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Cumberland, Virginia

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Cumberland, Virginia


22 Bear Creek Lake Rd
Cumberland, Virginia 23040
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Sites: 53
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.533981
Longitude: -78.274669
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful small campground surrounded by the Cumberland State Forest. Because it's surrounded by a state forest, it's very secluded. The only place to go if you've forgotten something is a small gas station/convenience store that's five or so minutes away. They have a great small lake with boats that can be rented, plus an archery range. The sites are rather small and tight. Most were clearly originally designed for tent campers. There are only a handful that are suitable for travel trailers, and only a few that can handle a larger rig. Also, I would never try to get a larger rig into this campground because the turns are very, very tight. Our campsite was the only one in the park that was paved. All of the rest are a mix of dirt and gravel. The bathrooms were clean enough, but not as clean as other state parks we've visited. Our only major complaint about the campground were our extremely loud neighbors (barking dog, ridiculously loud music, etc.) but rude visitors aren't the fault of the campground, and the camp host did try to control them as best he could. You can't fully control rude people except to remove them, and I didn't expect that. We would definitely come back here, as we know that 99% of our fellow campers are good and respectful people. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to pack everything you need. The closest grocery store is almost a half hour away.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly staff. Unfortunately it was a very tight campground. Each campground there seemed to be designed by someone who was afraid to use space. Lots of sites were not long enough for your truck and camper...and we just have a 16'. Water and electrical hook ups were at the head of the site. Difficult when you have very little length to start with. Very, very few pull throughs. If you are in to tent camping, it would be very easy. Although your neighbors are close, regardless. The lake was beautiful and the fishing seemed to be good. The boat launch site/parking was once again...tight. There are good, easy hiking trails and we saw some beautiful cabins. Cabins might be the way to go! We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Only local shop was a gas station with ice and the normal junk food.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice small park inside of the Cumberland State Forest. The spots are small and the 35 foot limit includes any tow vehicles. The spots we had were not too level, but OK. Electric and Water but no Sewer.

Everything was clean and well maintained. The rangers were nice and the roads are good.

The trails are great for walking around the park. They go all the way around the lake and then some.

There is a swimming "beach" on the lake that we did not use, and an archery range that we did not use too. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19-20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant small park on a small to medium lake. They have many more options for tent campers than for RVs. There are only 9 sites available for RVs and they are only 35 foot long. We camped in a 24 travel trailer and had no problem but it may have been a bit tight in a larger RV. There are a few pull through sites that had larger 5th wheels in them. The lake is beautiful and they have a guarded swimming area. There is fishing sites and trails most of the way around the lake. Paddle boat, canoe and kayak rentals are available. Park is set in the middle of Cumberland State Forest with lots of trails to hike. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The gas station just outside that park had cheaper fire wood than the camp.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very relaxing campground with a mix of tents and RV spaces. We stayed with our travel trailer but wouldn't recommend a coach because the spaces are pretty tight. Our site was a back in, level and had a nice tree canopy for shade.

There is no wi-fi, the swimming hole is about a quarter mile walk from the main campground area, paved roads you could bike on and some short, but well kept hiking trails.

There's a small camp store with ice and soda, marshmallows and souvenir t-shirts right at the entrance. About a mile away at the turnoff to get into the park there's a general store with drinks, ice cream, ice, gas, etc..

