BEAR CREEK LAKE STATE PARK, VA

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Nestled in the heart of Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia's Cumberland County, Bear Creek Lake State Park offers the amenities of the larger parks without the crowds. Activities revolve around the 40 acre lake with a boat launch, swimming beach, lakeside picnicking, cabins, camping...

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Description

Nestled in the heart of Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia's Cumberland County, Bear Creek Lake State Park offers the amenities of the larger parks without the crowds. Activities revolve around the 40 acre lake with a boat launch, swimming beach, lakeside picnicking, cabins, camping and hiking trails. Only non-gasoline powered boats are allowed on Bear Creek Lake.

The park is surrounded by the 16,000 acre Cumberland State Forest, which provides opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities. Four small lakes in the state forest are managed by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for recreational fishing. A network of gated and non-gated forest roads provides hiking, mountain biking and nature observation.

Size: 326.4 acres; Lake Size: 40 acres

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Beach Area
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Cabins
  • Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Conference Center
  • Dump Station
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Family Lodge
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Lake
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Showers - Hot
  • Snack Bar
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Trails - Bridle
  • Trails, Bicycle
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BEAR CREEK LAKE STATE PARK
22 BEAR CREEK LAKE ROAD
CUMBERLAND  VA  23040-9518

Phone Number:

Information:  (804)492-4410