NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Wayne National Forest announces that the Leith Run Recreation Area in Washington County will remain closed until further notice.
The late winter Ohio River flooding caused significant damage to the electrical and waste water systems in the campground. The utilities must be repaired before the recreation area can be reopened to the public.
“This area is a popular site and I understand the effect this closure continues to have on those that have made plans to recreate here this summer,” said Jason Reed, district ranger for the Athens Ranger District. “We are working diligently to complete the necessary repairs to provide a safe, enjoyable site again.”
Visitors who have made campsite reservations will be notified and issued a full refund through the National Recreation Reservation System at www.recreation.gov. The public will be notified once the campground is reopened. All other campgrounds across the forest are open for the season.
For more information about the Wayne National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/wayne.
The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes 20 states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota. There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R9.
SOURCE: U.S. Forest Service press release