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Bear Den Campground

Spruce Pine, North Carolina


600 Bear Den Mountain Rd
Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777
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Sites: 144
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.89307
Longitude: -81.97482

Elevation: 2892' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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31 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This amazing campground resort is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 324, a short ride from Spruce Pine, NC. We stayed with a 39 ft Fifth wheel and are just under their 40 ft. maximum. The new owners of 3 years, are busy updating the park to its original glory. This RV and tent campground is located in the Pusgah National Forest area and the sites are wooded and spaced nicely apart. This is the nicest family resort that we have stayed at on the East coast. If you like fishing, swimming, hiking trails with waterfalls, game rooms and much more, you will love this resort. They also have cabins for non campers. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
C24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Resort store has some convenience items but Spruce Pine shopping is about 15 minutes away.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is about a half mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway down a winding, gravel road. I was traveling the parkway in the off season and this was the only campground open. I got there just before they closed the office. A very friendly young lady swiftly checked me in. The campground is split into two halves, each on a wooded hill with and valley and lake between them. I was placed in a site on the further half. It was a smaller site, water and electric only, but I only needed the power. Power at the site showed a reversed polarity, but since I was the only one in this section, I moved to the next site over. Site was graveled and level. The roads in the campground were all steep and of loose gravel, except right near the office. Very tight maneuvering, but there were some big rigs back in the furthest section. The bath house was very clean but also very dated and unheated. Never could get the wifi to work, even near the campground office the next morning. Office and store was well stocked, even in the off season. I would stay again, but in warmer weather. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Found a great Brewery in Spruce Pine, Dry County Brewing. It is basically a pizza place that brews their own, very good beers.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is located off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Plenty of signs along the major roads providing directions to the campground. The road into the campground is rough with steep hills and narrow lanes. There are a couple of hairpin turns that might be difficult for big rigs. In fact I did not see any class As in the campgrounds. Check in was easy but the map to the campsite was not particularly clear and we had trouble finding our campsite. A guide would had been helpful. Roads in the campground are very tight and are difficult to maneuver. The campsites in the "C" section are very small and close together.
Sites have full hook-ups, picnic tables and fire pit. Wi-Fi is only available at the office, no cable and no AT&T. Sites are fairly level. There was some nice equipment in the playground.
We camped here for a week. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-16
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We camped from Oct 3 to the 10, too early for the fall colors.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is the best of all campgrounds we have visited. Our stay was wonderful. Best father and son weekend. We set for an ARRL Ham Radio Emergency Communication Exercise. This took place over the entire weekend. The management team was super nice. One of the managers check with us to see if there was any thing he could help us with. He took lots of pictures of our operation and radio setup. Made 93 contacts all over the USA and lots of countries were also contacted using a 36 foot antenna about 25 feet above the ground. We got permission to put the antenna in the trees around the site. Thanks again owners and staff, you are the greatest. Looking forward to going it again next year. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Group Site D
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are so many things to do around this campground that you would have to stay a week.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Nice clean bathhouse's Staff was nice. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This was a great campground. Unfortunately we only spent 1 night here, but would have loved to stay longer. We would definitely return. Yes, the road in and out is a little harrowing and the roads inside were tight. We have a 30ft with a car hauler. We didn't want to have to drop the car due to it only being 1 night. The people were very accommodating and provide a big enough campsite and escort to site. Also, we walked to get firewood and they gave us a ride back to site in golf cart due to our age and the big hill and it getting late. Nicest people and quiet and scenic campground. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived on a Friday afternoon. We were in the B section of the campground. The check in process was smooth and the employees were very friendly. The site was fairly level and large enough for our camper and a tent. The sites were fairly close together, however, we still felt that we had our privacy. The only complaint here is that nobody showed us to our campsite so we went in the wrong way due to not so great signage. Other than that we had a very pleasant stay here. We would stay again just because the staff was so nice and the grounds were so clean and well kept. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park -- I marked it as big rig access but you should know that the road to the campground is gravel. Maybe big rig access but not big rig friendly. Interior roads are narrow and there are tight turns in the campground. It would be very helpful if there was an escort for big rigs. The staff is very friendly and helpful but the desk clerk apparently was not familiar with the interior of the park. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

If your tired of being at a campground lined up with other RVs this is the place to go. Secluded campsites. Also, they have a short but somewhat challenging hiking trail that leads to waterfall. Great views from the Blue ridge pkwy. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

There are quite a few pluses for this campground: the staff is extremely nice and helpful, family friendly and the kids love the amenities, and it's in a beautiful area of the blue ridge mountains. That said, there are some minuses: the power quality is low (my meter had swings from 120 - 96v), leveling at the sites can be hard, if not impossible, and the restrooms could/should have been cleaned more often. I don't know if we would stay here again. Perhaps if other options weren't available. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Great great campground. Very friendly staff. Have camped here for around 20 years. Come every summer. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here three times and we love it! Lovely views, large campsites, and everyone is really nice. Right on the Blue Ridge Parkway too. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

First the good. This campground location is great, has a very remote feeling with nice views. Access is off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Now for the bad. Access is marginal for big rigs, not all sites are level, bathroom facilities are very marginal and dirty, and they charge extra for Wi-Fi service. The price of $45 per night is way too high for what you get. There are better options in the area for less money. We will not return. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Well, this is a strange review. I've stayed at this campground for many many years, but due to the outdated bathrooms and high cost of a night I decided to visit another campground this year. I have to say that my steering somewhere else this year, really made me realize how poorly maintained this campground is. The bathrooms are very outdated. Water and sand always on the floor. Toilets always plugged up. Many sites are unlevel. You have to pay for internet by the day. These are good people running this campground and the location is to die for, but this campground is overpriced for what they are offering. The only thing they kept up with the times on, was the pricing. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We had a wonderful stay here at Bear Den. Our campsite had a great view of a mountain and lots of woods behind it. The entire campground was very clean and well-kept. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We arrived on a Saturday night and it was very crowded, but most people left on Sunday and then it was very nice and quiet. There are a couple of really nice hiking trails adjacent to the campground. Lots of steep hills to climb and woods to explore. Our site was comparable to a federal camp site, very spacious and private with lots of wooded areas. We will stay here again and have already made future reservations. I highly recommend this campground. We camped at Bear Den Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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