Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $21.00
Was pleasantly surprised at our stay here. There are three camping loops, one is a horse camp, one loop for those with pets and the other loop is for no pets. The park has a lake and beach area, which is a little separate from the campground, but still very accessible. Campground also has an archery range, mini golf, horseshoes, and horse/snow mobile/hiking trails. Our site was fairly level, had some shade and on a summer weekend, there were some open sites. Pads were asphalt. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Wheeling, WV is close. The Palace of Gold in Moundsville, WV was incredible.
We state at BarkCamp State park over Memorial Day weekend in May 2015. The campground had a mix of good and bad sites. The reservation website does a good job of explaining if the sites are level or not. We lucked out and got a nice level site. There's a nice small lake for fishing and boating, but we did neither. There is also a nice little beach for the kiddo's to play in. The sites have 50/30 amp service, but no water or dump at the sites. There is a dump station in the campground. We found AT&T and Sprint service to work fine. No wifi in the park. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $11.00
Rate reflects Passport America. This is closest decent campground to Wheeling, WV. We were visiting friends and found this convenient. Many OH State Parks accept PPA and campgrounds are usually good. This one has some problems, starting with undermanned entrance gate where you are directed to the camp store to check-in, then have to drive a huge loop to turn around. As noted, only ONE shower house, so plan on driving there, and pit toilets (clean, but still pit) per camp loop. Some sites were level, but it can be a stretch; pick your site carefully. The campground is quiet, spacious, and relaxing. If you are into "real" camping (and we saw a number of tenters), this is a great place. But the negatives were significant: No easy potable water source; you needed a double length of hose to hook to a drinking fountain, and were blocking traffic while filling. No decent toilets and the pit toilets were minimal. No Wi-Fi or cable (though over the air TV was adequate.) If, if Ohio spends a little money (which they don't have) on improvements, it could easily move to an 8. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this state park in the past. It appears the park has deteriorated. There were numerous potholes in the asphalt pavement, the shower house was Not cleaned on a regular basis, and the out houses were out of toilet paper on many occasions. They were not very clean, either. The park is scenic but not my first choice for camping. Extremely limited on services and not well kept. Many camp sites needed cleaning of trash. Did not see park rangers on any kind of regular basis. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a night while passing through, and it served well enough for that purpose. There is nothing particularly special about this campground, but the roads and sites are paved and for the most part quite level. The big negative was the restroom facilities. There is only one shower building for the entire campground, and it is in the non-pet loop, so if you're traveling with your pet you are going to have a long walk to take a shower. There are no modern restrooms at all. The vault toilets scattered about the loops are of a rather odd design, with open space at both the top and bottom which allows the wind to freely blow through the stall. Not fun when it's 40 degrees out. Also note that this is a no-alcohol campground, but if you're discreet and act like an adult that should not be a problem. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
We stayed here overnight as a rest stop. As such, it was a nice park with large, well maintained sites that are difficult to back in to. As usual with Ohio State Parks, there was only Electric available. You have to fill your tanks before parking. We've stayed at many and expected this. I didn't use the pit toilet but my (adventurous) wife did and said "for what it is, it's pretty clean". Our pampered kids disagreed. The camp store was well appointed and the staff, including the park ranger, were very personable and engaging. For what we needed, it was good; the park is beautiful, convenient to I70 (with little highway noise) and we will stay here again if they get indoor plumbing. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $21.00
The park is very easy to access from Interstate 70, only a short easy drive. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. It is quite and dark, which we like. The water fill was easy to get to. We did not use the toilets, which are only pit toilets. It was wall maintained. The paved areas were narrow but nice and long. They have fifty amp circuits where are nice to have. It is nice and a great place to hang out for a couple of days, but probably not a destination park. The lake is a ways away from the camping area. It will be a very easy park to forget, even though nice, since not a lot of major features. We had a problem with the RV on the way out. The park staff were extremely helpful in solving the problem and getting us on our way. We will always fondly remember the park because of those kind folks. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $10.00
Another great Ohio State Park that accepts Passport America. A wooded, rolling area, with paved roads and mostly level pads. Although the reservation site stops at 35' motorhomes, our 40' rig fit without a problem, be sure and check with the office for suitable sites. We were able to see the DirecTV satellite from our site (96), but most sites are blocked by trees. Verizon cell and Aircard worked well. Quiet and dark at night, this beautiful park is a great value and we'll stay here again. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
Nice campground but lacks amenities. Lots of grassy areas. You need to drive to get to the lake, beach, and other park areas. It sits on a hill and the lake is not visible. Note: Don't plan on any alcohol consumption anywhere in the park except inside your camper. This park polices it with a vengeance. You will get a ticket. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Bark Camp is a nice campground with nice lots, well mowed grass, and a NICE shower house. Pit toilets that are kept clean. Has a nice little store; kids love the movies and nature programs (most summer weekends); on site refurbished barn with museum like displays (free on weekends when ranger present); nice lake and fishing (must drive to access (swimming too); pet friendly; boat rides with nature program as well certain times only. There is free firewood available. Direct TV satellite reception is good in most spaces in the lower 2 areas. There are a few bad spots but most are great. Tent camping is available. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $10.00
A cute park with asphalt pads and roads, mown grass and semi-shaded sites. As pretty as a picture. It's convenient to interstate highway with the noise just barely noticable. Passport America price at $10 bucks. I'd like to rate this park higher but it has no amenities. No water, no sewer, no Wi-Fi, no pool, no clubhouse. Just a beautiful park with hiking trails and a beautiful lake. Pads were paved but not very level. If you have a big rig, be sure to go to the second pet area were the road is double wide and several pads are long enough. Most pads in the park are too short for a 40-footer. We stayed overnight but would have liked to stay longer. Showers look good, but the pit toilets are a bring down. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
Excellent. State Park, offers Passport America Sunday through Wednesday. Outdoor toilets. Has a section for pets and horses. For the price, it is excellent for self contained units. Has water points at each cg area to fill up tank. Has dump station easily accessed. Has a large lake in park grounds. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.
After reading the other reviews, my husband and I made the 2 hour drive with much apprehension. Upon arrival at the check-in office, then on to our site, I knew we had made the right choice. The campground was immaculate! Nicely mowed and trimmed camp sites. We camped in the pet section (#1-40) our site was #12, in the loop. I can say all the loop (7-13 in our loop) sites are more private than the others that seemed to be too close together in my opinion, but for families and friends who want to be together it would be perfect. Most others not in the loop areas were grassy and open. I personally witnessed the Campground Host clean the latrines (yes, they only have 'pit toilets' in this campground) twice daily and they were more clean than most 'flush' facilities I have been to. There is only 1 shower house, and most campers drove to it due to it's proximity to the campsites - it, too, was clean, down to the Corian counter tops and sinks! The camp store is a cute old log cabin, there is a Saturday night family movie (weather permitting) and where else can you go where the State Park provides you FREE slab wood for your camp fire? My husband and I are already planning our next trip to this campground. It was one of the nicer state parks we have camped in. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $19.00
Nice, pretty park in the hills. Quite a climb to get there! Sites are well-spaced, but no undergrowth between them; many are well-shaded. Shower house centrally located for CG; no private changing areas for the showers. Pit toilets only, which are old & in bad need of some repair to the doors, etc. Park staff kept them as clean as possible, but they were definitely unappealing. Charming log camp store with old barn nearby, newly painted. We camped at Barkcamp State Park in a Motorhome.