Description - Yellow Creek State Forest is comprised of 756 acres in northeast Ohio. The forest is in the vicinity of Salineville and adjoining the Highlandtown Wildlife Area. The forest is comprised of three separate parcels.
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- Yellow Creek State Forest is comprised of three separate parcels. The only accesses to the two northern tracts of Yellow Creek State Forest are through the Highlandtown Wildlife Area. The southernmost tract of the forest may be accessed off Temme Road. The forest has no developed trails or facilities, but provides opportunities for mushroom hunters, berry pickers, photographers, hunters and adventurous hikers to pursue their interests.
The forest is open daily from 6 AM to 11 PM. Visitors are reminded to be especially respectful of neighboring private property, as only portions of the state forest boundaries are identified on the ground with yellow paint blazes and signs. At present, camping, horseback riding and APV use is prohibited.
Recreation - Hunting, hiking, berry picnicking and mushroom gathering are presently the only recreations pursued at Yellow Creek State Forest.
Climate - This state has four distinct seasons and a brilliant fall foliage display in it southern woods during mid October. Winter lasts from December through February with average temperatures near 25 degrees F. Low temperatures dip to single digits, but do not often drop below zero. Northern regions of the state receive average snowfall amounts of 55 inches, while the central and southern regions of the state receive lesser amounts with averages near 30 inches. This difference is caused by lake-affect moisture patterns.
Spring temperatures begin to warm the landscapes of Ohio by mid March and are in full swing by April. Temperatures range from 40 through 70 degrees F through the spring months. This season often brings the most rainfall, before the drying heat of summer. Summer can be extremely hot and humid in the interior of Ohio. Temperatures reach above 90 degrees F frequently through July and August. Cooler fall temperatures don't reach the region until mid to late September. This is a pleasant time to visit as the air is crisp with low humidity levels. Ohio's annual precipitation usually reaches slightly above 50 inches.
Yellow Creek State Forest is west of East Liverpool in the southwest corner of Columbiana County. The only accesses to the two northern tracts of Yellow Creek State Forest are through the Highlandtown Wildlife Area. The southernmost tract of the forest may be accessed off Temme Road.