Bear Creek Lake State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This compact jaunt showcases the natural beauty of the park’s eastern woodlands. Birds linger on the marshy eastern periphery of Bear Creek Lake, and hardwoods tower over Little Bear Creek. You can almost double this hike by continuing on to add Lost Barr Trail, which circles new cabins west of the lake.
Just 326 acres, Bear Creek Lake State Park is engulfed by the 16,000-acre Cumberland State Forest. But the park has the larger lake (at 40 acres) and all the amenities to make it a popular weekend-camping destination. On crowded days, the surrounding forest makes it easy to escape the throngs for either hiking or fishing. But you may find that with everyone lounging on the beach, this hike is surprisingly serene."