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Vinton Furnace State Forest

Experimental Forest Road
Wilkesville, Ohio 45695
Phone: 740-596-5781
Overview
6am to 11pm daily.

12,089 acres in Vinton County near McArthur. Home to the state's largest known population of bobcats. Also home to timber rattlesnakes, cerulean warblers and several rare plant species.

Camping permitted in Hunters Camp only. The Hunters camp is operational one day before the start of squirrel season until one day after the close of grouse season. It is open again 14 days before the start of wild turkey season and closes the day after the season ends. Campers must be legally licensed hunters and must complete a self-registration form on-site.

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Calendar of Events
Stargazing - A Night in the Woods
Fri Nov 17

6:30 - 10:00 pm. A Day in The Woods Series.

Handouts provided.

View the fall night sky with minimal light pollution.

Explore constellations and planets with an astronomer.

Cost: $10/person/Register by11-13-17

Contact: Vinton Furnace State Forest, Phone: 740-596-5212

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Winter Tree and Shrub Identification-Day Woods
Fri Nov 17

9:00 am - 3:30 pm. A Day in The Woods Series.

Lunch and Handouts provided.

Use buds and twig characteristics to identify trees.

Develop an -eye- for bark.

Become familiar with nuts, acorns, and other clues that can be found on the forest floor.

Cost: $10/person/Register by11-13-17

Contact: Vinton Furnace State Forest, Phone: 740-596-5212

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Website: forestry.ohiodnr.gov/vintonfurnace
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