Hunting and Fishing

Tired of returning home from the hunt empty-handed? Recently ranked first in the nation for white tail deer hunting, Athens County may be the solution.

Strouds Run State Park

Strouds Run offers campers a family camp area with sites for tents or trailers with a 150-person capacity. Several mounds and ancient fortifications were found in this area by early settlers telling us that the Adena Indians once lived here.

Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. In the heart of the heavily populated midwest, this small National Forest covers a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills.

Guide to Hunting and Fishing in Athens County

Where to hunt? Burr Oak State Park Fox Lake WLA Gifford State Forest O’Dowd WLA Poston Plant Lands (AEP): Permit Required Strouds Run State Park Trimble WLA– Now part of O’Dowd WLA Waterloo WLA Wayne National Forest (ATV): Permit Required Lake Hope State Park Zaleski State Forest Where to shop? Outback Jack’s Tradin’ Post Rocky View

Hocking Hills State Park

The scenery is simply dazzling: deep craggy gorges carry hikers down hundreds of feet along gorgeous scenic trails; waterfalls cascade over soaring ledges.

Sells Park

When you arrive at Sells Park, a small pond greets you after you walk up an easy hill. Benches tucked away in the trees give you the perfect spot to pause for some reflection.

Best of Three Park and Campground

This unique and secluded 20 acre Rent-a-Park and campground tucked down in Zaleski State Forest is perfect for those who desire a little privacy for their reunion, wedding, church social, birthday party, family picnic, camp out, hunting group, or any other function. Single and group rates are available.