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Recreational opportunities abound in Harrison County, Ohio.  Whether you hike, bike, boat, fish, hunt, swim, camp, water ski, or ride horses, this is the place for you...and all within a two hour drive of Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh!

Below is a listing of some of the recreational possibilities available in Harrison County.  Please visit other headings under this section of the website for information on Trails and Lakes, and see the "Websites" page of this section for links to recreation opportunities.

110 miles of public trails/bike routes

            42 miles of the Buckeye Trail

            11.4 mile rail trail

            Hiking trails in Tappan Lake Park and Harrison State Forest

            ODOT designated on road bicycle route

4,200 acres of public lakes

20,000 acres of public hunting land

1,000 camp sites

Public beach

Seven public boat launch ramps

Two full service marinas

2,700 white tail deer harvested annually

500 wild turkeys harvested annually

Home of Ohio state record muskellunge

Home of Ohio state record flathead catfish

Faith Ranch (4,000 acre equestrian center)

Mickey's Mountain Bike Challenge (NORBA sanctioned events)