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CAMPGROUND NAME: Burr Oak Cove

VISIT DATE: 06/27/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/16/2015

STATE: Ohio

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Athens

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Glouster

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Glouster, OH, take State Rt. 13 north for 4.5 miles to
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 620 ft.

Near the northwest tip of Burr Oak Reservoir, this small, rustic
campground offers a tranquil setting in a heavily wooded area of
mixed hardwoods.  There is no direct access to the reservoir from
the campground but Lake View Trail provides a means to view the
Lake.  The campground is convenient to a portion of the North
Country Scenic Trail which is co-located on the Buckeye Trail
which meanders around Ohio.  Because the campground is so close
to these two trails, it is often used by through-hikers.  Some
tent sites are walk-in and offer a secluded and private camping
experience.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
April 15 through October 15 - with services
October 16 through December 15 - no services

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $13 per day - April 15 through October 15
$10 per day - October 16 through December 15
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 8
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11
   
   Total Sites: 19

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 19
No. Grilles on Sites: 19
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups:  None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 60'

Comments:
The parking aprons are grass and gravel.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4
  No. Threaded: 0

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Hiking: Yes

Comments:
Lake View Trail (foot) - 1 mile.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Iron Ridge VISIT DATE: 06/26/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/2015 STATE: Ohio REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Ironton NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ironton RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Ironton, OH, take State Rt. 93 north for 7 miles to Lake Vesuvius sign (County Rt. 29). Turn right onto Rt. 29 and go 2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. One of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area, the campground is located on the east shore of Lake Vesuvius and stretches along a heavily wooded ridge ending in a loop. Three walk-in tent-only areas offer secluded camping, while campsites along the interior road offer electric hookups but no privacy. Boating, fishing, and swimming at the lake attract many visitors to the campground. More then forty-five miles of horse and foot trails provide a good way to explore the area. Public phones are located at beach and boat dock. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 3 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $13 per day plus $5 [surcharge] for sites with electric hookups. Golden Age and Access Passport discount does not apply to electric surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 22 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 41 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 41 No. Grilles on Sites: 40 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 17 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 51' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is located near Oak Hill (National Forest) campground on west side of Lake Vesuvius. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Hot showers and flush toilets available at campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Vesuvius is 143 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. There are canoe and paddle boat rentals. HIKING Hiking: Yes Comments: Backpack Trail (loop) - 16 miles Lake Shore Trail (loop) - 8 miles Rock House Trail to Rock House Cave - 0.5 miles FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Bass, crappie, Bluegill and catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Leith Run VISIT DATE: 06/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/16/2015 STATE: Ohio REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Athens NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Newport RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Newport, OH, take State Rt. 7 north 5.9 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 320 ft. The campground is a single loop on the north bank of the Ohio River. A few sites have direct access but most only have a view of the river. A playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, boat ramp and fishing pier along with electric hook-ups at each site, flush toilets, hot showers, a separate walk-in tent sites, and dump station, make this a nice family-oriented campground. Nearby wildlife viewing areas, the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway Auto Tour, and canoeing the Little Muskingum River are all nice day trips from this campground. Note: The campground is so close to the Ohio River, that in some years the winter thaw may delay the opening. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 5 through October 26 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - no hookups $21 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 17 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 61.5' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): Yes HIKING Comments: Scenic River Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 3.4 miles. FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Bass, catfish and other assorted river fish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oak Hill VISIT DATE: 06/26/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/15 STATE: Ohio REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Ironton NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ironton RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Ironton, OH, take State Rt. 93 north for 7 miles to Lake Vesuvius sign (County Rt. 29). Turn right onto Rt. 29 and go 0.8 miles to Oak Hill directional campground sign. Turn left and go 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground or go straight to the Pine Knob (walk-in tent sites only) section of campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. One of two campgrounds in the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, the campground is located on the west shore of Lake Vesuvius. It has two loops and a dead-end spur nestled in mixed hardwoods including large, mature oak. The parking aprons are undefined in the spur. Two clusters of tent sites are also available. Many of the campsites have lantern poles. Boating, fishing, and swimming at Lake Vesuvius attract many visitors to campground. More then forty-five miles of horse and foot trails in the Recreation area provide a good way to explore the area. Public phones are located at beach and boat dock. Hiking the Rock House Trail and exploring the old iron blast furnace near the dam are nice changes to all the water play found here. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 3 through early September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day plus $5 [surcharge] for sites with electric hookups. Golden Age and Access Passport discount does not apply to electric surcharge. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 16 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 24 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and grass. Sites 20 through 24 are located on a spur with no turn around; travel trailers not recommended in spur. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Vesuvius is 143 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. Big Bend swim beach is 1.6 miles from campground. HIKING Hiking: Yes Comments: Backpack Trail (loop) - 16 miles Lake Shore Trail (loop) - 8 miles Rock House Trail to Rock House Cave - 0.5 miles FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish




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