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Wayne National Forest–Lamping Homestead Recreation Area

Graysville, Ohio 45734
Lamping Homestead Recreation Area webpage
Wayne National Forest printable maps
Wayne National Forest Wetlands brochure

Also, see Wayne National Forest, Wayne National Forest-Athens Important Bird Area and Monroe County Birding Drive

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Wayne National Forest–Lamping Homestead Recreation Area
Coordinates: 39.6306668, -81.1890319
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Tips for birding Lamping Homestead Recreation Area
Ohio Birding Day Hike: Lamping Homestead Trail

About Lamping Homestead Recreation Area
This secluded Lamping Homestead Recreation Area was once the farmstead of the Lamping family. The Lamping family homesteaded this area in the 1800s. Life must have been very hard for these early pioneers. A small cemetery nearby is a testimony to the hardships of trying to raise a family on these early homesteads. Today the area offers camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, and a scenic hiking trail. The site has six walk-in campsites, eight picnic sites, and a picnic shelter. There are two loop trails for hiking, one at 3.5 miles and the other at 1.5 miles. A 2-acre pond at the site is stocked with bluegill, bass, and catfish.
From Lamping Homestead Recreation 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.