Wayne National Forest--Utah Ridge Pond

About this Location

Utah Ridge Pond is a quiet shady place to fish and spend an afternoon. Surrounded by tall stately pine trees, the site has a primeval quality that makes it particularly appealing to visitors. There is no fee for use of this site which is open to the public from April 15th through December 15th each year.

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.

Content from Utah Ridge Pond webpage and Wayne National Forest website