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Bear Den Family Campground & Cabins +

600 Bear Den Mtn Rd

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

(828) 765-2888

Make Bear Den Family Campground and Cabins, in western North Carolina, your destination for Blue Ridge Parkway, family-friendly, outdoor adventures! Bear Den is nestled in 400 acres of woods
 adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 324.8, near Spruce Pine, NC.

Bear Den’s cabins, some with Jacuzzi spa tubs, are completely equipped and furnished with
 kitchen, living area with gas log fireplace, porch and private deck.

There are 144 campsites for tents and other types of recreational vehicles with water, electricity, fire-rings and picnic tables at each campsite. RV sites are available with full hook-ups. Campin’ Cabins offer basic shelter and electricity for 4 to 6 campers. There are modern bathhouses with hot showers and coin-operated washers and dryers.

Bear Den’s Trading Post has groceries, firewood, souvenirs and most every camping supply you could need. We have LP Gas, modem hookups and sanitary disposal stations.

Bear Den guests love our lake for swimming, fishing and canoeing. We have a sandy beach and playground, so the whole family can have fun. Bring your pole - no NC fishing license needed.

Paddleboats and canoes are available for rent plus Bear Den offers basketball, badminton, volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoe courts, and game room with pool and arcade games.

For more information, call (828) 765-2888 or visit www.bear-den.com.

Highlights & Happenings

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  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • For generations, visitors have headed for the Craggies in June, typically the prime time for viewing the pink and purple blooms of Catawba rhododendrons that blanket much of the area.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, picnic area, campground, lodge, restaurant, and country store make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Watch an orientation video and learn how to make the most of your visit to the Parkway and region at this visitor center. View exhibits featuring the unique Parkway design and construction, the natural and cultural history, and recreational opportuni
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • Today the manor and the entire estate are one of the most heavily used areas along the Parkway and home to the Parkway Craft Center. Carriage roads are popular for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, especially by residents of the Boon
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
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  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • What To Do
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it is a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 68th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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