Bark Camp Recreation Area is situated on a 45 acre lake that is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, several sunfish species and channel catfish. Check the DGIF website for the stock schedule. The trailhead is closed during the winter (Oct. 1 thru April 1).
A three mile shoreline trail circles the lake, offering outstanding views. Highlights include an open air amphitheater overlooking the lake, a short hike to an interesting geological formation called “Kitchen Rock,” and outstanding universally accessible fishing piers and picnicking facilities. This recreation area boasts 34 campsites, 9 of which have electric hookups.
From Kingsport, TN: Follow US23 North to Norton VA. Take the Alternate 58 East exit toward Coeburn VA. Follow Alt 58 East for 5 miles to Tacoma. At the stop light turn right onto SR 706 and follow to the intersection with SR 699 on the left. Follow SR 699 for 0.1 mile then turn right onto SR 822. Follow SR 822 for 2 miles to the entrance of Bark Camp Recreation Area on the right.
From Abingdon, VA: Follow US 58W/US 19N to Hansonville, VA. Turn left onto US 58W Alternate and drive to Tacoma, VA. At the stop light, turn left (south) onto SR 706 and follow to the intersection with SR 699 on the left. Follow SR 699 for 0.1 mile then turn right onto SR 822. Follow SR 822 for 2 miles to the entrance of Bark Camp Recreation Area on the right.
|Fees||$12 per camp site per night. $5 electric hookups. $3 per vehicle day use area fee.|
|Open Season:||May 15 – September 15|
|Restrictions:||No gasoline powered boats allowed on the lake.|
|Closest Towns:||Coeburn, VA|
|Water:||Drinking water available|
|Restroom:||Bath houses have hot showers and flush toilets|
|Operated By:||Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370|
|Information Center:||Bark Camp Recreation Area: 276-467-1209|