Vinton County – Ohio’s Last Frontier

The Vinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to explore country roads, serene lakes, and secluded forests. Part of Ohio’s Hocking Hills region, Vinton County is the least populated, most densely forested county in the state — home to the second largest state forest, multiple state parks and wildlife areas, and part of Wayne National Forest. Explorers encounter abandoned historical sites and relics dating back to the early 1800s, hidden away among our wooded hills.

We also host many small-town festivals and events, with opportunities to learn about rural Appalachian culture and heritage. Our Wild Turkey Festival has attracted visitors for over 30 years with live music, parades, and a NWTF Turkey Calling Contest. The largest free air show in Ohio takes place right here, featuring spine-tingling acrobatic flying by some of the nation’s best pilots. In October, visitors come to see the spectacular fall foliage at our state parks and forests. Our newest event, Midnight at Moonville, features acoustic music, dramatic storytelling, and paranormal investigations in the haunted train tunnel and abandoned ghost town of Moonville.

With over 265,000 acres of public and private hunting land, Vinton County is a hunter’s paradise. White-tailed deer, wild turkey, wild boar, and coyote are among the area’s top game. Hunters come from across the country to stay at our cabins, camps, and big game trophy hunting preserves.

Whether you’re interested in visiting our small-town festivals, hiking our secluded trail systems, or simply relaxing at one of our unique lodging facilities, Vinton County is your destination for outdoor recreation and adventure. Call 1-800-596-4459 or visit to a request a free visitor’s guide.