Barkcamp State Park
(I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south). 1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric.
Picnic areas, hiking and bridle trails, swimming, 3 shelter houses on a reservation system, fishing plus special handicapped access area. Naturalist program available. Mail Pouch Barn in the park.
Belmont County’s rugged hills provide the backdrop for picturesque Barkcamp State Park. In addition to fine recreational facilities, visitors will enjoy the mature woodlands, open meadows, scenic lake and abundant wildlife of this secluded 1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands.
A special paved trail winds through the pioneer village, enters the adjoining mature woodlands and provides access to the Antique Barn. Interpretive signs are placed along the route explaining the cultural and natural history of the park.
A bit of American history is preserved in the camp area. The Antique Barn was built in the 1800s by Solomon Bentley, an orchardman of renown. One variety of apple that he marketed was the “Bentley Sweet.” The barn is now home to summer naturalist activities and historical displays.
A resurrected log cabin and other pioneer structures near the barn take visitors back to an even earlier era.
Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric to all sites. Picnic areas, hiking and bridle trails, swimming, three shelter houses on a reservation system, fishing plus handicapped access area. Mail Pouch Barn in the park.
More to Do
- An accessible 18-hole mini golf course is located in the campground. A small fee is charged to play.
- Volleyball and basketball courts, as well as horseshoe pits, can be found at the campground and in day-use areas of the park.
- An archery range is available to the public.
- Nature center offers programs during the summer months.