and restrooms. The hiking trails are scenic and pretty and the lake while not overly big, is clean and great…

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Jackie D.
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2019

Will return

Great campground with super easy access to the trail and lake. The sites are spread apart enough so you aren’t right beside someone - and shaded. Well prepared sites with a clearing, fire ring, and a picnic table. Nice host and rangers too! Bathrooms were meh: the walls need cleaned or painted, no…

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2018


Very clean and private campsites

  • My happy place


Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius is located in Ohio


From U.S. Highway 52 at Ironton, Take State Route 93 north for 6 miles to the Lake Vesuvius Road (County Road 29). Turn east toward Lake Vesuvius and travel 1 mile to the recreation area.


38.60833303 N
82.61666654 W

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