Barkcamp State Park has 27 electric sites in a large, shady campground for equestrians. There is a horse wash area, potable water, high lines and large pavillion for gathering together for dinner. Within walking distance is a large shower house and camp store for ice and snacks. The trails are well marked and depending on the trail, they are easy to challenging with views of Belmont Lake. There are 30 miles of trails are maintained by Belmont County OHC volunteers and is the site of the yearly “Gibby” ride in August.
Most of the trails are natural surface and meander through the forested hills and ravines overlooking Belmont Lake. Because of the popularity of this park, check on park websites to see if you need a reservation for camping, particularly on weekends and holidays
Easy – level or gently sloping terrain, consistent groomed surface; wide trail surface; shallow or no water crossings.
Moderate – Rolling to hilly terrain; short steeper slopes; water crossings; irregular trail surface; narrower trail widths.
Challenging – Steeper hills; unimproved trail surfaces, deeper or wider water crossings; boggy areas.
Trail Rating: 2
Trail Miles: 30
Equestrian Campsites: 27
High Lines: Highlines
Non-Potable Water: No
Potable Water: Yes
Showers: Showers nearby
Horse Wash: Yes
Horse Mount: Yes