Barkcamp: No, It’s Not A Doggy Camp! (#306)

This week I started my yearly snowbird journey south.  My extended road trip in the tin can cottage will take me to Campbellsville, Kentucky.  There I will stay for the next four months while working at one of Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers.  Come December, with winter barking at my heels I’ll make a beeline for points farther south.

My first day out I drove 200 miles for an overnight stay at Shawnee State Park in Pennsylvania.  I unhooked my car once I got there (I tow it behind the motorhome) and visited the Flight 93 Memorial.

Today, after driving 180 miles which took me through Wheeling, West Virginia and into Ohio I landed at Barkcamp State Park for no reason other than the fact that I’ve never been here.

Just down the road from my campsite, Barkcamp has a collection of pioneer buildings and antique farm machines that I found worthy of braving the pesky gnats to take some photos to share with you.

By the way, the park derives its unusual name from Barkcamp Creek, once the site of a logging camp where logs were stripped of their bark in preparation for delivery to the mill.

Pioneer Garage

Log Cabin with Shelter for the Family Wagon


Pioneer Wagon

Imagine going to town in this!


I Just Love A Big Red Barn

Love That Big Red Barn


Old Faithful

Old Faithful


Old Farm Plow

Old Farm Plow


Log Cabin Camp Store

Old Log Cabin now a Camp Store


Camp Bathroom

The Camp Bathroom…..Not!


Ever Grateful,










About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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16 Responses to Barkcamp: No, It’s Not A Doggy Camp! (#306)

  1. Teresa says:

    Awesome pics. Safe travels.

  2. Fantastic photos, Annie. Love the logo cabin. Stay safe and well.

  3. Sher says:

    Big red barn is my favorite. You do have some awesome adventures. Be safe.

  4. Patti Kuche says:

    You find the best places Annie! Wishing you a safe journey!

  5. Paula says:

    Your travels take us to places we would never otherwise see. These are idyllic and beautiful.Keep safe, Annie 🙂

  6. This looks like a neat place to visit.

  7. Alice says:

    OK, this is awesome. I love the log cabin with the wagonport. Put blue vinyl siding on it and you have my “granny-pod”. The big red barn was my dream come true in another lifetime. Happy travels, Annie – it was wonderful to spend time with you!

  8. mithriluna says:

    Thanks for taking me down memory lane. We have actually camped at Barkcamp. In 2005, on the first day of our cross country trip from NJ to CA pulling a 27 foot travel trailer, our van broke down in St. Clairsville, OH. We managed to pull into the super Walmart there. We were able to get our van towed to a nearby mechanic, but stayed an uncomfortably hot night there at the Walmart parking lot. Unfortunately, there was a heatwave and the temperature in that parking lot the next day went up to 106 degrees. We looked up nearby campgrounds and found Barkcamp which was about 15 miles away. Our emergency service supplied us with a tow for our trailer and a ride for our family to the campground. We were sooo happy for electric hookups (A/C!) and clean showers! By 4:30 the next day, we managed to get back on the road again and have an incredible 5 weeks discovering some of the wonders of our country. We will always remember Barkcamp with fondness.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures!

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