Pike State Forest
|Pike State Forest|
|Location||Western Pike County/Eastern Highland County, Ohio, USA|
|Area||12,084 acres (48.9 km2)|
|Governing body||Ohio Department of Natural Resources|
In 1924 the acquisition for the lands of the forest began, with the objective of restoring damaged woodland affected by fire and human interference to a form of protection. In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Division of Forestry undertook much of the restoration work.
Landscape and resources
Pike State Forest, whilst a protected area, offers a wide range of recreational activities, and the area is open to the public from April 1 to November 30 every year. It has 33 miles (53 km) of trails for hiking and horse riding, 10 miles (16 km) of trail open to motorcycles and off road all-terrain vehicles. In season, Pike State Forest is also open to public hunting and fishing. Anderson Lake within the forest is a popular spot for fishing.
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