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Bear Creek Mountain Campground


Welcome to Bear Creek Mountain Camping, where nature's beauty meets outdoor adventure! Nestled on the mountainside, our campground offers the perfect retreat for those seeking both serenity and excitement amidst the breathtaking beauty of the wilderness.

At Bear Creek, we pride ourselves on providing an authentic mountain camping experience. Bring your own tent and supplies and choose a spot in the woods where you can immerse yourself in nature. Alternatively, let us select a spot for you, ensuring a hassle-free camping experience from start to finish.

Embark on invigorating hikes through lush forest trails, where the air is crisp and the scenery breathtaking. For those seeking aquatic excitement, tubing down the nearby Toe River promises an unforgettable experience, while fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines into pristine waters teeming with trout.

As the day transitions to night, gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows and share stories under the twinkling stars. The tranquil mountain backdrop sets the stage for moments of connection and relaxation with loved ones.

But the adventure doesn't end there. Venture into the surrounding area and discover a wealth of activities, from gem finding expeditions to browsing charming art and antique shops showcasing local talent. Saddle up for a scenic horseback ride at a local ranch, or simply relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. Skiing slopes are about a 45–60-minute drive in the winter.

Plus, don't miss out on the Penland School of Craft, a national craft education center dedicated to the creative life, located just 2.8 miles away—a mere 8 minutes from our doorstep!

Our property boasts its own spring-fed water source, providing crisp, refreshing hydration throughout your stay. And for the ultimate connection with nature, our outdoor shower offers a revitalizing experience from May to November.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Bear Creek Mountain Camping. Your next adventure awaits amidst the beauty of the mountainside.

Site Rules: Before reserving, please ensure that you read all our site rules and are willing to 100% comply with them.


Bear Creek Mountain Campground is located in North Carolina

Detail location of campground


Driving directions from AVL to 1197 Hamburg Rd, Bakersville 67 miles Head southeast on Terminal Dr toward Rental Car Dr 0.4 mi Turn left onto NC-280 / New Airport Rd 0.7 mi Take the ramp on the left for I-26 West / US-74 West and head toward Asheville 12.3 mi, 12 min Take the ramp on the right for US-19 North / US-23 North / I-240 East / I-26 West and head toward Asheville 0.8 mi Keep left to stay on I-26 W / US-19 N / US-23 N 18.3 mi At Exit 9, head right on the ramp for US-23A North / US-19 North toward Burnsville / Spruce Pine 14.3 mi Keep straight to get onto US-19E N / W US Highway 19E 15 mi Turn left onto NC-226 / S 226 Hwy 3.5 mi Turn right onto Bear Creek Rd 0.4 mi Keep straight to get onto Hamburg Trail 0.4 mi Road name changes to Hamburg Rd 0.8 mi Arrive at 1197 Hamburg Rd on the left, up a steep hill. The last intersection before your destination is Alfred Woody Dr If you reach Carp Pond Rd, you've gone too far.


35.97704999999999 N
82.11631999999997 W

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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires


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2 Reviews

Will H.
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2023

Had a blast

Just a beautiful place camped for a weekend with my son and we couldn't have been more happy with the set up. Thanks Michelle!

Sitewe hiked to it
Month of VisitAugust
Michelle S.
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2023

A slice of heaven

Hi! I’m Michelle and the proud owner of a side of a mountain in the Appalachian mountains! I’m in the process of building 4 cabins and one glamping tent. I’ve decided to open the property to campers that like camping off grid with a tent that want to be part of this area at an affordable price. Find your own spot in the mountain, there are plenty!

SiteBear Creek Mountain Campsite
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Bear Creek Mountain Campground by Michelle S., June 7, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Bear Creek Mountain Campground?

Camping at Bear Creek Mountain Campground can cost between $25.00 and $30.00 depending on the site.

Are fires allowed at Bear Creek Mountain Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Bear Creek Mountain Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Bear Creek Mountain Campground have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Bear Creek Mountain Campground does have wifi.