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Mohican State Forest
MOHICAN STATE FOREST
MOHICAN STATE FOREST
Mohican-Memorial State Forest is located in southern Ashland County, midway between Columbus and Cleveland. It is easily reached from I-71 and State Routes 97 and 3. The natural attributes of the area combined with state and nearby commerical facilities have made this region one of the more popular year-round attractions of the state. Mohican-Memorial State Forest is managed under the multiple-use concept for timber and wildlife habitat, forestry research and demonstrations of good forest land management, primitive recreation and natural beauty, tree seed for forest nurseries and protection of soils and watershed. Timber products obtained from harvest, stand improvement and thinning operations include saw logs, veneer logs with some pulpwood and firewood. Pine plantation thinnings yield fence and guard posts and poles. During the spring and fall fire seasons, a major objective of the forest organization is to prevent, detect and suppress wildfires that occur on state and private land within the protection district. The many gas wells and transmission lines that you see are a result of the development of a natural gas storage field underlying the forest. Land acquisition for the forest began in 1928 and has continued with the accumulation of over 4,500 acres (exclusive of state park land). The land use history of the forest is typical of eastern Ohio. Original forests were cleared for agriculture, but eventually erosion ensued and fertility decreased. Farms were abandoned and subsequently reverted to brush and woodland. At the time of acquisition, planting of trees on abandoned land was a high priority activity. This resulted in the many plantations of white and red pine and mixtures of these and other pine species that you see today. Much of the tree planting was done by personnel of the Civilian Conservation Corps whose camp was located on the the forest during the 1930s. Native hardwood of the oak-hickory and beech-maple types and associated species of gum, aspen, ash, cherry and walnut occur on unplanted areas. Native white pine and hemlock are also found.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres4498
Day-UseHiking Trail, miles24
 Mountain Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trails, miles22
WinterSnowmobilingyes


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May 30
Your website looks beautiful,,, I am a first time visitor, and will attend a wedding this fall at The Mohican School of the Outdoors,,, need directions from entry into the park please
October 26 New things to see each time by Batteredhat
A brilliant place to play! Mohican provides a forest alive with age, new and old growth, and beauty. It can get crowded on the weekends, but there so many trails and ways to be alone in the woods. This is a great place for all ages. Good for slow easy walks, and also allowing for some tougher hiking.
July 13 great if it does not rain
We have been to Mohican several times and enjoyed it tremendously. There are so many activities, not the least the Naturalist program is fantastic. That being said we found out the hard way that some of the camp spots flood after a decent rain, nothing serious by the way. Note: the non-reserveable spots are not reserveable for a reason, but the spots next to them flood as bad. The bitter pill was that the campground is so completely booked out (we made these reservations 5 months in advance!) that there is no alternative than to leave.


Area Campgrounds

Camp Toodik Family Campground, Cabins and Canoeing
7700 Twp. Road 462
Loudonville, OH
877-885-7866


River Run Family Campground
3070 C.R. 3175
Loudonville, OH
419-994-5257


Smith's Campground & Cabins
16325 Holmes Co. Rd. 23
Loudonville, OH
419-994-4024


Lake Wapusun Campground
10787 Molter Rd.
Shreve, OH
330-496-2355


Long Lake Park and Campground
8974 Long Lake Drive
Loudonville, OH
419-827-2278


Mohican Adventures Campground & Cabins
3058 State Route 3
Loudonville, OH
419-994-2267


Mohican Reservation Campgrounds and Canoeing
23270 Wally Road (C.R. 3175)
Loudonville, OH
740-599-6631


Mohican Wilderness
22462 Wally Road
Glenmont, OH
740-599-6741


Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park- Mansfield
6500 Black Road
Bellville, OH
419-886-2267


Pleasant Hill Lake Park
3431 State Route 95
Perrysville, OH
419-938-7884


Butler Mohican KOA
6918 Bunkerhill Road S.
Butler, OH
419-883-3314


Rainbow Springs Campground
3435 St Rt 3
Loudonville, OH
419-994-5095


Arrow Point Campground
6270 Twp Rd 208 (Wally Rd)
Loudonville, OH
419-994-5374


Kokosing Valley
25860 Coshocton
Howard, OH
740-599-7056


River Trail Crossing
1597 State Route 97
Butler, OH
419-883-3888


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Big Pines of Pleasant Hill Inc
3911 State Route 95
Perrysville, OH
(419) 938-3474


Area Cabins and Lodges
Walley World Resort Inc
16121 County Road 23
Loudonville, OH
(419) 994-4828


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
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
76.1 miles from park*
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