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Ohio
Southeast Ohio Region
Brush Creek State Forest
BRUSH CREEK STATE FOREST
BRUSH CREEK STATE FOREST
Located in the unglaciated hill country of south central Ohio, Brush Creek State Forest was established in 1928 with the acquisition of 285 acres of land. This and other early land acquisitions were originally part of Shawnee State Forest. As acreage and distances grew, the need to form a separate state forest unit became apparent in order to properly manage these scattered land holdings. In the early 1950s, a new state forest was formed and drew its name from a major stream in the area known as Scioto Brush Creek. A forest headquarters and service center was established along State Route 73 about one mile west of the village of Rarden in western Scioto County, and presently remains at that site. Today, Brush Creek State Forest comprises well over 12,000 acres of productive hardwood forest land. The vast majority of these acres is made up of steep hillsides, deep hollows, and narrow ridge tops. Combined with the climate in the region, this land is ideally suited to the growth of deciduous hardwood forests.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres12749
Day-UseHiking Trail, miles3
 Bridle Trails, miles12


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 11 Found unusual flower by Beth Vermillion
Found a ground cone flower native to California and Oregon.
November 8
Steep climb in the beginning of hiking trail. Stone Quarry area was quite beautiful and the trail was flat, which made it better to walk.


Area Campgrounds

Shawnee Village RV Park & Campground
13610 U.S. Highway 52
West Portsmouth, OH
740-858-2409


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Rocky Fork Lake Cottages - Hillsboro, OHCottages and Cabins
Lake Front but not lake view. This cottage is situated on 3 Acres, mostly wooded. Rocky Fork Lake is a 2,000 acre quiet and secluded lake. Because of the heavy concentration of trees the lake is a secluded paradise hidden in the woods.
Web Site: vacationhomerentals.com/52625
28.2 miles from park*
Rose's Vacation Cabin - Glouster, OHCottages and Cabins
Burr Oak State Park - Located in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. Rose's Vacation Cabin Rental is a special place to make your Honeymoon, Anniversary, or Family Getaway a relaxing experience.
Web Site: rosesvacationcabinrental.com
74.1 miles from park*
Area Resources
Hocking Hills Internet Guide - hockinghills.com - ROCKBRIDGE, OHTourism
Offical Guide to Southeastern Ohio's Scenic Wonderland, the Hocking Hills. The 9 State Parks and State Forests. How to get there, things to do, interesting local merchants, what to see, places to stay. Reserve your cabin or campsite online
Web Site: hockinghills.com
47.4 miles from park*
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Ohio
Southeast Ohio Region
Brush Creek State Forest
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