Athens-Zaleski State Forest Lizard Map, Ohio

Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map

A real map for people who love real-world experiences.

The Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map will help your customers plan all their adventures in and around Athens, Ohio and Ohio University, packed with outdoor recreation opportunities.

A beautifully designed, easy to read topographic map featuring contour lines, elevation data, shaded relief and all the key details your customers need to plan their adventures: backroads and trails, trail use designations, road surfaces (paved/gravel/4wd), parking access, campsites, public lands, historic sites and more.

Lizard Maps are durable, waterproof, and give your customers the big picture – the map opens to 24” x 36” and folds easily to 4” x 8” to fit in a back pocket. The Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map scale is 1:31,000 (1 inch = 0.5 mile). Includes both lat./lon. and UTM coordinate systems. 

Public land: includes most of Zaleski State Forest, a section of Wayne National Forest, all of Lake Hope and Strouds Run State Park as well as land owned by the town of Athens and Ohio University. 

Destinations: include the Lake Hope and Strouds Run State Parks which both offer camping sites and lake recreation.

Roads: all Lizard Maps show which roads are paved, dirt/gravel or 4wd roads as well as which are gated. Perfect for bicyclists, dual sport riders and overlanders looking to put together a remote backcountry route across public lands.

Major hiking trails: include the 23-mile Zaleski State Forest Backpacking Trail shown in its entirety including the South, Middle and North Loops as well as connecting trails. The Zaleski Backpacking Trail is among the most popular in the state. It has three loops that are roughly 10 miles each, depending on how your customers enter and exit your customers can do a 10, 20 or 30+ mile trip with designated group campsites that have latrines and water. Not having to carry water makes this a great trip for all ages.

Major biking trails: include an incredible network of nested loops in Lake Hope and Strouds Run State Parks, as well as the Hockhocking Adena 19-mile bikeway between Athens and Nelsonville. Road bikers and gravel riders enjoy a massive network of paved and gravel roads in the surrounding area, including the Moonville Rail Trail. If your customers think Ohio is flat your customers haven't been to Athens! These hills may be short but they are incredibly steep. Athens made it in Bicycling Magazine’s Top 100 Climbs in America - wait until your customers see what a 24% grade feels like!

Even more trails: Lizard Maps highlight and designate public trails and paths including hiking, biking and rail trails managed by federal, state and local authorities. The color-coded Bridle Trails are shown for equestrian riders.

Points of interest: campgrounds, picnic areas, climbing areas, reservable car camping sites, scenic overlooks and lizard spots. Historic Adena Mounds are shown which date to 800BC.

Destinations: include Waterloo Wildlife Area, Fox Lake Wildlife Area, Lake Snowden Recreation Park and Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area. The Hockhocking River is shown from Nelsonville to Strouds Run SP.

Towns: Athens, Chauncy, Nelsonville, The Plains, Zaleski, OH.

Lizards: The little purple Lizards your customers will find scattered on the map signify an interesting spot to check out. The Legend says “This Could Mean Anything: cool place, sweet view, local legend”.

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