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Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins

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600 Bear Den Mountain Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-8365
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#1 of 3 in Spruce Pine
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4.3
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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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Cindy K wrote a review Apr 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Stephanie J wrote a review Apr 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Mark Krauss, Owner at Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins
Responded 2 weeks ago
Very sorry to hear you did not have the best possible stay. We will try to do a better job at communicating to our arriving guests that the ping pong deposit is fully refunded when the paddles come back, that our game room has all new machines in it (since 2021), and that guests with insufficient cell phone coverage should come into the office first thing the next morning so that we can encourage their neighbors to be more quiet. Although we are more wooded than most campgrounds, we do get some noisy guest complaints and do follow up on them immediately. (Most of our guests do have cell phone coverage, but some carriers do not have a good signal in our area). We want all of our guests to have a great stay in the mountains. Thank you for your comments.
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Stodd wrote a review Apr 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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pattyptn wrote a review Mar 2022
Fremont, North Carolina4 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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salmo121mora wrote a review Nov 2021
Clayton, North Carolina25 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Dina wrote a review Nov 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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The Berry’s wrote a review Nov 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Carey wrote a review Oct 2021
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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!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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lauralane17 wrote a review Oct 2021
Geneseo, New York9 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Mark Krauss, Owner at Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins
Responded Nov 1, 2021
Laura, we would love to know more about what happened, so please call us, as we have no record of your stay. We serve 1000's of RV guests each year, with 40 to 42' being our max RV length on some of our sites, and most sites for 30-38' RV's. We have no mud, but can get some gravel dust in exceptionally dry periods. As you can see from our other reviews, most of our guests have a great experience without damage to their RV. Very sorry you had a bad experience ... let us know what site it was so we can improve it for others.
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David H wrote a review Sep 2021
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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!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$169 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsSpruce Pine
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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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).
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and self serve laundry.
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).