From horseshoes to horseback riding, you’ll find plenty to do during your stay at the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. With three sites that accommodate large groups of campers (one sleeps 50, the others 150), Lake Vesuvius is great for bachelor parties, family reunions, or even just a gathering of your closest 100 camping buddies! Named for the nearby old Vesuvius iron furnace, the area’s rich history includes the lake itself, created in the 1930s, and an ancient cave that dates back to 700BC! Spelunkers, go nuts.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 50 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area and Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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February 18th, 2018

No cell phone service!

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April 30th, 2018
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February 2nd, 2017
Wayne National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(740) 753-0101
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38.6° N, 82.633° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 50 people per site)

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