Zaleski State Forest–Hope Schoolhouse
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About Hope Schoolhouse
This 1930’s era one room school house, owned by the Division of Forestry, has been renovated through a cooperative effort between the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce, Vinton County Commissioners, Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited Group, Zaleski Civilian Conservation Corps, Lake Hope State Park and the Zaleski State Forest. The primary purpose of the Hope School House is to serve as an interpretive center to enhance recreation, the arts, cultural history, heritage, as well as economic development in Vinton County. The school house is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
About Zaleski State Forest
The Zaleski State Forest is the second largest forest in the system. The Zaleski State Forest Backpack Trail was established on the forest to provide backpacking opportunities as well as to introduce some scenic and historic aspects of the forest. The main trail is a loop of 23.5 miles. There is also a 10-mile day loop trail.
From Zaleski State Forest webpage
Restrooms at locations identified on Zaleski State Forest map and Lake Hope State Park.