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Covered Bridge Scenic Byway

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Wayne National Forest
27750 State Route 7
Marietta, OH

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The Covered Bridge Scenic Byway follows State Route 26 from Marietta to Woodsfield, Ohio. For most of its length, it parallels the Little Muskingum River. The scenic byway traverses some of Ohio's most beautiful countryside and many choose to stop along its route, to camp and savor the natural beauty of this area. There are 5 campgrounds along the byway to select from.



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This byway was damaged by recent floods and many of the signs are missing. We hope to soon refurbish the byway and have new signs up to replace those which are now missing or damaged.

Four campgrounds, accessible from the Scenic Byway, are on the banks of the Little Muskingum River. A canoe livery, operated by a local businessman, is available for float trips of varying lengths. The Little Muskingum is a tranquil river ideal for a family canoe trip. Campgrounds are located to provide for multiple day floats and easy access to the river for canoeing, fishing, or wading. Fishing is generally very good, with a variety of species such as muskie, large and small-mouth bass, crappie, catfish, and rockbass frequently caught.

Four of the five campgrounds along the scenic byway route are also trailheads for hikers to access the North Country Trail. Through these trailheads, hikers and backpackers have access to over 70 miles of trail. Each of the campgrounds have parking available for those wishing to leave their vehicle for a backpacking trip on these trails.

There are five campgrounds to choose from along the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway. Each offers something a little different, and each is a special place in its own right. Drinking water is not available at any of these sites, but each have pit toilets, tables, and fire rings provided. There is no fee for camping at any of the five campgrounds. A map on the back shows the relative location of each campground, and descriptions follow on each area.

Do not bring firewood into Forest picnic areas or campgrounds! Firewood could transport emerald ash borer. Only local firewood should be used.

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