VA-Bear Creek Lake State Park

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  1. KJcachers

    KJcachers Active Member

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    anybody have some feedback on this place?
     
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    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    I knew I should have just asked you but this way the thread is there for future searches. Sites look small. Where did you park the TV? [?:~{]
     
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    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    One time in the spring since no one there in the site across from us and the July trip in the gravel area
     
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    thinking of a weekend in June. Not sure yet.
     
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    We stayed there a few years ago for a week. We were across the street from the ranger station. Sites were small and not very private, but except for the weekend we had no near neighbors. We were there in August during a heat wave and spent a lot of time in the lake. Pretty park though, with some beautiful trails in the adjacent state forrest. They had a couple of suspension foot bridges on those trails that the kids loved because they bounced as you walked.
     
  7. Steve A

    Steve A A bad day camping beats a great day at work!

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    KJ, we've gone there several times as tent campers.
    The lake itself is pretty small and suitable for kayaks, canoes and paddleboats.
    Site pads for tents are chipped tires and makes for a pretty soft ground.
    There's only one true waterfront site, but several more with nice water views. There's a small boat ramp right in the site area. We always tied up out paddleboat near there and never had a problem. In fact, we'd encourage other campers to take it out for a spin if we weren't using it.
    There are a few trails of easy to moderate range. Occasionally there'll be guided trail tours and we've gone on them.
    Staff has always been pleasant.
    Bathhouses are okay. Not the worst I've seen and they do get a daily cleaning.
    We've always enjoyed it and rank it among our favorites for tenting. We have not yet taken the PUP, but that's only because of timing. We got the PUP in Nov.
     
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    The sites aren't very big and they are close together so it's best visited on weekdays or on weekends in the cooler months when fewer sites are occupied. The lake is beautiful and there's a fantastic trail system that includes a full loop of the lake (5 mile loop.) All in all it's a great park that can be very quiet and peaceful if you time it right.

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    awesome pics! love the view of the lake. Looks like we need to get this place on our to do list!
     
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    Get to it quick! That view is going to be blocked by leaves soon!

    We sat like that for hours on end doing nothing bot soaking up the sun.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Steve A A bad day camping beats a great day at work!

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    We will save it for late fall after the leaves turn and are falling!


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    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    Amy and I want to go back to Bear Creek this year we love the park.
     

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