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Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great location to use as a central "hub" for all sorts of hiking activities in the area. We've stayed here a number of times and the staff is always very friendly. The tent sites have been well-kept each time we visited. We have also staying in the "camping cabins" (hard tents) a couple times and enjoy them too. Bathrooms were...

2Thank WizardOfFrobozz
Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed here three nights...everything was great. Great location and what views on the parkway. Weather was okay but not too good for pictures. Bathrooms were clean. Solo camping and felt very safe. Will go back again. Oh, I am a hammock camper, with a dog, dog friendly a big plus

2Thank Sally M
Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great customer service and a decent place to stay if you're not looking to travel into Asheville often. We stayed one night in "Campin Cabin C4" and although we expected primitive, the cabin was dirty. Also, be aware that you'll need to bring your own padlock as those are not provided with these cabins. Can't speak on behalf of the...

Thank Malerie S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stayed in family cabin 2. The location of the campground and the cabin was great. We weren't sure what to expect upon arrival and were pleasantly surprised. The cabin was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The campground amenities were basic. Most of the games in the game room were out of order, bathhouses and laundry facility were dated, and...

Thank Beachmama18
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We've been staying at Bear Den Campground for years - 1st in tents, now in a travel trailer. It has never once let us down. They have spacious sites that aren't piled on top of one another, and all are covered with trees - you feel like you're camping in the middle of the woods. The bathrooms/showers are older but...

2Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and son were able to get the last tent spot there for a one night stay on Labor Day weekend. We were able to fit two tents comfortably (Spot D14). Tent spot had a slight grade, but liveable. Good amount of screening foliage between campsites for a little sense of privacy. Busy weekend, so store was out of...

1Thank Paul D
Conover, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband & I took our brand new 30 ft. RV up to Bear Den on our first trip out with a tow behind car. We had reserved a spot using their online reservation system. First of all the route up the mountain is quite steep, with hair-pin turns which made for a little scary trip up the mountain. The...

1Thank SDaily
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Bear Den is where we go when we want to escape from it all.We usually go in the summer so we can escape the heat and the humidity.I pull a 30 ft travel trailer and have no issues getting here.The campground is very spacious with plenty to do.I spend most of my time at Bear den lake catching catfish. If...

3Thank brentlindsey
Jefferson, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We recently stayed in the honeymoon plus cabin. I absolutely loved it there, it was the perfect little get away. The staff were very nice. We arrived around 2:30, check in is at 3, and thought we would take a chance and see if we could go ahead and get in. We had to wait just a few minutes because...

Thank April M
Matthews, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We camped here for 2 nights with our two children, 4 and 2 years old. Very impressed with the attentive staff and clean bathrooms! They have multiple playgrounds, golf cart rentals, a game room, camp store, a small lake for fishing/swimming, and wifi hot spot at the camp store. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, but I only gave it...

Thank jroper07

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bear Den Family Campground, Campin' Cabins and Rental Villas Open for the Season in Early March. 144 campsites for tents, pop-ups and other types of recreational vehicles adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway. Water, electricity, fire-rings and picnic tables at each campsite. RV sites with full hook-ups - pull thrus. Bear Den Campin’ Cabins offer basic shelter and electricity for 4 to 6 campers. Modern bath houses; each with hot showers and coin-operated washers and dryers. Sanitary disposal stations. Bear Den Family Campground’s Trading Post has ice, drinks, firewood, souvenirs and just about every camping supply you may need as well as some food items for your camping. Due to our location in the mountains we don't have cable, but we do provide free WiFi for your use. We also have two dump stations for your conveniences. Bear Den Family Campground and cabin guests love our lake for swimming, fishing and canoeing. We have a sandy beach and playground, so the whole family can have a fun get-away in the NC Mountains. Bring your fishing poles because North Carolina fishing license is not needed at our lake. And for the hikers, we have plenty of trails for you to explore so don't forget your hiking sticks. Let the kids bring their bicycles, canoes or paddle boards for your stay with us here at Bear Den...we also have basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, shuffleboard and horse shoe courts, playground and a game room with pool tables, air hockey and arcade games. Never a dull day at Bear Den Campground and everything for your enjoyment right here. *Bear Den's campground and rental cabins are open from the first week in March through November 30 - weather permitting. Early spring and late fall in the NC high mountains are tricky to predict. Select Cabins are available for rental year-round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins

Address: 600 Bear Den Mountain Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-8365
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Spruce Pine
Price Range: RM601 - RM735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 129
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“Do not choose site D9 if crowded or C12 (because of hornets nest)”
SDaily, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a site close to, but not downhill from, the bathroom”
Garnermom, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Site D29 was great!”
I857FHmaryl, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Call ahead to specify if you need any of the amenities in working condition.”
81maddym, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Choose your site down hill if its going to be windy otherwise you get everyone elses campfire smoke in your site, your tent. Water and electricity is shared between two sites.”
2Whitakers, 18 May 2014 | Read review
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