Nestled in the heart of the Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia, Bear Creek Lake is less than an hour west of Richmond. It’s the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast. Activities center on the 40-acre lake with a boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and a swimming beach.

Other attractions include a meeting facility, cabins, camping, picnicking, an archery range and playgrounds. Guests also enjoy the park’s trails and access to the adjoining 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest, including the 14-mile Cumberland Multi-use Trail, which is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding.


Bear Creek Lake State Park
22 Bear Creek Lake Rd, Cumberland, VA 23040, United States



The park office is open Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (may be closed when staff are not available).


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Contact Details

Phone: +1 804-492-4410


Official Website: Bear Creek Lake State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Bear Creek Lake State Park Adventures:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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