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Bear Creek Lake State Park

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Great area to relax and do a little fishing and swimming. But it’s a must that you bring your... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Henrico, Virginia
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Wonderful Place to Camp!!

Bear Creek Lake State Park is a wonderful place to visit if you are looking for a relaxing camping... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Madilynne T
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22 Bear Creek Lake Rd, Cumberland, VA 23040-2322
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst place ever.The staff never do their jobs maintaining grounds.Staff sit around all-day, only hire friends and family deny everyone else. Even the Paw enforcement is lazy helpless and not usefull the park waste more money than anything else because they pay people to do...More

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Bear Creek Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This review is so contrary to what we normally hear about this park. Please reach out to me at nancy.heltman@dcr.virginia.gov so I can research specifics.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Great area to relax and do a little fishing and swimming. But it’s a must that you bring your sunscreen and plenty of bug spray.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Bear Creek Lake State Park is a wonderful place to visit if you are looking for a relaxing camping getaway! Tons of people love coming to camp here after hiking on the Virginia Creeper Trail! There are great camp sites to choose from, beautiful views,...More

Thank Madilynne T
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This camping/fishing/ historical sight seeing trip had been planned months in advance. I had hesitated about booking a camping trip in Virginia state parks for some time because the Virginia did not permit site specific reservations until recently. Bear Creek Lake State Park is one...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Stayed here with our new popup camper this past weekend and enjoyed it a lot! Campground was almost full, and beach had 50-75 people each day. Staff says it gets 200-300 people in the busy parts of the summer, which seems like it would be...More

1  Thank mentally_on_vacation
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to camp after biking the Virginia Creeper. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Clean restrooms and the camping areas were very well maintained.i would reccomend this campground.

Thank justice70
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I grew up in bear creek lake area. Its was nice then but now it's a really Gd &clean park. It has bbq grills or bring ur own. Nice concession stand.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice park. I went with a few friends and rented stand up paddleboards. They also rent kayaks, paddleboats and John boats for fishing on the lake. They have a nice, although small, beach area for swimming, and several good trails for...More

Thank Brianne J
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The trails are the best marked of any place I have visited. The swimming area was nice. We had the camping area pretty much to ourselves. Very well maintained park, and great staff. We will have to come back!

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

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

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2 August 2018|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Yes we do.
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.
Lizz B
10 March 2016|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Each campsite has space for at least one vehicle, usually two. So you would be able to park right at your site.