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Lake Vesuvius

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About Lake Vesuvius:

Lake Vesuvius is the recreational area for the Wayne National Forest. It's a large, 143 acre lake encircled by over 25 miles of hiking trails. Camping, picnicking, or fishing are available. Just a few hours drive from Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, Cleveland, Louisville, and Pittsburgh.
Nearest town or city: Ironton
Directions: South of Portsmouth, OH North of Huntington, WV Take US 52 turn North on 93 go approximately 4 mile then turn right onto cr-29 go approximately 1 mile. Park in parking area on left past dam.
Latitude, Longitude: 38.60792, -82.62721
Access Issues: Take trail past dam to the right. The first area is about a 5 min walk. Look accross lake to your left to see the next area another 5 min walk.
Camping: Pay
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Weekend

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Forum Discussions (2 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Wayne National Forest and Climbing kelly.collins 3 Nov 16 2010, 5:49 PM
With Replies Location? soulfly11 3 Apr 30 2008, 5:32 PM