Hipcamp host Glen B.
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Set up your tent in our remote but easily accessible campground. Roast marshmallows by the firepit as you prepare to see the sunset at the overlook gazing out over the Shenadoah Valley

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 36 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send glen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear's Den in Virginia.

Forest

The vibe at Bear's Den

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Hipcamper Lindsey
Lindsey H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
May 28th, 2018

We heard gunshots several times through the night, one occurrence was very nearby. The Privy's were not well kept, we had broken glass around our site. The host was rude to us twice.

Hipcamper Deborah
Deborah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 28th, 2018

Clean and beautiful campground with a shady canopy and great campfire pits with sturdy seating. The campground sits next to an Appalachian Trail lodge. We enjoyed chatting with the hikers when we fetched water or firewood. We also took a few short hikes alone the trail! The water and firewood are allocated at the lodge (maybe a quarter mile round trip) and you park in the lot and walk into the campground. It’s not far, but folks should plan to port their gear in. Glen was helpful and informative - especially when we found ourselves on the wrong trail 😎

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Hipcamper Erin
Erin D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 23rd, 2018

The five available sites were closer together than we would have preferred, but it would be great for a big get together. The sites are all well protected as there were 40mph gusts and our tent never wanted to blow away.

Hipcamper Deborah

Easy access and great amenities!

Deborah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
April 23rd, 2019

Great spot right next to the Appalachian Trail. The campground is wonderful with benches to sit on, ample fire pits, and plenty of firewood. It's always fun to talk with the hikers! The campground is close to many interesting places, including lots of great breweries and wineries.

Bear's Den
Hipcamper Jessica

Cozy campsite

Jessica L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
January 3rd, 2019

Loved it! This was such a nice campsite— it was neat and tidy, and every camper gets 1 free bucket of firewood! We had the place pretty much to ourselves as we were winter camping which was a nice little peek. ;)

Hipcamper rama
Rama A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 15th, 2019

If you want a real camp site and also be close to DC, then this is the perfect place. Kids loved it. The ground has lots of small natural rocks, so be prepared to bring something to cushion your body on the ground.

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 22nd, 2020

Bears Den Campground is in a great location. It is right off the AT, and has a wonderful overlook to watch the sun set a short walk from camp. I felt like I was at summer camp :)

Hipcamper Noah
Noah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 4th, 2018

Bears Den was just right for our needs. Very kids friendly. The campground was rocky. Parking is a short walk from the campsites. The available pre-chopped firewood was a very nice offering.

Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
November 5th, 2018

Great spot! Beautiful under the trees and the shelter saved us when it started pouring rain.

Awards

Best of 2019 Virginia
3rd place
Property
Bears Den Campground
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$9/night
5 Sites

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