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Nice trails around the lake - the campground is nice! They have a swimming area but we didn't... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
A nice remote location with minimal services but beautiful scenery.

I motocamped here a few nights earlier this year for the first time and overall really enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Terrible0%
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“kayak rentals”(2 reviews)
“oak hill”(4 reviews)
“close to home”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, Ironton, OH
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nothing that stands out. Just a basic lake and crappy facilities. Fishing is poor and lake is over ran with kayaks and Lilly pads.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Nice trails around the lake - the campground is nice! They have a swimming area but we didn't go - Nice walkway from the Marina out to the lake/damn area - great for handicap individuals to fish off from - lots of benches for seating...More

Thank Joe_Denise
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A great place for a family outing. Beautiful scenery, great kayaking and a nice beach with picnic areas.

Thank Road565936
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I motocamped here a few nights earlier this year for the first time and overall really enjoyed it. The landscape is beautiful, almost reminiscent of the Hocking HIlls area not too far away, and yet far less crowded. The campground facilities were okay, somewhat volunteer-maintained...More

1  Thank jteirich
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake! Kayaking was fun! And loved walking on the trails around the lake and on the boardwalk. A wonderful place to visit!

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The walk around this lake was really fun with our grandson, as he rode his tricycle on the boardwalk. Watching and feeding the ducks and seeing the fish in the lake were all exciting for young ones and the boardwalk is very safe, as there...More

1  Thank Lois2448
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a really nice park where you can enjoy hiking, fantastic lake views and nature. During there I did the lake perimeter trail and it was outstanding. 8 miles of beautiful nature. I was able to see a lot of animals including beavers, which...More

Thank wetfoot
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Use to be able to use shelters when they were not rented, now you have to pay for them, no play area swings sets or slides for kids.. just walking in woods

1  Thank cherlyn642003
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We loved Iron Ridge...much better than the Oak Hill campground a few minutes away. We tent camp and it's difficult to find campgrounds in the area that don't cater to large campers. It's also difficult to find sites that are spread out so that you...More

Thank SDurham14
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The campsites were very nice and the bathrooms had flush toilets. The beach was quite small and the trails were not well kept. If you are planning to stay around the campsite, I would recommend it. If you are looking for outdoor recreation as well,...More

Thank Kylee N
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