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OAK HILL - LAKE VESUVIUS, OH

part ofWayne National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: OAK HILL - LAKE VESUVIUS
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Oak Hill Campground is one of two camping areas within Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. It has recently renovated and upgraded with modern conveniences like electric hookups and flush toilets. Lake Vesuvius is very close, providing access to ample recreational opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the west side of the 143-acre lake. A mixed hardwood-pine forest with many mature oak trees covers the area.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill.

More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A spur within the campground connects to the Rock House Trail, which leads to a cave Native Americans used as a hide-out many years ago.

Facilities:

The campground offers dozens of accessible single-family sites for tent and RV camping. Each campsite can accommodate up to eight individuals. A group site can accommodate up to 50 people. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic tables, lantern posts, and campfire rings with grills are provided, as well as electric hookups, accessible flush and vault toilets, showers and drinking water. A dump station is located on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Lantern Posts
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Camping or the establishment of a campsite within the Wayne National Forest shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 days in any 30 day time period.
  • Campers may not occupy an individual developed campsite with more than eight persons at one time.
  • Campers may not occupy more than three developed camping units at one time (one RV and two tents sites).
  • Pets are permitted within recreation areas, but must be caged, on a leash not longer than six feet, or under other physical restrictive control.
  • Click here for more information on the Wayne National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.61667, -82.63306
38°37'0"N, 82°37'59"W

From U.S. Highway 52 at Ironton, take State Route 93 north for 9 miles to the Lake Vesuvius Road (County Road 29). Turn east toward Lake Vesuvius and travel 1 mile to the recreation area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OAK HILL - LAKE VESUVIUS
916 COUNTY ROAD 29
PEDRO  OH  45659

Phone Number:

Project Office: (740)534-6500
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