Bear Den Family Campground and Cabin guests love our lake/beach for swimming and fishing (no license required). For hikers, we have over 13 miles of trails for you to explore and a 50 foot Waterfall.
Let the kids bring their bicycles to Bear Den…we also have basketball, volleyball, table tennis, shuffleboard, horse shoe courts, playgrounds 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. We have cable TV in our fully-furnished cabins and free WiFi hotspots at 3 locations throughout the resort.
Bear Den's Trading Post has ice, drinks, firewood, souvenirs as well as some food items for your camping needs. We also carry a variety of gear for Camping, Hiking and Backpacking.
If you are looking for a campground that is quiet and secluded - this is your place!
We are a tent camping family so we stayed in Section “A.” It was really quiet, everyone was respectful of quiet hours. The bathhouse was very well maintained and clean. Never out of soap or toilet paper - biggest plus were the hot showers!
The campsites were spaced out perfectly with enough natural separation from trees, bushes, etc. The campsites were also pretty large, at least ours was. Just make sure you read the size of the campsite before you book because we noticed a sizes difference amongst all them.
I read a lot of reviews about cellphone service prior to coming, and they were all pretty accurate. My husband and I have Verizon wireless, and we had about 2 bars of LTE (when we weren’t connected to the wifi at the campground) which was enough service to call family and friends, but not enough to text or load any apps.
Overall, huge recommend. So much to do, so peaceful, relaxing, and super scenic. P.S. the blue ridge parkway in the fall is something out of a fairytale, just gorgeous.
We had a great time relaxing by the camp fire, hiking the trails, and enjoying some time away front town/city life. It was quiet, semi private, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Sites range from tent to cabin, with electric, water and on some sites, sewer hook up. We had a camper van. The site was leveled well, so no jacks were needed to level up the van. Hikes lead to overlooks and waterfalls, and some are quite strenuous. The ground sparkles with mica, giving it a reflective, magical appearance. We had a relaxing and fun time and recommend this for campers. AAA discounts apply, to make it downright cheap to enjoy a getaway.
This campground is literally in the Blue Ridge mountains. So be prepared for winding roads. We did this pulling a 31 ft camper. Also the drive going in and out of the campground is pretty steep and only a single lane. They say they have good wifi and cell service, Maury determined that was a lie! They Only have wifi at the store and bath houses. But if you are going to get away from technology, then this may be your place. I will say the blue hike to the waterfall was worth the 3 hour trip we took. It’s pretty treacherous but so worth it. Would we stay again? Nope! It’s very very close to other campers you can hear the other campers talk in their RVs. For it to be a campground in the Blue Ridge it sure has a lot of camping spots close together. We had a camper behind us in cabin and on both sides with nothing separating but a small ditch. The hike and waterfall was amazing though.
Located directly off Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 324.8 Spruce Pine N.C. Site are level well shaded with a little separation from neighboring sites. Full hookups including sewer, which was a first for us, and clean bathhouse. The only real knocks I would give it are the gas powered golf carts they rent to those that want them. Noisy and smelly with kids behind the wheel just joyriding not really going anywhere but back and forth by our campsite. Proximity to all the Parkway has to offer is it’s greatest asset. Within minutes of a u-pick apple orchard, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mtn., The towns of Banner Elk, Boone, and Blowing Rock. Our site overlooked a heavily wooded valley that lit up every night with fireflies. It was hard for me to find any negatives.
It is a nice family campground that is expanding their footprint. The lots are level and offer plenty of room to spread out. The bath houses are outdated but do the job. There are several hiking trails on the property that go to some amazing views. There is also a waterfall and small lake that is nice. We went over Labor Day weekend, which I know is bad. They were completely booked and it was very crowded. But if you were at your campsite you really didn’t notice except for the noise. This campground is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway so there are an abundance of things to do close by.
We have been very impressed with our stay. Clean bath houses, courteous neighbors, good set up. The playground across from our site was a bonus for our 6yo. Great weather and close to many fun things around. Altapass orchard, Little Switzerland, Lineville Falls and Emerald Village Gem Mining.
The campground was very clean and well-kept. We were in C-11 across from the playground. The noise wasn’t bad as 3 of ours contributed to it. Sites are somewhat close together but still offer plenty of privacy.
Very family friendly. Great campground with bathhouses with hot showers, playgrounds, swimming fishing, golf cart rentals and best of all it is a mile off the Blue ridge parkway!
My two teenage boys and I stayed in a“Cozy Cabin”. They are bigger than they look in the picture. There is a countertop next to the front door and plenty of room for all of our gear. There is a water spigot and electrical outlet on the outside and two outlets inside the cabin. The resort is kind of small but there are a few playgrounds and a small pond to go swimming and fishing in, and several hiking trails. I was impressed with how clean the cabins and bathrooms were.
Bear Den Family Campground is a great place to camp right off The Blue Ridge Parkway. The drive is so scenic, offering arguably some of the best mountain views of the smokies. The surrounding area is just beautiful, lots of hiking opportunities, or just sightseeing. We found a winery nearby, Linville Falls Winery, and it was amazing. We also visited a town called Little Switzerland, and it was so neat! The campground was very clean and well maintained, and is pretty large, with amazing tent sites, as well as rv sites. There’s a small lake for fishing (posted-no license required), and also has a roped off swimming area. There’s a camp store, however it was closed due to COVID-19, but we were able to grab some firewood and ice and they just charged my card. I also saw a few playgrounds, a basketball court, and an event shelter. The tent loop was very impressive, the sites were spacious and secluded, with lots of trees between, and mostly all would be good for a rooftop tent, or hammock camping. The hookup sites were nice, most I saw looked mostly level. Bear Den is a great place, we look forward to returning!