Bark Camp Lakeshore Trail (Forest Trail #211)

Area Status: Open

The Bark Camp Lakeshore Trail is the perfect setting to fish and view nature and wildlife, including beaver. The trail is flat, with minimum elevation change as it circles Bark Camp Lake. Sections of the trail follow bridges and boardwalks that cross streams flowing from the lake. The Chief Benge Scout Trail connects to this trail. 

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingBicycle Riding

At a Glance

Fees: $3.00 Day Use Fee at Bark Camp Trailhead.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Restrictions: When recreating on Forest Service Lands, follow the Forest Rules for Visitors and Forest Supervisor’s Orders
Motorized use, including e-bikes, is prohibited. Trail is open to hiking and biking. Horseback riding is not recommended on this trail.

All visitors should follow Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace guidelines.   
Closest Towns: Coeburn, VA - Scott County
Water: Drinking water available in the recreation area.
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Parking Lot; Open Year Round
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: For more information contact: Clinch Ranger District 1700 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273. 276-679-8370 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Check current weather conditions before you go:

General Information


From Coeburn VA:  Follow Alternate Route 58 East for 3.7 miles.  At the stop light in Tacoma make a left onto SR 706 and follow for 4.1 miles.  Turn left onto SR 699 and follow for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto SR 822 and follow for 2.0 miles to the entrance of Bark Camp on the right.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  3.7 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  FT #401 - Chief Benge Trail
  • Elevation:  2600 feet to 2620 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
    • LAT 36.87 LONG -82.52
  • Trail Map: It is recommended that all trail users always carry a reliable map. This trail is shown on the Interactive Visitor Map and the National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #793.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

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  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
2600 feet - 2620 feet