Bear Creek Lake State Park is a state park located in Cumberland, Virginia, United States. It is used as a recreational and camping facility that surrounds an artificial 40-acre (12 ha) lake. Less than an hour west of Richmond and nestled in the heart of Cumberland State Forest, Bear Creek Lake is the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast. It has opportunities for recreation on the water and in the surrounding forest.
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 nine trails
and access to the adjoining 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest
, including the 14-mile Cumberland Multi-use Trail. This trail is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding.Source
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