Bear Creek Lake State Park


5.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

Less than an hour west of Richmond and nestled in the heart of Cumberland State Forest, Bear Creek Lake is the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast. Activities center on the park's 40-acre lake complete with a boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. The park offers camping, cabins, a meeting facility, an archery range, lakeside picnicking, playgrounds, hiking and access to a 14-mile multi-use trail in the state forest.

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 forest roads with and without gates enables great hiking, mountain biking and nature observation
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Posted by: TrailAPI on April 10, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Camping, cabins, small lake boating (no gas powered motors), hiking, swimming in season, archery

    Campground Amenities

    Bathhouses with hot showers, some sites have electric and water hookups, dump station, lakeview sites

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    Reviews of Bear Creek Lake State Park

    Reviewed by Krubbo on March 24, 2016

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    It was definitely a nice place to stay. The bathrooms are kept clean. We stayed in the Acorn Loop so the lake was just steps away. Some of the campsites are kind of close together so you dont get much privacy but I was lucky enough to get the one with the most privacy. There are lots of places to fish here and trails to walk. My whole family had a great time!
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    Reviewed by Capt.Mayers on July 15, 2013

    (4 out of 4 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Very good campground. There's fishing, a beach, bathrooms, wifi, store, and so much more.
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    Reviewed by pierceboysthree on January 27, 2012

    (8 out of 10 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Great place, quiet, large sites, lots to do but without taking away from the camping effect.
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