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Wayne National Forest–Sand Run Lake Picnic Area

About Sand Run Lake Picnic Area
Picnicking at Sand Run Lake is a popular activity for Wayne National Forest visitors looking for an out-of-the-way place to spend the day. Six shady picnic sites offer a relaxing atmosphere for family gatherings. This peaceful lake is surrounded by stately pine trees and is very scenic.

This lake and picnic area are located north of Nelsonville. Follow OH-278 to County Road 28 then turn right at the sign for Sand Run.
From Sand Run Lake Picnic Area webpage

About Wayne National Forest
The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. This small national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Wayne is divided into three blocks administered by two Ranger Districts at Athens and Ironton. A field office is also located east of Marietta.

Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails on the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
From Wayne National Forest website

Restrooms on site.