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Bear Creek Lake State Park

22 Bear Creek Lake Rd, Cumberland, VA 23040-2322
+1 804-492-4410
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2 night tent camping stay

My wife and I just returned from taking our 3 daughters tent camping at Bear Creek Lake State Park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill B
Salem, Virginia
Relaxed stay in beautiful Bear Creek

My wife, grandson and sister spent three days and two nights at this cozy, comfortable state park... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gainesville, Virginia
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22 Bear Creek Lake Rd, Cumberland, VA 23040-2322
+1 804-492-4410
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from taking our 3 daughters tent camping at Bear Creek Lake State Park on the 3rd and 4th of July. First the good: Acorn Loop is amazing and has excellent lake views. Try to get site A11, it's awesome...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, grandson and sister spent three days and two nights at this cozy, comfortable state park in Central Virginia. We booked cabin 4 at the last moment, and settled into our peaceful retreat. We walked/hiked, relaxed at the lakeside beach, and even cooked s'mores...More

Thank africaadv
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

My husband, myself, and three friends just returned from our first camping trip to BCL., and are already planning a return trip! We rented three sites in the Acorn loop, and couldn't have been more pleased with the sites (although my hubby & I had...More

1  Thank TMC556
Reviewed 16 May 2017

we camped here with another couple on acorn loop # 16 & 17 perfect lake views and the trail is right there...........you can walk either way and go all the way around the lake about an hour and 1/2, gorgeous views, maybe see the bald...More

Thank jeannette y
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This park has beautiful hiking trails and a nice little lake front Beach. The park staff are very helpful and friendly as well.

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went just for the trails, and it was lovely. Be careful that you choose the correct trail map, because we grabbed one for the entire area, and it didn't cover the smaller trails around the park. We got a little lost....More

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The perfect lake for a family or friends getaway, there are nice cabins and a swimming beach in the summer months. This park was our first cabin stay at the Virginia State Parks, and being able to bring our dog with us made it very...More

1  Thank Shellie L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My bridge group goes to Bear Creek Lake every year in the fall. This will be our 5th year this year. We stay in a 3 bedroom cabin and it is plenty of space for us - there are 4 us of in our group....More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The hiking trails weren't much of a "hike". it was easy walking through the woods, the trails were very easy. There are a lot of spider webs and mosquitoes. I loved the lake it was like a mini beach. The time of day I got...More

1  Thank MiMi N
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I go every year during the off season. I love that it is quiet and there isn't much to do. There is no Wi-Fi, tvs, etc... The cabins are like little homes. Our boys love the bunk beds. You bring your own...More

1  Thank Cou K
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22 April 2017|
Response from flyingsails |
Yes, they are in fact allowed. We took out 3 dogs from 11-35lbs along with 3 people on a 14' rowboat. The rangers only wanted us to comply with the weight restriction for the entire boat.
Tabitha H
15 January 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Swimming is only allowed at the beach.