Bear Creek Lake State Park

Location of Bear Creek Lake State Park in VirginiaNestled in the heart of the Cumberland State Forest in central Virginia, Bear Creek Lake is less than an hour west of Richmond. It's the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast. Activities center on the 40-acre lake with a boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and a swimming beach. Other attractions include a meeting facility, cabins, camping, picnicking, an archery range and playgrounds. Guests also enjoy the park's trails and access to the adjoining 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest, including the 14-mile Cumberland Multi-use Trail, which is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Note: There is limited U.S. Cellular and Verizon cell phone service in the park. Public phones can be found in the Acorn Campground Loop and outside the linen building in the cabin area. WiFi is available in the campground and at Lakeside Diner from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

8 a.m. – dusk.

The park is about 4.5 miles northwest of the town of Cumberland. From U.S. Route 60, go west on Route 622 and south on Route 629 to the park entrance.

  • Note: Those coming from the west and using GPS may be directed through a gravel-covered section of Oak Hill Rd. through the Cumberland State Forest. They should instead continue on Route 60 East through the Cumberland Courthouse area and then turn left on Trents Mill Rd. (Route 622) to reach the park's main entrance.
  • Drive Time: Northern Va., three hours; Richmond, one hour; Roanoke, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours

Park Size
326.4 acres; Lake Size: 40 acres.

Contact Bear Creek Lake State Park

Contact Bear Creek Lake State Park

22 Bear Creek Lake Rd.
Cumberland, Virginia  23040
Phone: 804-492-4410


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Cumberland County, Virginia