Beartree Recreation Area

  

Relax with family and friends at this popular, yet peaceful recreation area complete with multiple activities located right within the recreational area. Campsites are popular with tent campers since there are no hookups, but RVs are welcome and easily accommodated. Group sites and a large picnic shelter are available with reservations.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gate open 7 am to 10 pm
Reservations: Beartree Recreation Area Reservation Information
Rentals & Guides: Trail Shuttle:
Fees $21 per single site per night (max 2 tents, 8 people, 2 vehicles).  $42 per double site per night (max 4 tents 16 people, 4 vehicles.).  $5 day use fee per vehicle.  $4 shower fee per person (non-camper).  $5 dump station fee (non campers).  $20 seasonal day pass available.  $75 picnic shelter (reservation only) $50 group camping (reservation only).  Discounts available for most sites for Senior Pass Holders.
Permit Info: Commercial shuttles must have special use permit.
Open Season: April 15 through October 31
Closest Towns: Damascus, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets with warm water showers.
Operated By: Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association: 276-388-3983 (during operating season). Mount Rogers
Information Center: Visit the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association for more information.

General Information

Directions:

From I-81 Southbound: Take exit 29 at Glade Spring, turn left at bottom of ramp and go about ¼ mile to stop sign. Turn right onto US 11, then immediately left onto SR 91. Follow SR 91 for 13 miles to Damascus. Go east on US 58 for about 7 miles to Beartree entrance on left (paved FS 837).

From I-81 Northbound: Take exit 19 at Abingdon onto US 58 east. Go about 12 miles to Damascus. Continue on US 58 east another 7 miles to the campground entrance on the left. From the entrance off US 58 to the entrance station is approximately 1 mile. The family campground loops are approximately 3 miles from the entrance station, and the group camping loops are approximately ½ mile from the entrance station


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Activities


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Campground Camping

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