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Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Spacious Skies
Bear Den

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Hi Campers!

If you love Spacious Skies Bear Den, you’ll love Spacious Skies Hidden Creek! Come visit our newly-renovated sister campground down the road in Marion, NC for your next adventure!

Hello Campers!

For the short term, we are redirecting our ATV-riding guests to the park-and-ride 5 minutes down the road. We are working with the town leadership and the local Abbot Explorers ATV club to reopen direct access.

Camp (and Ride!) On!

What We Offer

Ways To Stay


Our campground offers a variety of full hook-up sites (water, electric and sewer). We can accommodate 30-amp and 50-amp needs. We have pull-thru and back-in sites, all beautifully wooded. Each site includes a fire pit and picnic table.


We have a large selection of deluxe and rustic cabins that provide different bed configurations and amenities to suit your individual needs and camping comfort level.

Tent Camping

For your short-term adventures, we offer spots to pitch your tent that are either standard rustic or with basic hook ups. Some sites are large enough to accommodate two groups.

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Spacious Skies Bear Den

Set right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 324.8, among the breathtaking Blue Ridge and Black Mountains and nestled in the Pisgah National Forest, Spacious Skies Bear Den is your mountain adventure destination!

While most of our sites are full hook-up, we have water/electric spots for a more rustic camping experience or for our tent campers. We also offer cabins in an array of sizes and with varied amenities, ensuring we have the perfect spot that meets each family or group’s needs.

When you arrive at your site or cabin, breathe in the serene beauty of the Pisgah National Forest, of which Spacious Skies Bear Den is a part. Leave your stress behind as you explore 13 miles of wooded hiking trails, some leading to waterfalls on the park grounds. Playgrounds, a rec hall, arcade, basketball, volleyball, and a swimming lake with a separate fishing area will keep campers of all ages occupied. A camp store stocked with necessities and treats alike, bathhouses, laundry on-site and WiFi all bring the comforts of home to your campsite.

Bear Den is a family friendly place. The spaces are large and you feel quite a bit of privacy. Facilities are clean and there are a lot of things to do. The trails are really nice. It is secluded, but close to many attractions. We would not hesitate to stay there again. Prices are very reasonable. Staff was very polite. I highly recommend Bear Den.

Johnny Mabry@googlereviews

A beautiful setting!!! Sites are the perfect size and beautifully wooded! All steep inclines are paved. They keep the bath house super clean and the sites are very well kept!! Everyone who works here are friendly and awesome!! Camp store reasonably priced. Anniversary trip couldn't have gone any better!! Really relaxing time!! We will definitely be back soon!! Thanks again to everyone at the campground for your hard work!!!

Randy Auman@googlereviews

Really beautiful campground, clean, well kept, good gift shop. Friendly staff. Appreciated washer/dryer available at each bathhouse. Close to Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, The Orchard at Altapass. Would love to stay here again!

Lori Cope@googlereviews

Clean, friendly, and safe campground. Stayed in a cozy cabin and it was perfect for a place to lay our heads and not have to set up a tent. Far enough to not have very good cell reception but close enough to run to town if needed. We will definitely be returning.

Nathaniel Moore@googlereviews

Come to Spacious Skies Bear Den for true natural wonder amongst the Blue Ridge Mountain’s outdoor splendor

Our Blue Ridge Mountain Amenities

Swimming Lake

Officially closed after
Labor Day weekend

Private Fishing Lake Stocked with Trout, Bass, Catfish

Rec Hall with Arcade

Hiking Trail


Camp Store

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Golf Cart Rentals




Gem Mining


Ping Pong


Jumping Pillow

Coming Soon!

Pets Welcome!



Take your indoors outdoors

at Spacious Skies Bear Den

The Western North Carolina section of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s hidden gem, Spacious Skies Bear Den connects you to forests, mountains, streams, and waterfalls for the most peaceful retreat this side of the state. Whether you are day-hiking the region, exploring Asheville or a nearby mountain town, fishing our lake, or listening to the crackling of your campfire, you are sure to make happy memories that will last a lifetime.


In the possible event of snow and/or ice, you will need a Four-Wheel Drive vehicle (tire chains are also recommended). All other vehicles must be prepared with a set of tire chains in their vehicle in the possible event of snow and/or ice.

PLEASE DO NOT USE PEPPER’s CREEK RD (Rt. 1566) even if your Online Map tries to take you that way! It is a dangerous road. For RV’s, please use Hwy 221 to the Blue Ridge Parkway (at Linville), then go south on the BRP to Bear Den Mountain Road (at milepost 324.8, approximately 6 miles.) Then take Bear Den Mtn. Road to the East (left) about 1/2 mile to our Office. For cars, Hwy 221 or 226 are both acceptable to reach the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Spacious Skies Campgrounds, LLC is committed to providing an accessible experience for all visitors to our website, including those with disabilities. If you experience difficulty in accessing the Spacious Skies Campgrounds website, please contact us at or (862) 777-0319.

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