27750 State Route 7
Marietta, OH 45750
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- 5 miles
- 1 - 2 hours
Welcome to Lamping Homestead. This secluded recreation area was once the farmstead of the Lamping family. The Lamping family homesteaded this area in the 1800s. Life must have been very hard for these early pioneers. A small cemetery nearby is a testimony to the hardships of trying to raise a family on these early homesteads.
Today the area offers camping and picnicking, fishing, canoeing, and a scenic hiking trail.
This campground is located on S.R. 537, 2 miles from S.R. 26 (approximately 35 miles from Marietta). The site has 6 walk-in campsites, 8 picnic sites and a picnic shelter. There are two loop trails for hiking, one at 3½ miles and the other at 1½ mile. A 2-acre pond at the site is stocked with bluegill, bass, and catfish.
If you stay close to the trail, you''ll be on National Forest land. Private land is interspersed with National Forest so be mindful to not trespass. No vegetation may be cut or damaged.
Do not bring firewood into Forest picnic areas or campgrounds! Firewood could transport emerald ash borer. Only local firewood should be used.