IRON RIDGE - LAKE VESUVIUS, OH

Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also...
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Know Before You Go
  • Additional fees will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Camping or the establishment of a campsite within the Wayne National Forest shall be limited to a period of time not to exceed 14 days in any 30 day time period.
  • Campers may not occupy an individual developed campsite with more than eight persons at one time.
  • Campers may not occupy more than three developed camping units at one time (one RV and two tents sites).
  • Pets are permitted within recreation areas, but must be caged, on a leash not longer than six feet, or under other physical restrictive control.
  • Click here for more information on the Wayne National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 8 0
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS TENT ONLY ELECTRIC 8 0
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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IRON RIDGE LAKE VESUVIUS WALK TO 8 0
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also available in the rolling hills surrounding the campground.

Natural Features:

Iron Ridge Campground is located on a wooded ridge above 143-acre Lake Vesuvius. A scenic forest of mature eastern hardwoods covers the area.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill.

More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple sites for RV camping, many of which have electric hookups. Some first-come, first-serve sites are also available. Each campsite can accommodate up to eight individuals.

Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. The campground has accessible flush toilets, showers and drinking water. A dump station is located on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 31 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Apr 04 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Backpacking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Paddle Boating
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Spigot
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 04 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
WALK TO $13.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $13.00
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $13.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $13.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $13.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.60833, -82.61667
38°36'30"N, 82°37'0"W

From U.S. Highway 52 at Ironton, Take State Route 93 north for 6 miles to the Lake Vesuvius Road (County Road 29). Turn east toward Lake Vesuvius and travel 1 mile to the recreation area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

IRON RIDGE - LAKE VESUVIUS
6518 State Route 93
PEDRO  OH  45659

Phone Number:

Project Office: (740)534-6500
Additional Information