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Ohio State Parks

USA Parks
Northeast Ohio Region
Mohican State Forest
Mohican State Forest Church © Eric Hoffman
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975 O D N R Mohican Rd 51
Perrysville, Ohio   44864
(lat:40.6048 lon:-82.2975)

Phone: (419) 938-6222
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.
GeneralLand, acres4,498
Day-UseHiking Trail, miles24
 Mountain Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trails, miles22

Mohican State Forest is located near Mansfield, Mount Vernon and Wooster

Things To Do in the Area
8 Person Cruise Pontoon Rental
Pleasant Hill Marina - Perrysville, OH
Boat Rentals
Located in the heart of Mohican Country outside of Mansfield, Ohio, offers the best pontoon boat, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals in the state of Ohio. We offer a variety of pontoon rentals, from high-speed ski pontoons to our leisurely cruise pontoons.
3.7 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
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.
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Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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71.8 miles from park*
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76.5 miles from park*
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Area Resources
Mohican Amish Country - Glenmont, OH
Offical Guide to Ohio's Mohican Amish Country. How to get there, things to do, local merchants, what to see, places to stay. Explore Mohican State Park. Canoe the Mohican River. Tour the Amish villages of Millersburg, Berlin, Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek and more.
11 miles from park*


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