Bear Den Campground Spruce Pine
Where is it at?
Bear Den Campground
600 Bear Den Mountain Road
Where are we going today?
Fancy having a family weekend away rather than a family day out? Check out Bear Den Campground because with 400 acres of wood, mountaintop acres adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's a pretty awesome spot to take the family!
Bear Den has hundreds of camping sites for families, whether you have a tent, or an RV. They have full hook up sites, as well as simple sites if you want to just get back to nature.
They even have rustic Campin' Cabins and Mountain View Villas for you if you want a bit more luxury to your stay!
Bear Den has been giving families camping fun for over 50 years, so you know that's a LOT of happy families!
Bear Den has all the amenities you would want in a family campground to make your stay super fun. They have water, electricity, picnic tables and fire-rings at each campsite, and the RV sites have pull thrus too if you have a super big rig.
They have modern bath houses with coin operated washers and dryers, as well as hot showers (music to our ears!), and the super handy Trading Post with firewood, drinks, groceries, and camp supplies.
If you are a keen fishing family, then check out the lake perect for fishing (no licence needed in North Carolina) and it's a great place for those swimmers too. There is a sand beach too - who knew!
If you would prefer to get out onto the water itself, there are canoes and paddle-boats available for rent.
Kids have plenty to do, with ping-pong, shuffleboard, square dancing, basketball, horse shoes, volleybal, badminton...that's not even everything!
Family fun with this family operated campground perfect for your North Carolina adventure!
What is there to do?
Plenty to do! You have the lake with fishing and swimming, with paddle boats and canoes there to rent. They have play areas with activities like badminton, basketball, horse shoes, and swings. They even have square dancing! There are also miles of nature trails too - like we said, PLENTY to do!
How much does it cost?
- Full hook up $45 - $47 / day
- Tents $35 - $37 / day
Facilities on site
They have 144 campsites for tents, pop-ups and other types of recreational vehicles. There is water, electricity, picnic tables and fire-rings at each campsite.
You've got hot showers, and coin operated laundry and dryers too! There are cabins and villas too for more comfort - some with Jacuzzi spa tubs!
When can we go?
March 1 thru November 30, weather permitting.
The Trading Post is the place to get groceries, and drinks, and it's there you can also get firewood, souvenirs and other items you might need!.
Need a little extra help?
If you need assistance, just give them a call in advance to see how they can help.
The cabins have fully equipped kitchens so you can cook your own meals comfortably!.
What people are saying?
by Mike M
Nice camprounds. Mediocre bathrooms. All sites have power and water and they do charge premium for their tent sites. They accept AAA discounts :) Overall, 3 stars are a good description.
by Roger Theman
DO NOT camp here. We were charged a full rate to rent their on site RV. However, the awning is "not allowed" to be used unless the campers put up a $1,000 deposit in case a tree limb falls and damages the awning!! Unfriendly staff. They take your money and do not give you what you paid for. Stay Away.
by George Brake
Nice, woodsy campground. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful. There is a lot of topography at this campground; your kids may find riding bikes is a lot of work :) The bathhouses are older, both sinks clogged in the men's room by our site and the water was barely hot enough to shower, but man were they clean. The swimming hole was very nice and there are trails all around the campground. We really enjoyed ourselves and will return. I would definitely recommend to trailer and tent campers. I would be hesitant to drive an RV...Read More
by Tim Clifton
This place is awesome. My new favorite get away. Try the Creek side cabins
by Todd Evans
Been visiting this site for over 20 years. Nothings been changed except the addition of the cabins. Same ole' bathrooms with toilets that work half the time. However rates have over doubled in 20 years. Now they added a $2 a night pet fee for a campsite and went to a rate to charge more on weekends. Guess they think it's Disneyland..
by George Brake
Nice, woodsy campground. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful. There is a lot of topography at this campground; your kids may find riding bikes is a lot of work :) The bathhouses are older, both sinks clogged in the men's room by our site and the water was barely hot enough to shower, but man were they clean. The swimming hole was very nice and there are trails all around the campground. We really enjoyed ourselves and will return. I would definitely recommend to trailer and tent campers. I would be hesitant to drive an RV in and out of there daily though to visit attractions; once in and once out is fine but that entrance road is curvy and steep.