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Beartree Recreation Area

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About This Campground

George Washington & Jefferson National Forests


Relax at this popular, yet peaceful recreation area beside Beartree Lake complete with campsites, a picnic area, nearby trails and a scenic lake. Campsites are popular with tent campers since there are no hookups, but RVs are welcome and easily accommodated. Group sites are available…

Fee Info

$24 per single site per night (max 2 tents, 8 people, 2 vehicles). $48 per double site per night (max 4 tents 16 people, 4 vehicles.). $5 dump station fee (non campers). $55 group camping (reservation only). Discounts available for most sites for Senior Pass Holders.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly


7 Reviews of Beartree Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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kevin M.
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2022

Woodsy and Peaceful

I went with the Scouts. The sites were clean with running water and restroom/shower facilities a short walk away. The sites are separated by thick tree growth so even though they are close together, they feel secluded.

Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2020

Wonderful but dark

Agree with all previous post. Beautiful campground. Site surrounded by rhododendrons. Private. But not much sun reaches the ground level.

Angie G.
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2020

Unplugging in Virginia

This campground was so secluded with each site being surrounded by rhododendron and trees. You can hammock or set up tents in a large space. We stayed in the Chipmunk Circle in both site #31 and #21. The bathrooms are by site #11 where the camp host is stationed. We loved the campground and there…

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Beartree Recreation Area is located in Virginia


From I-81 Southbound: Take exit 29 at Glade Spring, turn left at bottom of ramp and go about ¼ mile to traffic light at intersection of Rt. 91 and Rt. 11. Then proceed straight through the traffic light and follow Rt. 91 for 13 miles to the Beartree entrance on the left (paved FS 837). From I-81 Northbound: Take exit 19 at Abingdon onto US 58 east. Go about 12 miles to Damascus. Continue on US 58 east another seven miles to the campground entrance on the left. From the entrance off US 58 to the entrance station is approximately one mile. The family campground loops are approximately three miles from the entrance station, and the group camping loops are approximately ½ mile from the entrance station.


36.66700094 N
81.68200082 W

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