Belmont, Ohio 43718
Barkcamp State Park webpage
Barkcamp State Park map
Belmont Lake map
Also, see Belmont County Birding Drive
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About Barkcamp State Park
The sandstone hills of the Barkcamp region are part of the Appalachian Highlands which envelop the southeastern part of Ohio. In the sandstone bedrock can be found layers of coal which were formed by decaying swamp vegetation millions of years ago during the Pennsylvanian geologic period. Barkcamp State Park lies in the heart of the coal-mining region of Ohio. The hills and valleys of the area are clothed with a second-growth forest. Today, southeastern Ohio is one of the most extensively forested in Ohio, and only a few areas remain which suggest the magnificence of these original forests. The woodlands of Barkcamp support a variety of plant and animal life. The observant visitor may find a wealth of woodland wildflowers including wild geranium, hepatica, bloodroot and spring beauties. The woodlands explode with flowering dogwood and redbud blossoms in spring. Songbirds, squirrels, skunk, opossum, raccoon, white-tailed deer and the wild turkey take up residence in the park’s varying habitats.
From Barkcamp State Park webpage
Restrooms and handicap accessible facilities at locations identified on Barkcamp State Park map.