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Saturday hours expanded at WNF ranger station

NELSONVILLE — The Wayne National Forest is extending hours of operations for select offices to enhance visitor services to the national forest in southeast Ohio.

Starting Saturday, the Wayne National Forest’s Ironton Ranger Station in Lawrence County will be open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Sept. 2.

“Saturday is our busiest day for outdoor recreation on the national forest. We are looking forward to engaging visitors to share what the Forest and neighboring communities have to offer in outdoor recreation opportunities,” said Wayne National Forest Supervisor Anthony Scardina.

Visitors who come to the Ranger Station for information can interact with trained staff who are ready to help guide them to the many and varied recreational and educational experiences available on the Forest. Both locations can also sell Forest Service maps and recreation permits.

The Wayne National Forest offers visitors the opportunity to download an App to view useful recreation information like driving directions, hiking trails, maps, and permitting instructions. The app is free to download from Google Play or the Apple App Store by searching “Wayne National Forest.”