Shawnee State Forest Bear Lake Horse Camp Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This is the place to come for a remote, outback experience. Shawnee State Forest, named for the Indian tribe that once inhabited the area, is the state’s largest at more than 60,000 acres. At one time, parts of this area, the Vastine and Cabbage Patch Hollows, were logged and mined, with stone quarried out, carried by rail to the Ohio River, then floated to Cincinnati, where it was used in the building of many structures. That industry is long gone and things are much different today. Nearly 8,000 acres have been designated as wilderness, meaning they will see no roads or disturbances. Another 8,000 acres are managed under “back country” rules, meaning timber management can be carried out for the purpose of wildlife enhancement, but motor vehicle access is limited."