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Ohio State Parks

USA Parks
Northeast Ohio Region
Harrison County State Forest
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Cadiz, Ohio   43907
(lat:40.3392 lon:-81.0261)
The 1,344-acre Harrison State Forest was purchased in 1961. A substantial portion of the land has been stripmined for coal. However, the production of acid mine water is minimal because of the neutralizing effect of limestone deposits. The majority of unstripped lands are located on ridges or in valleys, and are in forest cover. Subsequent reforestation and installation of recreation facilities, funded through the Appalachian Regional Develolpment Act of 1965 and the Ohio Capital Improvements program, have restored the area to a condition suitable for public use. Two areas were reforested in 1992 and 1993. Over 100,000 trees were planted on 186 acres. Harrison State Forest is located in Harrison County, approximately three miles north of Cadiz, east of State Route 9. The primary area lies north of County Road 13, while two smaller tracts are located south of County Road 13. Two campgrounds equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault latrines are available. Campers must provide their won water. Seven family campsites are located at Ronsheim Campground while 20 sites accommodating family and horse campers are available at the Trailriders Campground. Campers must select a site; a forest officer will issue permits, and familiarize visitors with camping regulations. Twenty miles of combined bridle and hiking trails are located throughout the state forest. Parking areas are strategically located at trail intersections. A 100 yard shooting range is provided for the sportsman or shooting enthusiast to practice marksmanship or sight-in firearms for accuracy. The area is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a person of legal age while discharging firearms. Exercise extreme caution and observe all rules of gun safety when using this area.
GeneralLand, acres1,345
 Hiking Trail, miles24
 Bridle Trails, miles24
CampingGroup Camp, capacity7
 Horsemen Campsitesyes

Harrison County State Forest is located near Carrollton, Steubenville

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 2
Well-kept and secluded. No running water, so bring your own. Camp sites are clean and the pond at the dam is beautiful. Very scenic.
September 22 Scenic & well kept park!! by MedicBK
Beautiful trails!! A fantastic campground with individual blacktopped sites, each with its own horse tie-lines, picnic table and firepit. Very well-kept trails.
February 20 great place to be by shelly
Have been to many forests and realy love this one its a good place to see wild life.cant wate till the snow gos away so i can camp ..dose any one know what the prices are to camp there..
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