Wayne National Forest--Anderson Meadows

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“This land is very diverse with numerous fishing ponds, open meadows, and young mixed hardwood and conifer trees. We are excited about the tremendous recreational opportunities that this additional acreage will offer the public,” said Jerri Marr, Acting Forest Supervisor, Wayne National Forest.

The 4,117 acres is now part of the Wayne National Forest. A portion is named Anderson Meadows Public Hunting and Viewing Area in honor of the late Ora E. Anderson, a former trustee of The Nature Conservancy, who supported the establishment and growth of the Wayne National Forest for decades.

About Wayne National Forest

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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.


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