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1st Choice Cabin Rentals

Hocking Hills & Wayne National Forest Ohio

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​​Did we tell you we have TROPHY BASS Fishing


If fishing is your passion our cabins will make your arms sore with all the bass you can real in. Several of our cabins sit on properties with pounds stocked with bass or border of the state lakes loaded with fish.  Sand Run Lake Is a secluded little lake in Wayne National Forest often overlooked by visitors and adjoins our property. 

Six shady picnic sites offer a relaxing atmosphere for family gatherings. This peaceful lake is surrounded by stately pine trees and is very scenic. Just a short trip down the road are many other lakes. Lake Hope is 18,200-acre Lake that allows electric motor boating, with canoes and rowboat available for rent. Anglers will find good catches of bluegill, catfish, crappie and largemouth bass at Lake Hope. A fine swimming beach is located near the dam. Facilities include a bathhouse with restrooms, showers and change booths and a concession building where food and beverages can be purchased.

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If fishing and hunting is your passion, then our cabins is your dream destination.  


Big Whitetail Deer!

With over a quarter of a million acres, Wayne national forest in southern Ohio is home to some of the best hunting for all games species in the state. With over a quarter of a million acres the woods are loaded with White Tail Deer, Small Game and Turkey. Most of our cabins boarded Wayne National Forest or are within walking distance, with over 1000 acres of land to hunt alone adjacent to Sand Run Lake Resort and Laurel Run Cabins. When you step into the woods at one of our cabins location, you truly could get lost in the beauty and the heart of the forest.  The over abundant deer population located all around our cabins surely increases your chances of scoring a monster buck.

Our properties are located in the big buck region of Athens and Hocking County Ohio.  If you are looking for an opportunity to harvest the buck of a lifetime this is the place to hunt for you.  We own the land adjacent to Wayne National Forest and can help find the right locations to hunt. 

Our properties have very limited hunting pressure.   We have active deer trails, food sources or known bedding areas.   You may also bring your own stand(s).. These hunts are perfect for the veteran bow hunter or the beginner.
On the day you arrive for your hunt we will explain where some of the local spots are to hunt. The next day you will begin hunting and you will hunt your own schedule and use your own vehicle to transport yourself to and from the hunting area and cabin rentals.

Choose one of our vacation rentals that makes our hunting Wayne National Forest easy and affordable. Don't forget to check out ATV hocking hills.

The day before the hunt your guide will show you your hunting area and explain it to you. The next day you will begin hunting and you will hunt your own schedule and use your own vehicle to transport yourself to and from the hunting area.

What makes Ohio so good:

  • Reasonable (under $200) OVER THE COUNTER non-resident tags.
  • No rifle hunting!
  • No firearm season during the primary rut.
  • Residents and non-residents can only harvest one buck per season.
  • Legal to hunt over bait.
ATV Attraction's

Nelsonville's "backyard" consists of thousands of acres of luscious forest, known as Wayne National Forest - making our cabins the perfect destination for our off-road ATV/ Motorcycle enthusiasts. Our cabin rentals are in close proximity to some of the best riding trails in the country. In Wayne National Forest, there are many different trail levels so if you are a novice or an expert rider there is a trail for you.

Our Sand Run Lake Resort is located less than 1/2 mile away from 2 trail heads. Our Bluejay cabin is located directly on the Dorr Run trail head and comes with a garage, perfect for storing off-road vehicles. Monday Creek ATV/OHM Trail System, located in Nelsonville, provides approximately 75 miles of designated trails to off-road vehicle riders.

Your family and friends will have a blast exploring all that Wayne National Forest has to offer!

Hanging Rock ATV/OHM Trail System
The Hanging Rock area of the Wayne National Forest also provides some of the best riding all-terrain in all the country vehicles (ATVs) and off highway motorcycles (OHMs). This 5,000-acre area has 24 miles of trail available for off-road vehicle.

Pine Creek ATV/OHM Trail System
The Pine Creek area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-highway motorcycles (OHMs). This trail system provides approximately 17 miles of trails for off-road vehicle.

Important Information

Riders must register their ATV and OHM with the State BMV and puchase a Wayne National Forest permit to ride ALL the motorized trials. Riders may be asked to show proof of a valid driver's license when riding trails. A trail permit is required for all riders 16 years and older. Trail Permits required for ATV or mountain bike riders. A trail permit is $20/3-Day and $35/season. Trail permits can be purchased online or at 1st Choice Cabin Rentals & General Store.

No alcohol is permitted on the motorized trails and trailheads.

Wayne National Forest ATV Trails

ALL riders Must Wear Helmet to ride trials

​ATV Fun in the Mud!