Zaleski State Forest

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Location: P.O. Box 330, S.R. 278, Zaleski, OH 45698-0330

Phone: 740-596-5781

The Zaleski State Forest is the second largest forest in the system. The Zaleski State Forest Backpack Trail was established on the forest to provide backpacking opportunities as well as to introduce some scenic and historic aspects of the forest. The main trail is a loop of 23.5 miles. There is also a 10-mile day loop trail. Zaleski State Forest is open to visitors between the hours of 6:00 am and 11:00 pm daily.

Activities: Hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping

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18 miles southwest of Athens at the junction of SR 278 and SR 56