Wayne National Forest--Hune Covered Bridge Campground and Trail

Tips for Birding

The area around Hune Covered Bridge includes upland forest, riparian forest along the river (great for warblers and other woodland birds), the river itself (shorebirds and waterfowl have been reported historically), and fields on the north side of the river that include edge habitat used by a variety of sparrows and blackbirds. For parking, a good option is to park along the edge of the feeder road just off rt 26, leading up to the north end of the bridge. From there, it is easy to walk across the bridge to the campground area. It is also possible to park at the campground, which is a fine option when the covered bridge is open. A high quality pit toilet privy can be found at the campground. While there is apparently a trailhead from the campground heading up into the hills, birders should also feel perfectly safe and comfortable walking on the gravel road along the Little Muskingum River or up the creek and ravine south of the campground, as there is virtually no vehicle traffic.
From Michael Schramm

About this Location

Access the Hune Bridge Campground along the National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway (OH-26) in Washington County. The campground is located across the historic Hune Covered Bridge. The campground has three camping sites just below the covered bridge on the Little Muskingum River. This campground is also a canoe access point and trailhead for a 5-mile hiking trail to the Rinard Covered Bridge.
From Hune Covered Birdge Campground webpage

About Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. This small national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Wayne is divided into three blocks administered by two Ranger Districts at Athens and Ironton. A field office is also located east of Marietta.

Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails in the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
From Wayne National Forest website