Shawnee State Forest

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Shawnee State Forest
Ohio State Forests
Picnic Point at Shawnee.JPG
View from Picnic Point in Shawnee State Forest
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Scioto
Coordinates 38°41′35.6″N 83°7′44.1″W / 38.693222°N 83.128917°W / 38.693222; -83.128917Coordinates: 38°41′35.6″N 83°7′44.1″W / 38.693222°N 83.128917°W / 38.693222; -83.128917
Area 63,747 acres (25,797.5 ha)
Owner Ohio Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category VI - Managed Resource Protected Area
Headquarters West Portsmouth, Ohio
Website: Shawnee State Forest

Shawnee State Forest is a state forest in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is located in western Scioto County and encompasses 63,747 acres (25,797 ha) of woodland. It is the largest state forest in Ohio.[1] As with many government owned forests, some parts of Shawnee are actively managed through logging and other activities. However, approximately 8,000 acres (3,200 ha) of the forest is designated as wilderness, with no roads or logging allowed.