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 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Reservations: Beartree Recreation Area Reservation Information
Rentals & Guides: Trail Shuttle:
Fees $24 per single site per night (max 2 tents, 8 people, 2 vehicles).  $48 per double site per night (max 4 tents 16 people, 4 vehicles.).  $6 day use fee per vehicle.  $5 shower fee per person (non-camper).  $5 dump station fee (non campers).  $25 seasonal day pass available.  $85 picnic shelter (reservation only) $55 group camping (reservation only).  Discounts available for most sites for Senior Pass Holders.
Permit Info: Commercial shuttles must have special use permit.
Open Season: May 1 through October 31
Closest Towns: Damascus, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets with warm water showers.
Operated By: American Land and Leisure
Information Center: Visit American Land and Leisure for more information.

General Information


From I-81 Southbound: Take exit 29 at Glade Spring, turn left at bottom of ramp and go about ¼ mile to traffic light at intersection of Rt. 91 and Rt. 11.  Then proceed straight through the traffic light and follow Rt. 91 for 13 miles to the Beartree entrance on the 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 seven miles to the campground entrance on the left. From the entrance off US 58 to the entrance station is approximately one mile. The family campground loops are approximately three miles from the entrance station, and the group camping loops are approximately ½ mile from the entrance station.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

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Group Camping


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