OH (and beyond) Scouting

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  1. Jack of the Wood

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    ...long-time member just returning after a long absence.

    Hoping for suggestions of free, BC-friendly (primitive/ wild/ disbursed) hike-in campsites (<5mi.) in or close to Ohio: West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, etc.

    I have been to Wayne National — Lake Vesuvius, Wildcat Hollow, and most often to Mohican.

    Anyone have suggestions, resources, etc? Would like to get back out soon and try something new...
     
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    There's the Waterloo-Pinckney trail, north east of Ann Arbor, theres a few camping areas along it. Then theres the Huron Manistee National parks but the are pretty up north. But you can disperse camp plus it has the North Country trail which you can camp along. Theres also the Manistee river trail loop which i hear is quite nice. I guess a lot of the Michigan State Forests allow dispersed camping as well.
     
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    Are the only public “dispersed camping” areas in OH at Mohican and Wayne?

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    I found this guide for Wayne:

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/wayne/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=6203&actid=34

    Anyone camp at the OHV locations? Is dispersed camping allowed anywhere in Wayne?

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    I also found Zaleski and Shawnee as backpacking trails, with primitive camping sites. Anyone have experience with these for camping?

    Would sincerely appreciate any guidance offered...
     
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    Zaleski isnt bushcraft friendly, very high traffic and designated primitive sites.
     
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