Gallop on the trails of Barkcamp State Park and experience the picturesque scenery of Belmont County. Barkcamp's seven bridle trails cover 22 miles. Horseback riding and camping go together in Ohio State Parks equestrian camping areas and most are conveniently located near popular bridle trails. Barkcamp is one of 18 Ohio State Park campgrounds that offer overnight accommodations for horseback riders who enjoy camping after a beautiful trail ride. Barkcamp offers 27 electric sites in a large, shady campground for equestrians. There is a horse wash area, potable water, high lines and large pavilion 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 range from easy to challenging with views of Belmont Lake. The trails are maintained by volunteers from the Belmont County Ohio Horseman's Council.
Most of the trails are natural surface and meander through the forested hills and ravines overlooking Belmont Lake.
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.
An 11-site group camp is also available for organized groups by reservation at ohiostateparks.org or by calling 866-OHIOPARKS.
Barkcamp offers horse and mule riders over 21 miles of forest riding around the scenic Belmont Lake.