Unplug for a weekend at one of Virginia’s most off-the-grid campgrounds, Beartree Recreation Area. The namesake lake, surrounded by beaches and dunes, allows only non-motorized boating, and the campsites here tend to attract more tent campers, due to their lack of hookups (don’t fret if you brought the retro souped-up Airstream on the trip, though—RVs are more than welcome). The adorably-titled campground loop, Chipmunk Circle, is divided by a stream running down the middle, and is very close to entrances to the Appalachian Trail and the Iron Mountain Trail. Escape the ever-present whir of electricity in the city by gathering up to a dozen of your best friends (including the dog) and taking them over to Beartree for a few days of chilling on a gorgeous lake beach, where you’ll have all the conveniences of home like warm showers and running water, without the noise!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
38 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Beartree Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Great Place to Hike and Relax!

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November 15th, 2018
Jefferson National Forest
United States
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36.667° N, 81.682° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 4 Sites
(Up to 24 people per site)
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Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 4 Sites
(Up to 24 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 30 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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