Barkcamp State Park

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Barkcamp State Park
Ohio State Park
Barkcamp.JPG
Belmont Lake
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Elevation 1,083 ft (330 m) [1]
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 1,005 acres (407 ha) [2]
Established 1955
Management Ohio Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category III - Natural Monument
Barkcamp State Park is located in Ohio
Barkcamp State Park
Location in Ohio
Website: Barkcamp State Park

Barkcamp State Park is a public recreation area located in Belmont County, Ohio, United States, near the village of Belmont. The 1,005-acre (407 ha) state park centers around 117-acre (47 ha) Belmont Lake,[3] which 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.[4] 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.[3] The park ranger once lived on the site and the house still stands inside the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belmont Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Barkcamp State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Barkcamp State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Barkcamp State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 10, 2017.

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