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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.

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