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Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins

600 Bear Den Mountain Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-8365
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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.

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James P wrote a review Today
Rock Hill, South Carolina31 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed over the weekend at Bear Den. It was our first time out with our new travel trailer and we wanted to go somewhere highly rated and beautiful. We were not disappointed. Everything was wonderful. We actually were there to feel the tremors from the biggest earthquake to hit the area in over 100 years! Communication between staff and guests was always informational and polite. Everything was well maintained, safe, quiet, and the views were stunning. Stay in Area D for easy access to trails, Area C is closer to the lake and Bathouse. You must hike to the waterfall on-site.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kim W wrote a review Aug 9
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Bear Den was the perfect place to take our grandchildren camping. The property is well maintained, clean and spacious. The grands especially enjoyed playing in the pond, the games at the arcade and the playgrounds. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Deebow62 wrote a review Jul 2020
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This property is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and as others have said very close to many area attractions. It is also very close to Spruce Pine and Wal-Mart which might not sound like a big deal until you need something. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything about the property was well maintained. Every time I went to the bath house in section D, it was clean and stocked with paper and hand soap. The trails on the property are scenic and well marked. The swimming in the lake was great for my dog and grand kids. There are fish in the lake, but they are smart and a challenge to catch since they are used to people trying to catch them. The one thing I did not like about the property is the paving material they used on the pad. I am not sure how to describe it except to say the "gravel" or "rock" they used was very jagged and sharp. It was not rounded like river rock or what I normally seem to find at camp grounds. We had a brand new polyfiber rug in front of our camper that now has holes in it from the material the pad was made out of. As another reviewer said the sites are not really private and not as large as we typically find in a state park. Never the less they are adequate. Over all I would recommend Bear Den if you are looking for a nice clean convenient park to spend a few days at.
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Date of stay: July 2020
mountainmama79 wrote a review Jul 2020
Morgantown, West Virginia138 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed here on our way down to the Smokies. The location is perfect, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway about 7 miles south of Linville Falls. We stayed in our travel trailer with full hook ups in area D. Nice level sites, very friendly staff. Sites aren’t really private, it’s a very large campground. Lots of families with kids. There is plenty to do right on the resort...biking, swimming, fishing, and some hiking trails. Linville Falls, Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, and the many trails on the BRP are within 25 miles. Great place to spend a few days or a a couple of weeks. We would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Max G wrote a review Jul 2020
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Beautiful space right off parkway with lots of options on the grounds and within 30 minutes. Highly recommend. Kids had a blast swimming. Need to bring a fishing pole next time. Looking forward to out next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2020
$174 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsSpruce Pine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Whiteside Mountain (4.2 miles), Linville Caverns (2.8 miles), and The Orchard at Altapass (3.0 miles).
Is parking available at Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include Famous Louise's Rock House Restaurant, Burger King, and The Frosty Shack.
Are pets allowed at Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins?
Many travelers enjoy visiting rocks and things (5.7 miles).