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Ohio
Southeast Ohio Region
Perry State Forest
PERRY STATE FOREST
PERRY STATE FOREST
Whether you come to Perry to Ride APVs (all purpose vehicles), go horseback riding, hunt or just visit, you will have an enjoyable state forest experience. Much of Perry State Forest was strip mined for coal prior to existing reclamation law, resulting in very rugged, sometimes barren terrain. Since the state acquired the area in 1961, some reclamation has been accomplished, including a large area along CR 48. Several reforestation and test tree planting have been established on the forest. Note: The AVP area is open from April 2 through November 30. The Perry APV area is the most popular public riding area in Ohio. Miles of challenging trails are open. Picnic tables and latrines are provided at the parking area. Perry State Forest has a very scenic, day-use bridle trail system. Parking for horse trailer rigs is provided along County Road 48. The Miles Lake water is suitable for horses. The diversity of forest cover encourages a variety of wildlife species and hunting opportunities.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres4567
Day-UseHuntingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles16
 Bridle Trails, miles8


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 8
The Perry State Forest APV Area is one of the most enjoyed public riding locations in Ohio. 16 miles of marked map trails cross ridges and deep hollows within the scramble area. Perry State Forest also utilizes the scramble area with User Developed Trails that intersect within map trails making a full day of riding. New unloading ramp, vault toilet, and trail improvements have been added in 2013. For more information visit - www.ohio.perrytrailriders.org
April 27 One of my favorite places to ride by yzfrey133
Good trails.Something for everyone. Would like to see a better trial marking system. Especially one that would show you how to get back to the parking lot. Over all I liked it the trails better than Wayne
November 23 good atv rideing by JAB
has nice trail riding and challenging hill climbs something for everyone
April 19 my response by lacie
my class went thier for a feild trip to plant trees its so nice out their and its really hard work planting trees in 100 degrees


Area Fishing Related Businesses

Tackle Box Drive Thru
11345 State Route 37 E
New Lexington, OH
(740) 342-3328


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Rim Of The World Cabin - Malta, OHCottages and Cabins
Escape to the Heart of Southeastern Ohio. Enjoy the peace and tranquility as you relax in the hot tub located just off the back deck. Create your own home cooked country style meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Just minutes from Burr Oak State Park.
Web Site: rimoftheworldcabin.com/
18.9 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
19.1 miles from park*
The Ohio Outback Lodge - McConnelsville, OHCottages and Cabins
In the heart of Ohio the Outback Lodge is located in Southeast Ohio, just minutes from the beautiful Muskingum River. The 2,200 square foot Lodge is constructed of Pine Logs, full basement, beautiful rural setting. It has wooded area as well as a creek and pond. This is a beautiful outdoor vacation spot.
Web Site: theohiooutbacklodge.com
20.5 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
31.4 miles from park*
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