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Bear Creek Lake State Park

 
22 Bear Creek Lake Road Cumberland, VA 23040
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Less than an hour west of Richmond and nestled in the heart of Cumberland State Forest, Bear Creek Lake is the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast. Activities center on the park's 40-acre lake complete with a boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. The park offers camping, cabins, a meeting facility, an archery range, lakeside picnicking, playgrounds, hiking and access to a 14-mile multi-use trail in the state forest.

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Enjoy both recreation and history while touring Virginia State Parks. It’s an affordable and fun experience you won’t want to miss. Use the following details and suggestions to guide your road trip.   DAYS ONE & TWO: Bear Creek Lake State Park: Located in the heart of Cumberland County, this is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy the picturesque 40-acre lake, complete with boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. The park offers 6 miles of hiking trails and access to biking and horseback riding on adjacent State Forest land. Enjoy all the furnished comforts of home in well-appointed cabins and lodges, or enjoy getting back to basics around the campfire for the night with the family.   DAY THREE: High Bridge Trail State Park: Nearby, in downtown Farmville, are trailheads for the 30-mile multi-use High Bridge Trail that runs through three counties and five towns in Central Virginia. The trail’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge. When it opens, the bridge will be more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The bridge, built in 1853, was the catalyst for a major Civil War battle. Confederate forces burned four spans of High Bridge, but failed to destroy the lower wagon bridge, allowing Federal forces to continue pursuit of Lee’s army north of the Appomattox River. IN THE KNOW PIT STOPS: Take the Civil War Trail’s Lee’s Retreat driving tour, which follows the course of critical action on roads that were used April 2–9, 1865. Short-range radio messages at more than 26 waysides along the way explain the historical activity. Five of these stops on Lee’s Retreat are at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park in Amelia County. This historical park was the scene of the last major battle of the American Civil War.
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Caitlín K.
May 10, 2017
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The park is quiet, peaceful, and well-maintained. Very pretty, large lake, encircled by a 3.5 mile trail. Swimming beach is open during the summer season,...
Rachel S.
June 17, 2018
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We're from out of state and we camped here for the first time a few days ago. We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights, it was amazing. I booked this trip months...
Regan C.
June 25, 2018
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This is a excellent day trip spot! I've been going to the lake since I was a kid and I recently went back because of the amazing weather. For two adult...
 
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