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.
This place is absolutely the best, the staff were very friendly and accommodating, the many trails make for a great adventure and a nice lake to fish in. We stayed in one of the creek side cabins and it was wonderful, quite peaceful and very clean. Would highly recommend.
My family has visited Bear Den several times. This past visit was the first we have been in a while. There has been a few upgrades to the campground which was nice. There are several things that need better up keep though. We had trouble with a neighboring camp site but had no way to have any assistance. There is a phone # to text on brochure but says for emergencies and we had absolutely no cell service to text. A lot of the games in game room was older and out dated and the ping pong game was a charge which we feel was crazy at $10 a person for paddles then you have to buy your balls also.
We've camped at Bear Den since 2005. The grounds are well maintained and the staff is welcoming. Camp Hosts are knowledgeable and friendly. We've stayed in Sections A, B & C over the years. The sites are nicely spaced apart with trees or Mountain Laurel or Rhododendrons in between each. The owners have really improved and/or upgraded what was already a great campground. Whether you tent camp, RV camp or rent a cabin you won't be disappointed.
We stayed during a winter storm. The staff were friendly and had lots of information. The sites were clean and the park is well maintained. There is lots to do, whether you are a kid or adult. Would definitely visit again!
Each year our family loves to pick a new spot in the North Carolina Mountains to visit and go hiking, this year we tried Bear Den and stayed in on of there cabins. One of my co-workers visit this area a month ago and told us about it. We had a wonderful time, the leasing office was very helpful and kind. We will be back soon!
We were so thankful to be able to find an RV spot since we didn’t book ahead during peak season. We were not sure what we would find when we arrived but it was amazing! The staff was so welcoming, friendly, and attentive/available when needed. When I made the reservation the same day, the front desk lady gave us the best directions to avoid sketchy conditions for pulling a travel trailer. I even called her back a couple of times to make sure we were on the right track. We didn’t use the bathhouse but, from the outside, it looked well maintained as well as the rest of the park. We were very pleased and will be back to this park! We also own an RV rental company and will be recommending this park to our clients.
We stayed this past Halloween weekend in space 8D, a pull thru space. Nice’s spot. It was wet and rainy most of our stay but was still very pleasant. Friendly staff, clean park. Not too bad getting in and out. Great for the family. We’ll definitely be going back.
This campground is such a gem!! They provided wonderful customer service! The staff was very friendly and the campground was very clean and tidy. This was our first visit and we stayed for 5 nights in our 34 foot travel trailer. Our site was ample for our needs. The road is a little tight and curvy coming into it off the Parkway so be prepared but there were units there much bigger than us that navigated it. It is a great location to be able to see and do a number of things. Definitely will go back!!
We loved the privacy of the sites but we damaged our 40’ Class A coach on the convoluted turns as we departed our site. For that reason, we won’t return nor recommend it to anyone except those with a tent or very small camper. The campground is a dust bowl—when vehicles or maintenance golf carts passed our site, the dust stirred up was horrible. I suppose that had there been rain, it would have been a mess with mud. It’s disappointing to not be able to recommend this huge facility but it just isnt a match for us.
We have camped for years but only recently found Bear Den. Upon arrival you will be greeted by the friendly staff. A staff member will personally escort you to your site and help you get parked. The property is beautiful and the full hookups are great. We love the hiking trails. Bear Den is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I would highly recommend this campground!