Barkcamp State Park

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Barkcamp State Park
Ohio State Park
Barkcamp State Park
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont County
Coordinates 40°02′24″N 81°01′04″W / 40.04000°N 81.01778°W / 40.04000; -81.01778Coordinates: 40°02′24″N 81°01′04″W / 40.04000°N 81.01778°W / 40.04000; -81.01778
Area 1,122 acres (454 ha)
Founded 1963
Management Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation
IUCN category III - Natural Monument
Barkcamp State Park is located in Ohio
Barkcamp State Park
Location of Barkcamp State Park in Ohio
Website: Barkcamp State Park

Barkcamp State Park is a state park located in Belmont County, Ohio, United States, near the village of Belmont. It includes 1,005 acres (407 ha) of land. The 117-acre (0.47 km2) lake located in the park is actually called Belmont Lake and was once considerably smaller than its present day predecessor. The Barkcamp Creek, the namesake for the park, once ran through the area until the dam was completed in 1963, thus reducing the outflow of water. The area once housed a logging camp where logs were stripped of bark in preparation for delivery to the mill. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources began land acquisition for the park in 1955 and developed the property into a fishing and game reserve. Today the park houses over 150 campsites (including equestrian facilities), miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, basketball courts, boat ramps, beach, as well as other recreational sites. The park ranger once lived on the site and the house still stands inside the park today.


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