Located near Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio, Zaleski State Forest is in an area of hilly and occasionally steep terrain. Included are many ravines and hollows with streams, a lake, some caves, rock outcrops, and nice views.
Activities: The major trail here for backpacking and hiking is the 23-mile Zaleski Backpack Trail, which loops around the forest. There are also many miles of horse trails. Horses are not permitted on the Backpack Trail.
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Fishing is available, and hunting is allowed here in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is restricted to three designated areas along the Zaleski Backpack Trail. A free permit is required, and available by.
Self-registration at the parking area. A maximum of one night may be spent at each site. Campfires may be built only in the fire rings provided. There's also a special campground for horseback riders.
For Further Information: Zaleski State Forest, Zaleski, OH 45698; (914)596-5781.