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Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, Ironton, OH
+1 740-534-6500
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Perfect spot for a lovely walk on a sunny day

The walk around this lake was really fun with our grandson, as he rode his tricycle on the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Lois2448
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Mentor, Ohio
Amazing place for hiking and enjoy nature.

This is a really nice park where you can enjoy hiking, fantastic lake views and nature. During... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
wetfoot
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Ohio
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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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+1 740-534-6500
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"iron ridge"
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"lakeshore trail"
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"firewood"
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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

Thank Lois2448
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Reviewed 1 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
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Reviewed 21 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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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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Reviewed 22 June 2017

A great "off the beaten path" recreation park. Lake Vesuvius offers many different hiking trails, and beautiful scenic places for the amateur photographer. The lake is small, but perfect for a relaxing day to fish.

Thank Stewart101
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Excellent camp ground. Lots of hiking trails, biking areas, and a wonderful place to relax. The bathhouse is very comfortable. Next trip we'll have to try out the kayak rentals.

Thank Obie W
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

If you are not familiar with the area, do not attempt to find the Oak Hill campground in the dark. The signs are deceiving and if you are pulling a 42' camper and arent comfortable with turning around on a dime, go in the daylight...More

2  Thank YorkForrester
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We hit a cold spell this particular weekend and those hot showers felt great! Beautiful scenery. Excellent campgrounds and crew.

Thank Steve N
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area has many different things to do, hiking, boating, swimming and camping. It's not high-end entertainment, but it's a nice place to get outdoors and have some fun.

Thank kathyhanshaw2017
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