A guest post from the Green Momster
Blogger and Sky Meadows State Park volunteer Desiree Di Mauro wrote about her family's visit to Bear Creek Lake State Park on her blog the Green Momster and generously
agreed to let us share it here.
Canoeing at Bear Creek Lake State Park
For my birthday back in February, my family gave me something I’ve been wanting for several years – a new BIG tent with 5 comfortable cots. Yes, greenmomster is no longer camping; it’s “glamping” for me! So I decided to take my beautiful new tent out for her maiden voyage to Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland VA, about an hour west of Richmond. What a pleasant surprise this park is! This 326 acre park includes a 40 acre lake and is surrounded by the 16,000 acre Cumberland State Forest. Our campsite sat right next to the lake, so we woke up to million-dollar views of the lake out our tent window!
You can learn about archery at Bear Creek Lake State Park
We tried a little archery and took a canoe tour led by the very friendly park staff and interpreters (can you believe that $5 paid for a 1 1/2 hour archery lesson?) Of course, we went fishing, hiking, and swimming at the lake beach. And what camping trip would be complete without a campfire and s’mores? But our campfire had an international flare, as we shared s’mores with our camping “neighbors” from down-under! Now we know a little more about camping in Australia!
Fishing is only one of many activities at Bear Creek Lake State Park
Definitely a park to visit, Bear Creek Lake will certainly be on our “to do” list again next year!