Beartree offers a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of recreational activities. Located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the campground boasts a sprawling layout with both group and individual campsites. A small creek flows through the campground, offering a refreshing spot to wade and fish.
Beartree Lake is also located within the recreation area, providing an ideal spot for swimming and fishing.
The campground offers two fishing piers, and smallmouth bass, sunfish, rainbow and brown trout are all possible catches.
The Beartree Lake Trail, which circles the lake, is excellent for hiking. Half of the trail is paved for an easier walk.
The 14-acre lake hosts an annual fishing derby for kids in October.
Tent and RV campers are welcome. Drinking water and a water fill-up station are provided. A dump station is located on the left side of the road before the contact station as you enter the campground. Each site has a grill and picnic table, and most are secluded from other sites. The group picnic shelter accommodates 50 guests and most group sites fit 24 guests.
The campground is located in diverse vegetation, and Beartree Lake is surrounded by dense trees that meet the shoreline.
The Mount Rogers Scenic Byway passes near the campground, highlighting the impressive valleys, mountains, forests and rural countrysides of western Virginia.
The Appalachian Trail, which extends more than 2,175 miles throughout the Appalachian Mountains and across 14 states, is accessible nearby.From I-81, take exit 19 at Abingdon, Virginia. Turn onto Route 58 east and continue for about
20 miles, passing through Damascus. The Beartree Recreation Area entrance will be on the left.