Vinton County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).




Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail (Bike Path)
  • Transits: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Total trail length: 7.8 miles (28 miles when completed)
Lake Alma (State Park)
  • 422 Lake Alma Road Wellston, OH 45692
  • Park size: 292 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.25 miles
  • Dog friendly (Not on beach)
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Camp sites
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, swimming (2 beaches)
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Lake Alma
Lake Hope (State Park)
  • 27331 State Route 278 McArthur, OH 45651
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 2,983 acres
  • Total trail length: 10.5 miles
  • Dog friendly (Not on beach)
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Archery range
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, swimming (600 ft beach), Nature Center, Hocking Valley Birding Trail. Adjacent to Zaleski State Forest
  • Campground Map
  • Map of Cottage Area
  • Park Map for Lake Hope
  • Dining Lodge / Restaurant
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Lake Hope
Moonville Rail Trail (Multi-use trail)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Total trail length: 16 miles when completed
  • Dog friendly
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Hiking / Mountain bike / Equestrian trail.
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Moonville Rail Trail
Raccoon Ecological Management Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 15,857 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
Richland Furnace SF (State Forest)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 2,524 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Remnant of old iron furnace, 8 miles of ATV trails
Superior Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 2,442 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Superior Wildlife Area
Tar Hollow (State Forest)
  • Location: Adjacent to Tar Hollow State Park
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 16,354 acres
  • Total trail length: 22 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Camp sites
  • Restrooms (Latrines)
  • Horse camps, morel mushroom hunting
  • Bridle Trail Map
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Tar Hollow
Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 377 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area
Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest (State Forest)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 12,089 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest
Wayne NF – Athens Unit (National Forest)
Wellston Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 1,414 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Wellston Wildlife Area
Zaleski (State Forest)




Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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