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There’s not a lot that beats RV camping, and do you know what’s even better? RV camping at Bear Creek Lake Campground, of course. Staying with your campervan rental here is like spending your RV camping vacation in a gorgeous state park - in fact, that’s exactly what it is. Bear Creek Lake offers swimming, fishing, boat rentals, piers, and beaches, and on dry land, you can perfect your archery skills, if you’re not too busy having fun at the playground, or hiking the amazing trails around the RV park, that is. There are nature programs and events such as campfires, canoe tours, and archery games, and even a ranger station. You really should consider bringing your inner scout abilities when getting an RV rental near Bear Creek Lake Campground.
On top of all the fun you can have while Bear Creek Lake Campground camping, you’ll also be awfully comfortable. Your phone signal might be a bit weak, but who cares about that when there’s Wi-Fi. You’ll also find a dump station on-site, as well as a camp store with all you need for a picnic at one of the tables around. Did you accidentally get mayo in your hair? Just hop into the shower, and you’ll be squeaky clean in no time. Even your RV rental will get what it needs - at least if that happens to be 30 amp service.
But it sure would be a shame to rent a camper near Bear Creek Lake Campground without spending some time in Cumberland, the nearby town. It’s small but very charming. For some big city vibes, there’s Richmond, and you can also drive to the small towns of New Canton, Sprouses Corner, and Tobaccoville to experience some more of the beautiful state of Virginia. Camping at Bear Creek Lake Campground also means that you’ll be close to a whole bunch of state parks, most notably Cumberland State Forest, which all but surrounds the RV campground.
You simply can’t stay at a Cumberland campground without making use of all the gorgeous nature and great trails to be found in Cumberland State Forest. Try to spot the old homesteads and cemeteries of former inhabitants, play hide-and-seek with the squirrels that appear to be behind every tree trunk, and just enjoy the peace and quiet while strolling through forests of oak and hickory. Oh, and there’s the Bear Creek Lake, of course.
If you’re looking for more outdoor activities, hop into that Cumberland RV rental and head to Chippokes Plantation State Park, situated on the James River and full of recreation as well as both natural and cultural history. There are picnic areas, a swimming pool, a farm museum, and beach access, and since this is one of the oldest continuously operated plantations in the country, you also find original buildings and structures such as plantation outbuildings and slave quarters. And, of course, there are lots of hiking opportunities as well.
With another name full of the historical influence of both the British and the Native Americans, Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest is the place for any bird watcher who decides to book an RV in Cumberland County. Spot woodpeckers and sapsuckers, red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks, as well as the common turkey vulture, or look a bit closer to the ground where you might see small mammals or colorful butterflies. Since most of the forest was farmland a century back, you can see many different varieties of plants and vegetation in the area. You can also go fishing, hunting, or geocaching in this gorgeous forest.
Camping with a rental motorhome at Bear Creek Lake Campground isn’t all about the great outdoors of Virginia, believe it or not, even though you’ll often find that culture and the outdoors often intertwine. Like at Sweet Tree Hill Farm, where sheep and rabbits are kept for wool and yarn, and where you can buy all sorts of colors, and even have customized knitted socks made if you pre-order them before you rent a camper near Cumberland. It might just be the perfect Christmas present for both friends and family.
If you were intrigued by the visit to Chippokes Plantation State Park - or just find history incredibly fascinating, why not spend a day or two visiting places with connections to arguably the most famous Native American, Pocahontas? Jamestown is a given, and you can experience life as a settler 400 years ago, climb on the ships that crossed the Atlantic (or replicas, technically, but no need to spoil the fun), or watch archaeologists discover the James Fort. Walk in the footsteps of Pocahontas, talk to living history characters, and watch glassblowers at work - you might not want to leave this place.
So, how about that Cumberland RV rental, have you started looking yet? With all the fun to be had at and around Bear Creek Lake Campground, how could you not?