Bear Creek Lake


brochure Bear Creek Lake - Trails

Trail Guide for Bear Creek Lake State Park (SP) in Virginia. Published by Virginia State Parks.

WELCOME TO BEAR CREEK LAKE STATE PARK. To make your visit safe and more pleasant, we ask that you observe the following: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Park in designated areas only. Please note there is a parking fee charged year-round at all Virginia State Parks. Self-pay parking information is available at the contact station. PRESERVE – Help preserve your park. Please don’t cut or mar any plants or trees. Collecting animal or plant life is allowed only for scientific purposes by permit from the Richmond headquarters. Don’t feed any wild animals. ALCOHOL - State law permits alcohol use only in private areas (inside your cabin or camping unit) or in areas designated on permits issued by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. PETS - Pets are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pet. Pets must be attended at all times. DRONES AND OTHER AIRCRAFT - Drones, other unmanned aerial vehicles, including remote control aircraft, and aircraft in general may not be flown in state parks pursuant to 4VAC5-30-400. LITTER - Please help us keep the park clean by placing litter and recyclables in the proper receptacles and recycle centers or carrying out your trash. The releasing of balloons is not allowed. Decorative balloons must be deflated and disposed of as trash. FIRE - Help prevent wildfires. Fires must be confined to grills, camp stoves or designated fire rings. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished when left. Firewood is generally available for purchase at the park. Campers and guests may collect only downed and dead firewood. We enforce all seasonal and emergency bans on open fires. POLLUTION - Help reduce pollution. Dump stations, laundry sinks and slop sinks, where available, are for the disposal of wastewater. No boat, RV or car washing. SWIMMING - Guarded lake-swimming is generally available for a fee at the designated swimming beach during scheduled hours between the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. The weather and other issues beyond our control may reduce the availability of guarded swimming. Outside of scheduled hours, guests may swim at the designated beach within marked areas at their own risk. Swimming anywhere else in the park at any time is prohibited. FISHING - A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required. GUESTS - Your guests are our guests. For everyone’s safety and security, please register all visitors with the park office. Visitors will not be admitted to camping and cabin areas unless so identified. Visitors are permitted only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. QUIET HOURS - Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The use of generators is prohibited at all times. CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT POLICY Camping: Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out 1 p.m. Cabins: Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out 10 a.m. In many cases, campers may be accommodated prior to the official check-in. Please remember that only those 18 or older may register. The registrant is responsible for all occupants of the campsite or cabin. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy park amenities prior to check-in. Overnight guests are encouraged to be familiar with the early departure policy since it impacts any refund due. The policy and frequently asked questions are here: CAMPING - Camping is allowed only in designated campgrounds and only after following the proper checkin procedure described in the Reservation and Fees Guide available at the park office. Campsite occupancy is a maximum of six people or the number of people in a single household. Two camping units are allowed per campsite; only one axled camper is allowed per site. All camping units, equipment and vehicles must be placed within the perimeter of the designated campsite without infringing on adjoining campsites or vegetation. Where high-impact areas are designated, all camping units, equipment and vehicles must be within the area’s defined borders. Park in designated areas only. PARKING - Only two motor vehicles, as well as the camping unit, are permitted on a campsite without incurring additional fees. Cabin guests are allowed two vehicles for a one or two-bedroom cabin, three vehicles for a threebedroom cabin and six vehicles for a sixbedroom cabin per day without an additional parking fee charge. Those with additional vehicles must pay a parking fee for each day the vehicle is in the park. The number of vehicles allowed to park at the cabin varies according to site design and other factors. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas, either at the cabin or in the designated overflow parking area. Primitive and hike-in sites may have specific parking restrictions. The maximum overnight stay per park is 14 days in any 30-day period. PARK ACCESSIBILITY - We strive to make each park as barrier-free as possible. Universally accessible facilities are available throughout Virginia State Parks. EMERGENCY - For fire or medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. For law enforcement or facility emergency, dial 800-933-7275 and press 1. For after hours nonemergency assistance, please call 800-933-7275, press 2 and follow the prompts to the Park. INFORMATION - For more information on Virginia State Parks or to make a cabin or campsite reservation, call 800-933-PARK or visit The Customer Service Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on all state holidays. Bear Creek Lake State Park TRAIL GUIDE VIRGINIA STATE PARKS ARE A TONIC FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. Museums, visitor centers and nearby historic sites make state parks cultural treasures. The recreational opportunities in state parks are endless and easy to see – from swimming and boating to horseshoes and hiking, there’s always something to do in a Virginia State Park. 22 Bear Creek Lake Road Cumberland, Virginia 23040 804-492-4410 WWW.VIRGINIASTATEPARKS.GOV 800-933-PARK Bear Creek Lake State Park O 22 Bear Creek Lake Road, Cumberland, Virginia 23040 804-492-4410, Archery Group Campground Sanitary Disposal Station Boat Ramp Lakeside Snack Bar Showers / Bathhouse Boat Rental Office Swimming Area Bunk House Parking Trash / Recycling Cabin Area Picnic Shelter WiFi Campground Playground Emergency Phone Point of Interest Green 1.75 H Coyote Gold 0.05 H Kastrel Red 0.15 H Lakeside Orange 1.5 H Lost Barr Loop Purple 1.75 H Otter Pink 0.15 H Quail Ridge Yellow 0.4 H Running Cedar Blue 0.3 H Virginia State Forests Headquarters White 16.0 H B = Biking E = Equestrian = Moderate = Difficult O ak R ll Hi d Bear Dr Heron Cree k Fo at de esi ctor k a L nne Co rest Rd Beaver Run Trail dg ra eT 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 Miles il Forest View Rd 0 ail Ri 628 rel T r Coyote Trail a r t B ecto s Lo onn C 629 Cu ul m b ti- e Us rla e nd Tr ai l H,B,E Kest M 14.0 10-13 ai l Qu ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! H = Hiking = Easy Lt. Blue Bear Creek Hall Lakeside Snack Bar rr ! Willis River 7-9 Blue State Forest Trails CMT Otter Trail Pine Knob Bike Area Ch Lo ann op el C Channel Cat Loop 1-6 Boo Fore ker st R ! d H Difficulty Legacy Wayside Interpretive Area Bear Creek Lake ! 0.05 666 ! Burgundy Running Cedar Trail Kingfis her Rd Beaver Run Black Oak Loop Acorn Loop Usage nd la rail r be T m se Cu lti-U u M Chestnut Loop Lo s Lo t B op arr Milage Channel Cat Loop iver T rail Restrooms Willis R 629 Fishing Pier / Platform Blaze ll Hi Archery Area Accessible Trails ak To Trents Mill Rd (Rt 622) and James Anderson Hwy (Rt 60) Rd

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