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Shawnee State Forest

Shawnee State Forest, also called "The Little Smokies of Ohio," has developed into the largest of the 20 state forests, with over 60,000 acres. While the Forest is a fantastic recreation feature in Southern Ohio, you should not be surprised to see other activities occurring. The Forest is a working forest. It is managed to provide a variety of multiple uses on a sustained yield basis.

Timber harvesting, tree planting, wildlife habitat, forestry research, watershed and soil protection, and production of tree seeds are all in a day's work for Forest Employees and many local residents. Nearly 8,000 acres of the forest have been designated as wilderness. Timber management activities and public motorized travel have been eliminated in the area.

Address

Shawnee State Foresy
13291 U.S. 52

West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 774-1596

Hours

Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Special Hours: Persons engaged in legal activities, such as camping, hunting. and by special permit may be in authorized areas during other hours. Contact the Division of Forestry Southern District Administrator at (740) 774-1596 for more information.

Website(s)

Homepage

Admission

FREE

Parking

FREE

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