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Perry State Forest

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alt Names

Buckeye Fork

Last Known StatusOpen

This area was once an active coal mining operation but now offers about 16 miles of rugged ATV trails, 8 miles of horseback trails and 24 miles of hiking trails. The terrain offers a nice variety of hard pack to rocky trails with various elevation changes and a few play areas.

The main staging area offers some basic amenities that consists of picnic tables and vault toilets but camping or overnight parking is not permitted. There is no fee to ride but machines must display a current Ohio APV Tag.

The forest is seasonal and offroad use is permitted between April through the end of November. Jeeps and other large vehicles are not permitted on the trails.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityNew Lexington, OH
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From: New Lexington, OH
1) Take SR-345 north about 3 miles
2) Turn left on Township Hwy 154, continue about 1 mile.
3) Staging area is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

QUALITY

RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day

TERRAIN

Square Miles7
Miles Of Trail16
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis state forest has some single track trails.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNoATVs/motorcycles must be registered
Dates OpenApril 1 - November 30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding is permitted from sunrise to sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES

Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (N)Genesis-Bethesda Hospital (740) 454-4000
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SE)Kroger Gas Station (740) 342-3578
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SE)Kroger Gas Station (740) 342-3578
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Burr Oak State Park Campground (740) 767-3570
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Burr Oak State Park Campground (740) 767-3570
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Burr Oak State Park Campground (740) 767-3570
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SE)Burr Oak State Park Campground (740) 767-3570
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SE)Kroger Grocery Store (740) 342-3578
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SE)Burr Oak State Park Beach (740) 767-3570
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SE)Burr Oak State Park Boat Ramp (740) 767-3570

CONTACTS

Contact InfoPerry State Forest
6665 Cutler Lake Road
Blue Rock, OH 43720
(740) 674-4035
forestry.ohiodnr.gov
Contact InfoOhio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
www.bmv.ohio.gov
CommentATV/motorcycle registration info

COMMENTS

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