Mohican-Memorial State Forest

Hiking trails wind through the primitive and scenic areas of the forest and park.These trails lead to such attractions as Pine Run Creek, the fire Tower and Clearfork Gorge.

Fire Tower

Covered Bridge

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The tower was build in 1936 and its almost 80 feet tall. This is one of the last fire towers in ohio. The State of Ohio's Department of Natural Resources reports that eight of these towers remain. With almost 100 steps steep you can see for miles.
This bridge built in 1968 combines the look of a vintage wooden bridge while its construction used modern engineering techniques and materials like contemporary steel and concrete clad with native woods from the Mohican State Forest.

The Clear Fork Gorge

Pleasant Hill Reservoir

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The forested Clear Fork Gorge that is up to 300 feet deep and 1,000 feet across at the top. It is the deepest gorge in Ohio.
Glacial melt carved through the Blackhand sandstone, exposing huge outcroppings and steep cliff walls. The glacial advance 15,000 years ago stopped just north of where the gorge sits and melting water from the glacier gushed through the canyon. The gorge has been named a National Natural Landmark.
A 29-acre wild area, Clear Fork Gorge State Nature Preserve, is found on the south slopes above the Clear Fork.
It became a state nature preserve in 1990. It was closed to the public for many years, but a rustic loop trail was built in 1996. You can get to that trail by parking at the fire tower, crossing the road and following the signs.
783-acre man made lake located near Perrysville and between Ashland and Richland counties in Ohio. Completed in 1936, Pleasant Hill Dam was built on the Clear Fork of the Mohican River. The dam which forms the lake is a 113 ft (34 m) tall earth-fill dam.

Mohican River

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 Memorial Shrine


The Mohcian river is a principal tributary of the Walhonding River, about 40 miles long, in north-central Ohio in the United States. Via the Walhonding, Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 999 square miles. The Mohican River is formed in Ashland County, about 2 miles southwest of Loudonville, by the confluence of the Black Fork and the Clear Fork. It then flows generally south-southeast through western Holmes and northeastern KnoxCounties, past the community of Brinkhaven, into northwestern Coshocton County, where it joins the Kokosing River to form the Walhonding River. It collects the Lake Fork in Holmes County.
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Memorial Forest Shrine Provides a Peaceful, Woodland Setting for Remembering Ohioans Lost to Battle
The Shrine is open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Mohican-Memorial State Forest in Ashland County is a place where families, friends and ordinary citizens can pause to reflect on Ohioans killed in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq operations. The Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine is the state's official monument to her nearly 20,000 sons and daughters who died in those conflicts.Memorial Forest Shrine Provides a Peaceful, Woodland Setting for Remembering Ohioans Lost to Battle
The Shrine is open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Mohican-Memorial State Forest in Ashland County is a place where families, friends and ordinary citizens can pause to reflect on Ohioans killed in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq operations. The Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine is the state's official monument to her nearly 20,000 sons and daughters who died in those conflicts.