Gifford State Forest

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Location: office: 19275 S.R. 374 Rockbridge, Ohio 43149

Contact: Administrative Offices, Hocking State Forest

Phone: 740-385-4402

Gifford State Forest is the smallest of Ohio’s state forests, at 320 acres, but offers some very pleasant hunting and hiking opportunities in the scenic northern edge of Athens County. Game animals such as deer, grouse, and rabbit, as well as many non-game animals, thrive in the area. Hunting these and other game animals is permitted on the forest in season. The forest is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.

Hunting, fishing, hiking

Camping: None

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