The staff we encountered were super nice, the whole area is clean and even with lots of kids all around, it was very quiet. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the third time we visited this park and this is the second time I've reviewed it. We were pleasantly surprised to find the trees that were in our way the last review were no longer present and it was easier to maneuver this park. There are not many big rig friendly sites and you have to call on phone to make the reservation for the sites but it isn't a problem. We saw more tents in this park than trailers which was not an issue. Our site was large with lots of room and easy to back into and pull out of. They now have wifi available at your site so that was an added benefit that we didn't expect. We only received three channels over the antenna, but didn't really watch any TV while there. There is a swimming lake and trails to hike. It's a beautiful park. The bathrooms were always clean but on the last night I didn't have any hot water for the shower. The dump is not in the best location and had to wait to leave for somebody checking in to move so we could get to the dump but we were able to watch from our campsite and pull out when they pulled away. The dump station is located near where the contact station is coming into the park and spaces for people checking in. The only other complaint we had was the park police seemed to like to drive fast and were always zipping up and down the road at a speed higher than posted. There were a lot of kids in this park and it just didn't seem like a good idea for them to be driving that fast. We will go back and am looking forward to our next trip here. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pretty state park that surrounds a small, man-made recreational fishing and non-powered boating lake. Access from I-64 is via 2-lane US highways which are in good shape and wide enough to prevent white-knuckle syndrome. The park office carries a few emergency camping supplies, and there is a small general store/gas station (with diesel) on the park entrance road. The park office sells firewood during office hours. Staff is friendly and helpful, and there is an active ranger-led activities program during the summer and fall. Canoe, john boat and paddle boat rentals were available on the Fall weekend we stayed there. Bathhouses were clean and functional during the entire weekend stay despite a full campground. The office advertised free Wi-Fi in the campground. I can confirm Loop B had a strong, functional connection on my iPhone and iPad. I didn't turn on my TV, so I can't comment on the over-the-air TV signal. As with most VA state parks, arriving early for a weekend reservation is recommended since sites are not assigned. The park was pretty busy from about 3 pm until 8 pm on Friday, and the larger RV spots fill quickly. Part of Campground A and most of B and C are next to the entrance road, so you do get some auto traffic noise during daylight hours. But, it does motivate you to get out and enjoy the lake and hiking trails. Tent, pop-up and small trailer users have a good choice of pretty sites by the lake and up on the hill under the trees in Campground A. Larger RVs are generally confined to Loop B and part of Loop C. There are 9 RV35 sites reservable by phone for larger RVs, though anything bigger than 30'ish feet can be a bit challenging to maneuver around the B Loop. I camped in a 27 foot trailer and fortunately had no trouble making the initial left turn into Loop B (there is a tree right next to the road on the left side). There are a few pull-throughs in the center of Loop B and along the road headed to Loop C. All the electric sites had at least 30 amp service. Most of the RV sites I looked at seemed reasonably level. Site 6 was a bit challenging with front/back slope, but a 30 ft trailer was able to get leveled with some effort. All the Loop B sites were hard packed crushed gravel with a fire ring/cooking grate picnic table. A couple had an adjacent gravel tent pad. Unfortunately, the dump station is a bit awkwardly located between the contact station and the parking area for the office along the entrance road. Long RVs might have a bit of trouble getting positioned if there are cars parked in the office lot. Overall, I highly recommend this park for tenters and small RV’ers. We camped here in a 27 foot travel trailer. If you are traveling in a big rig, head north of I-64 almost the same distance to Lake Anna State Park instead – another beautiful VA park with plenty of large sites. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a small pretty park that was nice once we were able to maneuver our way around and into a spot. They had 3 pull through sites, but on one you would have had to go all the way around the loop and come in from other side. There were a couple of trees that we had an issue with, one caught us on the drivers side and when he maneuvered away from it we caught another tree with the awning on the passenger side. Very tight turn through trees and the next day we could see marks on one of the trees where we were not the only one to hit it. After getting past the trees, we had to decide which spot was easiest to get back out of when we left in a couple of days. The park is definitely not big rig friendly. We were in a 30 foot and the sites were supposedly RV35. The site was large enough, it's just driving the loop in B. Walking the park: there are a lot of pop up sites and sites that you possibly could fit in at 30 feet. Some of the electric/water spigots aren't positioned very well. The park had a swim beach, trails around the lake and it was near the Cumberland forest. Was told it not wise to walk in the forest, as it was the first day of hunting season. The bathrooms were clean and one of the showers I tried had a hard time getting the water to run hot. Upon leaving, the dump station is not positioned very well and had to wait for people checking in at the office to leave so we could get our trailer into the dump area. The Virginia state park system not taking site specific spots, could be an issue for this park if you were here during a busy time and did not have a pick of your sites. We were lucky to be here off season and not have many in the park. Not sure if we will return to camp at this park unless we hear that some trees have been removed to make it easier to get around. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here when Hurricane Irene came. The campground is a fairly small park. They say that it is bIg rig friendly, but B loop (the only loop for larger campers) is pretty tight. I watched a large Class C spend 10-15 minutes trying to get in to his spot, the only one of I think three that were 50 amp. There are a lot of tent/pop-up sites here, so if you are larger, look for some where else. The dump station is a bit small, and if there are cars parked at the ranger station, a larger RV would not be able to dump. The park itself however, is very nice. Even the afternoon that the hurricane was coming, they still had the rangers out and doing things for the kids. The staff were also AWESOME! They were very friendly and anxious to help out in any way. They had patrols out all night that the hurricane came through, making sure that all the campers were safe and secure. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is due to the tightness of B Loop. We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose to start our 2009 camping season a hour from our house. Bear Creek is a older park with smaller sites. Some site are hard to get in due to trees in the way but we enjoyed it!!!! Sites by the water are mostly for tents. A loop is mostly tents and a few electric sites and are tight for anything over 20 feet. B and C loop are bit bigger and easier to get into. We enjoyed the park we went back for the forth and enjoyed the lake and the area. Will recommend to anyone who likes a place to relax and not break the bank!!! We camped at Bear Creek Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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