Bark Camp Lake
Bark Camp Lake: Bark Camp Recreation Area is situated on a 45 acre lake that is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. The camping area offers 25 camping units with tent pad, picnic tables and a parking spur near the warm water lake which provides opportunities for fishing and boating (electric motors only). Paved boat launching ramp, hiking trails and picnic units with tables and grills are also features of the site.
The lake was constructed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is stocked with northern pike, bass, blue gill, rainbow trout and catfish. Two handicapped accessible fishing piers have been constructed with a handicapped trail on the northern shoreline below the parking lot. Be sure to stroll the 3.25 mile Lake Shore Trail while visiting the recreation area. The trail roams through the wooded shoreline and 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 picnic facilities.