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Wayne National Forest Launches New Mobile Tour

August 25, 2014

The following is an industry press release...

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (August 28, 2014) – Just in time for the traveling public this Labor Day Weekend! The Wayne National Forest has launched a new mobile-based tour designed to better connect visitors with National Forest System lands in southeast Ohio.
Approximately 39 sites around the Wayne National Forest now have tour stops that can be viewed with either your desktop computer, or your favorite mobile device.  Using special mapping tools, each featured stop has multimedia content in the form of pictures, text, audio and videos. Access the tour today by visiting the Wayne National Forest Mobile Tour or
Areas highlighted by the mobile tour include a range of sites that include recreation areas like the beautiful Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area in Lawrence County, and our popular designated off-highway vehicle trail systems and historical sites including Payne Cemetery. Many of our hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are also featured.
“Through the use of some of the latest technology, the public now has more access than ever before to the Wayne National Forest. I invite you to share in our excitement by using this new communication tool that’s helping us better connect you to many unique and special places around the Forest. I believe you will be surprised just how much you will discover,” stated Forest Supervisor Anthony Scardina.
To access our tour using your mobile phone, dial 740-249-2008 and follow the prompts. When you enter a specific stop number, you will hear a recorded message for that site.
The Wayne joins two other pilot forests, the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado and the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, as three U.S. Forest Service pilot locations using the new mobile platform.  To learn more about the tour, please feel free to stop by any of the Forest’s three offices located in Nelsonville, Pedro, and Marietta. To discover more about the Wayne National Forest, visit and follow us on Twitter at: and Facebook.

Administered by the U.S. Forest Service, the Wayne National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide.As the only national forest in Ohio, the Wayne offers numerous avenues for connecting with the great outdoors through its 241,000 acres. Whether your interests lie more in outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking or camping, or include learning about the unique natural and cultural heritage of southeast Ohio, the Wayne welcomes you.

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes twenty states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota. There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit

The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit

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